Description: Is your institution a member of the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC) OR would you like them to become one? Are interested in learning more about how the WRC supports school’s efforts for worker justice? Join WRC executive director Scott Nova to learn about their work, how they partner with educational students, and what you can do to share in their mission of combating sweatshops and protecting the rights of workers who make licensed school apparel and other products.
Presenter: Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Workers Rights Consortium (see bios below)
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What is the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)?
The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is an independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting investigations of working conditions in factories around the globe. Our purpose is to combat sweatshops and protect the rights of workers who make apparel and other products. The WRC is a collaboration of educational institutions, students and non-governmental organizations, all of which share the common goal of promoting greater respect for the rights of workers in the global economy. The WRC is proud to have the support of over 180 college and university affiliates, including 14 Jesuit institutions and our primary focus is the labor practices of factories that make university-related apparel.
Scott Nova is Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Prior to joining the WRC, Nova was Executive Director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, a national coalition of environmental, religious, human rights, labor and other public interest groups. Citizens Trade Campaign is one of the nation’s foremost advocates of an approach to U.S. trade policy that makes human rights, worker rights and environmental protection central priorities. Nova has also served as Director of the Preamble Center, a D.C-based research and policy organization that focused on a broad range of economic issues, from Social Security to international commerce.
Nova has written and spoken widely on international labor rights issues, in the United States and abroad. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.