Students to rally against sweatshops

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Students will gather in front of UK’s Main Building on Wednesday and meet with President Eli Capilouto in support of an organization that monitors the working conditions in factories that make collegiate apparel.

A student organization, UK United Students Against Sweatshops, has been working to convince the university to affiliate with the Workers Rights Consortium, according to a news release from the group.

At 1:30 p.m. the group will rally near the cannon in front of the Main Building to show students and university employees support for this affiliation.

WRC would monitor the factories that make merchandise sold in the University of Kentucky Bookstore and the uniforms worn by UK athletes to ensure the products were not created in conditions that exploited employees.

The students are scheduled to meet with Capilouto after the rally to present their proposal.