About the school’s commitment to protecting workers’ rights and the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct:
University of California President Richard C. Atkinson has issued a strengthened Code of Conduct for companies that manufacture clothing and other products bearing the UC name, logos, or other trademarks. The code requires licensees and their contractors to pay a living wage, to comply with environmental and health and safety laws, and not discriminate against employees on the basis of pregnancy or collective bargaining activity. All new licensees will be required to adhere to the code. The code specifically requires employers to recognize the right of employees to bargain collectively with representatives of their own choosing and prohibits the involuntary use of contraceptives and pregnancy testing. Under the new code, all names and addresses of the licensees’ contractors and manufacturing plants will be made public.