TELL THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON TO QUIT STALLING AND ADOPT THE DSP !
The Designated Suppliers program is a joint effort of various labour, community and student groups in the USA. They aim to exert pressure on university and college administrations to purchase only from suppliers that uphold ethical labour standards. The following is one of their recent campaigns wherein they aim to pressure to University of Houston to adopt this policy. You can read more and join this campaign at http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/uhdsp
Tell The University of Houston to Quit Stalling and Adopt the DSP!
For the past year and half, the University of Houston has ignored students demanding that the university adopt the Designated Suppliers Program. Today, students, faculty, and community members from throughout the US and Canada will be calling, emailing, and faxing President Khator to demand that the University of Houston make a real commitment to the rights of workers. Show your support for students and workers by participating today!
Renu Khator's phone: (713) 743-8820
Sample Script: Hello, my name is _______ and I am a _____ from _____. It is very disappointing to hear that an institution like UH, which claims to be a leader in the university community, has shown so little concern for its students and for the workers producing its apparel. It is extremely unfortunate that you are ignoring this issue despite students having proven the viability of the DSP and assured UH that it would face no legal or financial risk from it. I would urge you to address this situation by meeting with the students immediately and adopting the DSP. Thanks for your time. Tell me more