The GEO Stewards’ Council voted to join the UIUC Coalition Against Coke Contracts on November 7, 2005. Currently, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a five year exclusive contract with the Coca-Cola that is up for renewal in 2007.
This exclusive contract implies that the only beverages our members can drink on campus are manufactured by Coca-Cola. Considering Coke’s egregious records, this exclusive contract with Coca-Cola forces graduate employees to subsidize human rights, labor violations and environmental degradation every time they want a soft-drink, bottled water etc. while on campus. Visit the CACC website for updates and more information.
The Coalition Against Coke Contracts (CACC), is a broad coalition of campus and community groups in Champaign-Urbana that has mobilized to demand that the University cut its contract with Coke and divest from Coke since it has repeatedly violated labor rights in Colombia, and is responsible for severe environmental abuse in India.
Check the CACC website for updates and more information.