AUSTIN, Texas – Students at the University of Texas, Austin have taken over the office of President Bill Powers, demanding that he take a stronger stance against sweatshop conditions of workers producing university apparel. Similar sit-ins have taken place recently at Emory University; College of William and Mary; Rutgers; University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Tulane against poor working conditions. All of the demonstrations have been affiliated with United Students Against Sweatshops. Several of these actions have resulted in the arrests of the demonstrators.
Wave of Sit-ins in US continue at UT