FLA Watch was created to expose the truth about the Fair Labor Association (FLA). While the FLA claims to be protecting workers’ rights and improving labor conditions, the organization has demonstrated itself over the years to be nothing more than a public relations mouthpiece for the apparel industry. Created, funded, and controlled by Nike, Adidas, and other leading sweatshop abusers, the FLA is a classic case of the “fox guarding the hen house”.
Few things have made the FLA’s true agenda more clear than the organization’s recent dishonest attacks on the proposed Designated Suppliers Program (DSP). The DSP presents a solution to the sweatshop problem in the apparel industry by requiring that university apparel be produced in factories with a strong commitment to high labor standards. Showing its true colors, the FLA has not only publicly attacked this new anti-sweatshop initiative, but has done so by intentionally spreading misinformation about the policy apparently so that the proposal won’t receive honest consideration by the university community. FLA Watch is a response to the FLA’s unfair attack on the DSP and the organization’s ongoing failure to protect the rights of workers around the world.
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