Cornell Organization for Labor Action (COLA)

COLA is a non-hierarchical organization of students committed to the struggle for economic justice...

COLA members read their letter aloud, speaking about Nike’s unsupervised labor practices and asking that Cornell end its contracts with the company. (Varun Hedge / Sun Staff Photographer)
COLA members read their letter aloud, speaking about Nike’s unsupervised labor practices and asking that Cornell end its contracts with the company. (Varun Hedge / Sun Staff Photographer)
COLA contributes their energies not only to the labor movement within Ithaca, but also across the United States, and around the world. They have been involved with campaigns to unionize and secure contracts for workers in several different organizations, and were instrumental in moving Cornell toward the adoption of a socially responsible purchasing policy.