In the past several years there have been issues surrounding fair labor practices which have affected collegiate licensing programs around the United States. The Collegiate Licensing Company(CLC) has collaborated with a focus group of collegiate institutions to develop a set of unified labor code standards.
The CLC code is similar to the Fair Labor Association’s code, and sets forth workplace standards for factories that produce University licensed product that help ensure that licensees do not produce collegiate product utilizing child labor or sweat shop conditions.
The code provides standards that cover various topics, including wages and benefits, working hours, child labor, health and safety, and freedom of association. These standards are monitored through the Fair Labor Association.
The University of Missouri is also a member of the Worker’s Right Consortium (WRC). More than 100 schools belong to WRC whose purpose is to assist in the enforcement of manufacturing Codes of Conduct adopted by colleges and universities.