Once again labor activists show what can be accomplished when they unite. Last year, United Students Against Sweatshops activists successfully pressured Russell Athletic to rehire 1,200 workers in Honduras when the Jerzees de Honduras factory closed after they unionized.This time however, students achieved a lot more. Nike in a compromise with a Honduran labor federation, Central General de Trabajadores, representing the workers laid off, agreed to pay $1.54 million to a relief fund for workers who had lost their jobs when two Nike subcontractors closed their factories. Surprising isn’t it? It becomes even more shocking when one takes into consideration that on April 20th, Nike made a statement discouraging the two subcontractors Hugger and Vision Tex for their failure to pay any compensation to the workers, but did not accept its own responsibility by paying the workers.