Portland State University, the two Honduran workers told an audience of about 100 people that Nike's subcontractors violated Honduran law by withholding severance payments totaling $2.2 million. The workers, who have spoken out across the United States against Nike this past month, say the severance payment should have been triggered after two apparel factories were shut down without notice in January 2009.
Nike did not own the factories, but the workers say the company's code of conduct holds it accountable for its business partners' illegal actions.