• Petitioned The Administration of Georgetown University

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The Administration of Georgetown University

Cut Georgetown University's contract with Adidas

    1. Petition by

      Julia Hubbell

      Encino, CA

October 2012


Georgetown University students in Washington DC convinced the university to withdraw its contract with Adidas after Adidas refused to pay severance to workers in Indonesia; the contract is slated to end December 15, 2012.

Adidas, a licensee of Georgetown University, is in direct violation of the Georgetown University Code of Conduct for Licensees. Upon the closing of the factory PT Kizone in Indonesia, Adidas refused to pay the workers their severance, violating the clause in the code of conduct stating that licensees are required to "[pay] all applicable back wages, or any portion of them, found due to workers who manufactured the licensed articles."

Adidas's refusal to do so has resulted in the loss of income for many already-struggling families in Indonesia. Nike and the Dallas Cowboys, both of whom also manufactured clothing in PT Kizone, have paid the severance due to the workers, but Adidas has consistently refused. At one point, they offered food vouchers to the workers in lieu of their pay, to which the workers responded that food vouchers would not pay their rent, their medical bills, or send their children to school.

Sign the petition to demand that Georgetown enforce its code of conduct as part of its mission as a Jesuit institution, and cut its contract with Adidas.

Recent signatures


    1. VICTORY!

      Julia Hubbell
      Petition Organizer

      The Licensing and Oversight Committee has formally recommended to the administration that Georgetown end its contract with adidas by December 15th! Thank you all for your support--you were instrumental in this success.

    2. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Bernadette White WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Georgetown talks a lot about promoting a "living wage." This is a perfect chance to take a stand and back up that talk.

    • Pavan Rajgopal PITTSBURGH, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Claiming to represent Jesuit values means that Georgetown must live up to that title in all of its endeavors, not merely when politically convenient.

    • Nasario Zenen Jaimes LEANDER, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a Jesuit University we must be on the frontlines of protecting worker's rights, here and abroad.

    • Sarah Vazquez WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Georgetown University is in direct violation of its Just Employment Policy.

    • Kathleen Kelley WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      For the sake of human dignity.


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