Friday, April 3



Students protest to demand socially responsible apparel policy from ASUCLA to support Alta Gracia

Associated Students UCLA committed to a more socially responsible apparel policy after a demonstration Tuesday. A delegation of about 22 students met with Patrick Healey, the association's director of clothing apparel and accessories, to demand that ASUCLA purchase more apparel from the Alta Gracia brand, which supports fair labor practices. Members of the delegation included members from the National Lawyers Guild, the Student Worker Front and the Graduate Students Association. The Dominican Republic town Villa Altagracia was home to a clothing company that ran sweatshops with unsafe work conditions and low wages before Knights Apparel, the nation's leading college clothing supplier, came in. Read more...