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UVM Joins Worker Rights Consortium

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The University of Vermont has become affiliated with the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), joining more than 180 U.S. colleges and universities. Chris McCabe, assistant vice president of marketing and business development, made the announcement. The Worker Rights Consortium is an independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting investigations of working conditions in factories around the globe. 

"UVM has been a member of the Fair Labor Association for a number of years,” McCabe said. “It was a natural progression to add the WRC to our list of affiliate organizations who provide a foundation for workers rights in factories all over the world. I would like to thank our students, staff in the UVM Bookstore and members of the Burlington community for their thoughtful attention to this process. proving once again that the idea of social justice is a core value in the UVM community.”