By Jennifer Wolan, Student at Dundee-Crown High School
The Youth Labor Committee is a high school student led anti-sweatshop organization started in August 2010 at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville IL, and is believed to be the only high school anti-sweatshop activism group of its kind. We have worked tirelessly to help spread awareness of such oppressive and miserable working conditions that shackle people into wage slavery and oppression. As an organization, we have developed a complete set of teachable lesson plans (roughly 80 full school days worth of material), launched our website and opened up a dialogue with Sears Holdings Corporation, a global leader in retail.
To date we have held two meetings with executives from Sears, taking place on the 10th of December and, most recently, the 20th of January. The main purpose of these meetings was to discuss Sears' Global Compliance Guidelines, which can be viewed at the following link: http://www.searsholdings.com/govern/docs/Global_Compliance_Requirements_Poster.pdf.