Student Labor Action Coalition

after sit in april 29, 2013

What Is SLAC?

The Student Labor Action Coalition is a coalition of students, workers, and labor activists dedicated to:

  • Organizing students to engage in labor solidarity activities locally and worldwide.
  • Educating students and the community about labor unions and workers' struggles for social justice.
  • Training students to be activists and organizers in the labor movement.
  • Actively opposing racism, sexism, imperialism, and other forms of oppression, while supporting the struggle for social justice for all.

SLAC meets weekly to discuss these kinds of issues, develop strategies and organize events. All meetings are open to everyone interested in learning more and getting involved. No previous experience or knowledge is required.

We are a completely volunteer run organization with no dues or other membership requirements. We are an affiliate of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), an international student network dedicated to organizing globally around similar issues.


Weekly Meeting

SLAC meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. See the "Today in the Union" list on bulletin boards in the Memorial Union for room location, or check TITU online.

Email List

Sign up for SLAC news:

News and Events

Every Tuesday, 7:30 pm — Regular SLAC organizing meeting. All are welcome!

Check TITU on the day of the event for the room location on campus.

Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh

SLAC strips down to petition Blank, JanSport - Daily Cardinal April 14, 2015

April 14, 2015 - SLAC Responds to Craig Hodges about VF corporation, Jansport, etc.

ASM passes resolution recommending UW cut ties with JanSport - Badger Herald, April 9, 2015

previously, in 2014:

UW-Madison students press Chancellor Rebecca Blank to cut ties with JanSport - Capital Times, April 25, 2014

UW-Madison launches new effort on Bangladesh worker safety - UW-Madison News, March 14, 2014

Background Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and SLAC work on the campaign ...