In December of 2019, professor Angelika von Wahl’s IA 200: “Globalization and Its Critics” class wrote a letter addressed to President Alison Byerly after learning about the poor working conditions in the T-shirt production industry and across global supply chains. This letter was cosigned by over 40 organizations across campus.
“The Workers Rights Consortium is a group seeking justice for workers without a voice. There are 171 universities affiliated with the Workers Rights Consortium, an organization that conducts investigations into factories that produce shirts bearing college or university logos in order to ensure that labor abuses are put to an end and worker’s rights are being followed… How better to impact the world than to start from our own campus? We request that Lafayette College become an affiliate member of the Workers Rights Consortium…”