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The Badgers don't need no steenkin' Nike

Written by Juan Cena on Saturday, April 10 2010 and posted in SWRT

Sports Illustrated reports that the University of Wisconsin is severing it's business relationship with Nike due to the company's business practices in Honduras. The school wasn't happy when two Honduran factories that produced apparel for Nike were closed in January, 2009, without the employees receiving any severance pay. While the factories were not owned by Nike, the University requires "companies licensed to use its logos responsible for the actions of subcontractors." When Nike failed to address the situation in manor satisfactory to Wisconsin, the university decided to cut ties with the company.


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Sports Illustrated reports that the University of Wisconsin is severing it's business relationship with Nike due to the company's business practices in Honduras. The school wasn't happy when two Honduran factories that produced apparel for Nike were closed in January, 2009, without the employees receiving any severance pay. While the factories were not owned by Nike, the University requires "companies licensed to use its logos responsible for the actions of subcontractors." When Nike failed to address the situation in manor satisfactory to Wisconsin, the university decided to cut ties with the company.



Posted originally: 2010-04-09 23:46:00
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