Business and Economy
Syracuse University is a long-standing affiliate of the Fair Labor Association, which has been nominated for a Classy Award 2021 to be announced in September.
The Classy Awards recognize the world’s most innovative non-profit organizations and social enterprises. The Fair Labor Association is one of the 50 finalists in the Audience Award category.
Rachel Duffy, director of trademark licensing at Syracuse University, serves as the liaison between the university and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). Duffy, who also sits on the FLA Oversight Committee and is a member of the WRC Board of Trustees, works closely with these organizations to ensure that University-approved products are made by processed and paid workers. fairly.
“As an active member of these important organizations, Syracuse University will continue to lead its peers in the area of human rights and supply chain oversight,” said Duffy.
Duffy also represents all university affiliates on the FLA Fair Compensation Working Group. In addition to the Classy Award nomination, the Fair Compensation Working Group recently received the following recognition:
- Global GoodAwards: The FLA’s fair compensation program is nominated for two awards (Technology for Good and Special Judges Award for Innovation). The winners will be announced on September 22.
- United Nations Global Compact: The UNGC recently launched its Living Wages microsite, which provides a comprehensive overview of what organizations and businesses are doing to ensure that workers receive living wages. The FLA is highlighted on the site and the UNGC included the analysis of the FLA’s living wage for Bangladesh and Vietnam in its report.
“This office is proud to bring such recognition to Syracuse University,” said Duffy. “We will continue to represent our students, alumni and fans in a way that represents the University’s vision and mission as a preeminent leading university in protecting our supply chain in licensing and licensing. workers’ rights. “