The device, patented almost 20 years ago by a visionary UW doctor, is now on the market after a long campaign by the company he founded.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against adidas seeking declaratory relief over the company’s obligation to pay severance to Indonesian factory workers. The university’s decision is based on the results of the settlement agreement reached last month between adidas and the labor union representing the PT Kizone.
Chancellor David Ward sent the letter below on May 8, 2013 in response to the UWMAD@Palermo's Coalition.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison will enter into a period of mediation with adidas Group in an effort to resolve an ongoing dispute over the apparel firm’s obligations to former workers at a factory in Indonesia. The factory was owned by an adidas subcontractor.
Here is a memo from Interim Chancellor David Ward to the Labor Licensing Policy Committee in response to a new statement from adidas on the PT Kizone factory situation.
Here is a statement from Interim Chancellor David Ward regarding adidas and a new report from the Worker Rights Consortium about the PT Kizone factory.