We’ve challenged sportswear brands to take a series of actions to overcome four major hurdles that block progress on worker rights in the sportswear industry. And we asked them to adopt targets for progress on each of those actions.
As this site demonstrates, not enough progress has been made by any of these sportswear brands. Some brands haven’t even agreed to try to meet these targets. That’s why we all need to keep pressuring these brands to guarantee that the workers who make their products are doing so under safe, stable and decent working conditions, and are paid a living wage.
You can help by:
- Sending an email to sportswear brands;
- Participating in ongoing campaigns on these issues; and
- Posting our video ad on your facebook page using this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taa1yd7Aom4
- Sending a link to the video to your friends and networks by email. You can use this text:
"Unfortunately, Olympic skiers aren't the only ones in a race to the bottom. Watch this short 30-second video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Q2zeLXRfY to find out more about the intolerable wages and working conditions faced by workers making sportswear for major brands, and then check out www.clearingthehurdles.org for more information on how you can take action."
If you or your organization host a blog or website:
Embed or upload our "race to the bottom" video on your site (click here to learn how)