REI: Walmart of the Outdoors?
Recreational Equipment, Inc does big business with notorious human rights abuser The North Face. Together, they let nothing stand in the way of maximum profits – not even a human life. As a result, since 2005 more than 1,800 garment workers have died in preventable factory disasters.
Together with Bangladeshi workers, students and REI members have decided they’ve had enough. United Students Against Sweatshops is calling on REI to cut ties with their corporate cronies at North Face/VF Corporation, until they take responsibility for the safety of their workers and sign a contract to end deathtraps — the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
After months of campaigning by USAS and its union allies, more than 180 companies, including American Eagle, H&M, and Adidas, have signed the Accord. However, VF Corporation, the largest branded apparel manufacturer in the world, has refused to sign.
Join us in taking on this corporate co-op to fight for worker safety in Bangladesh!