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Students battle a Dallas Cowboys unit over college apparel made in El Salvador. Anti-sweatshop movement protest

Monday, September 26, 2011

At Ohio State, many students and professors are pressing the university’s administration not to sign a proposed multimillion-dollar deal with the Cowboys’ affiliate, Silver Star Merchandising.

An anti-sweatshop group with more than 150 US college, said Silver Star had used one factory in El Salvador that, according to monitoring groups, threatened union supporters, had drinking water that was contaminated and illegally forced employees to work huge amounts of overtime.

The group cited a second El Salvador plant that factory monitors said had spied on union supporters and put them in worse jobs at lower pay.

Original source: New York Times