Synopses & Reviews
United Students Against Sweatshops heads a wave of anti-sweatshop organizing that has reached over two hundred American college campuses in the past four years. From the northeast to the southwest, at public and private, large and small universities, their campaigns have wreaked havoc on the corporate campus and ruffled multinational companies whose profits depend on young consumers; they have also led to a more broadly based engagement with issues of social justice and provide a potential model for transnational student/worker solidarity.
"An inspiring story of how students are making history today." Tom Hayden
"As vividly as any documentary film, Liza Featherstone captures the gusto and political savvy of a student movement that has made its impact in every corner of the global economy. Nor does this indispensable book pull any punches; its bold commentary will hit home where it needs to be heard." Andrew Ross
"Everybody wants to have a living wage. Everybody wants to be able to take care fo themselves and their family. Everybody wants to retire and feel good, enjoy life. Breathe. Live. Eat." Sheri Davis
"Here are the inspiring voiced of our democracy - young people daring to question authority and confront power. These are the Thomas Paines, Sojourner Truths, Frederick Douglasses, and Mother Joneses of our times. America needs them more than ever." Jim Hightower
"Campus activism lives! This inspiring and lucid account of the work of United Students Against Sweatshops proves it. Blending commitment and analysis, Featherstone tells us why USAS is about much more than caps and tee shirts - it's about workers' rights, women's rights, challenging the corporatization of the university, and establishing a fair world order." Katha Pollitt
This short, punchy book is both a record of a new mass campaign and a tool for the realization of its goals. The students demand one thing: that clothing bearing university logos must be produced under healthy, safe, and fair working conditions.
This volume is both a record of a new mass campaign, and a tool for the realization of its goals. Written by students, it uses interviews, analysis and graphics to consider issues such as: what is a sweatshop?; and students' role in broader movements against unfair trade and sweated labour.
This short, punchy, yet sharply analytic book, written by USAS activists and an expert journalist, provides a record of a new mass campaign and a tool for the realization of its goals.
About the Author
United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is a student organization with chapters at over 250 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.Liza Featherstone is a New York City journalist who has written extensively about student and youth organizing. She is a frequent contributor to The Nation, Newsday and The Washington Post.