Buy union-made college apparel — here at the UI

Alta Gracia is the first-ever factory making college apparel that truly respects its workers’ rights by paying them a living wage and giving them a voice on the job. For more than a decade, workers in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic, have fought for fair working conditions in garment factories. At Alta Gracia, workers have organized a strong, independent union and can support themselves and their families with wages three times the legal minimum wage. Beginning this school year, Alta Gracia T-shirts and sweatshirts are sold at more than 300 colleges and universities across the United States, and we can be proud to know that the University of Iowa is one of them.

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