Worker Participation Committee
Over the course of four years, Notre Dame’s Worker Participation Committee (WPC) reviewed the University’s Licensing Code of Conduct, with a particular emphasis on the prohibition on the production of Notre Dame-licensed products in countries such as China that do not give workers the legal right to organize and form independent labor unions.
During several forums from 2015 to 2018, the committee shared information it has gathered with the campus community, while at the same time taking in excellent feedback from faculty, staff and students. Informed by this feedback, the committee has continued its work of reviewing the policy in order to make recommendations. In May 2018, the Worker Participation Committee submitted a report that included recommendations for changes to the Freedom of Association Policy.
- Notre Dame's Worker Participation Committee (156k PDF)
- Preliminary WPC Policy Recommendations from Spring 2015 (843k PDF)
- Videos of 2015 Panel Discussions
- Notre Dame's 1999 Task Force on Antisweatshop Initiatives (150k PDF)