UW Madison students freeze for fired Adidas workers. Freezing in place for five minutes on the Library Mall, members of the UW Student Labor Action Coalition want the administration to step up to the plate, on behalf of fired Adidas workers in El Salvador.
Organizer Jan Van Tol says they tried to arrange a meeting with Chancellor John Wiley, but were turned down. The UW has a Labor Licensing Policy Committee, which met with an Adidas official on campus last week. That committee has set benchmarks for the shoe and apparel maker, including hiring back some of the fired workers.