The university got this one right.
The University of Wisconsin canceled its licensing agreement with Nike Inc. on Friday, becoming the first university to take that step over concerns about the company's treatment of workers in Honduras.
Chancellor Biddy Martin said Nike hasn't done enough to help workers collect severance payments they are owed at two factories that abruptly closed last year.
"Nike has not developed, and does not intend to develop, meaningful ways of addressing the plight of displaced workers and their families in Honduras," Martin said. "It has not presented clear long-range plans to prevent or respond to similar problems in the future. For this combination of reasons, we have decided to end our relationship for now."
Let's hope the Badger hockey team gets this one right.
NOTE: Blake Geoffrion, won the Hobey Baker award, the first Badger to win this prize.
Geoffrion’s last name is probably quite familiar to hockey fans far and wide. He is the son of Danny Geoffrion, who had a brief career with the Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. He is also the grandson of the late Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion and great grandson of the late Howie Morenz, both of whom also played for the Canadiens and are both enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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