The University of Minnesota announced Friday it will join other schools in cutting its ties with Russell Corp. over allegations that the company closed a factory in Honduras and laid off workers who were trying to unionize.

The Atlanta-based company made clothing items that featured 'U' logos and resulted in more than $26,000 in revenue in 2007.

In a news release, the school's general counsel Mark Rotenberg said the “decision to terminate our licensing agreement with Russell is not taken lightly, but is essential to affirm the basic values of this institution.”

Minnesota, whose contract will end March 31, joins the University of Michigan and Wisconsin among others who have cut their ties with the company.