United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
Formed in 1997, United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) is a national grassroots organization run entirely by youth and students on high school, college and university campuses across the United States. USAS develops youth leadership and runs strategic student-labor solidarity campaigns with the goal of building sustainable power for working people.
We define "sweatshop" broadly and consider all struggles against the daily abuses of the global economic system to be a struggle against sweatshops. We envision a world in which society and human relationships are organized cooperatively, not competitively. We struggle towards a world in which all people live in freedom from oppression, in which people are valued as whole human beings rather than exploited in a quest for productivity and profits.
Our chapters run exciting grassroots campaigns focused on issues of worker rights and social and economic justice. Our two cornerstone campaigns are in solidarity with garment workers who make collegiate apparel and campus-community workers who ensure that our colleges and universities run.