Student Labor Action Coalition

victims in Rana Plaza ruins

Cut the contract with Jansport!

11:45 AM Thursday, April 24

Bascom Hall

(outside Chancellor's office, first floor)

We demand UW-Madison cut its contract with Jansport!

Join SLAC on Thursday April 24 as we commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse. The Rana Plaza factory collapse happened in Bangladesh on 4/24/13 and killed 1,134 people. This factory disaster, and many others in Bangladesh, happened because simple, preventative safety measures in the factory were not taken and because workers were threatened and told to enter the dangerously weak building on the morning of the collapse. VF Corporation, the parent company of Jansport, is a serial violator of workers' rights and safety in Bangladesh, and SLAC wants Chancellor Rebecca Blank to cut UW-Madison's contract with Jansport once and for all. The next Rana Plaza could happen any minute, and we don't want UW-Madison to have any connection with the brands who may be responsible. JOIN US ON APRIL 24 to deliver a cake to Chancellor Blank asking her to eat it with us and "cut" Jansport!! We'll also be sitting in solidarity outside her office during her lunch hour and eating our cake and lunches. This will send a loud message that we won't stand for preventable deaths as a result of negligence and greed, and we won't stand for Jansport!

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 Wednesday at 7 PM 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.

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Every Wednesday, 7pm — 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

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 ...