University of Louisville ends license agreement with Jansport over 'workers' rights'
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The University of Louisville has severed ties with an organization that was the subject of a protest by students recently.
According to a statement from the University, the school has opted not to renew a licensing contract with Jansport – among other companies – due to “several business factors including workers' rights practices, financials and product design.”
The licenses will expire at the end of June, at which point the school says it will not be renewed.
“After taking these factors into consideration and reviewing all proposals, CLC and U of L have decided not to renew the license of Jansport and several other companies,” the statement read.
Concerned students held protests outside university president James Ramsey's office, asking the school not to do business with Jansport and other companies they believed to have unethical business practices.
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