Macalester College

Social Responsibility Committee





Macalester College
Social Responsibility Committee

February 10, 2009 Meeting Notes


     I.     Donated Pay

Mike O’Connor brought a concern regarding donated sick leave hours and vacation time to ill co-workers.  He has not received responses from HR or the Benefits Committee.  SRC sent him back to HR.

   II.     Russell Athletic Wear

Kathy Johnson participated in a conference call where the WRC presented findings that Russell Athletics was closing a factory in Honduras due to union organizing by workers.

Highlander and Athletics Department do not order from Russell (subsidiary of Fruit of the Loom).

SRC recommended a ban on Russell Athletics until workers rights change takes place.  The Committee will deal with instances like this on a case-by-case response and asked Kathy to report further infractions to the Committee.

  III.     Transparency Policy

Susan thanked Committee members for participating on the Moodle site.  Student members reiterated the need to share information with the Mac community.  Craig Aase will be invited to the March meeting.

Next meeting is March 10.  The agenda will include the investment/transparency policy and the EPPP.

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