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Style Avenue S.A.

March 12, 2024
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Style Avenue was found to have multiple and repeated labor rights violations, including forced overtime, illegal terminations, verbal abuse by management, failure to respect freedom of association, locking workers in the factory, excessive heat, and unsanitary conditions.

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Breakfast & Discussion in Indianapolis with WRC

April 3, 2024
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On May 9, the day after CLC Collegiate Licensing Seminar ends, the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) and our affiliate universities are hosting a conversation about the impact we can have together on the lives of workers in collegiate supply chains. Before you head home from Indianapolis, please join us for breakfast and a discussion of what…

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Concerns remain despite Adidas supplier remediating Cambodia workers

February 9, 2024
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My sister-in-law is dead because of ‘abuse and torture’ at Under Armour factory

April 3, 2024
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Suicide and abuse revealed at Under Armour, Columbia and American Eagle supplier

April 1, 2024
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Sun Shui Shing Industrial (Cambodia)

March 28, 2024
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The WRC’s investigation found that, immediately after workers established an independent union at the factory to address complaints of forced overtime and verbal abuse, the factory management launched an intense campaign of illegal retaliation that included: suspensions and firings of five worker leaders and activists; gender-based threats of violence against these workers; and threats of…

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Successful Remediation of Mass Firing, Violent Threats at Collegiate Factory in Cambodia

March 28, 2024
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Bent Gehrt and Ben Hensler Date: March 28, 2024 Re: Successful Remediation of Mass Firing, Violent Threats at Collegiate Factory in Cambodia Please find here a new report on the WRC’s investigation and successful remediation of violent threats, mass firing, and other retaliation against worker leaders at the…

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Uni Gears Ltd.

December 16, 2022
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Uni Gears Ltd. in Gazipur, Bangladesh, a supplier to Outerstuff employing over 1,000 workers, made significant reductions to its workforce beginning in May 2020. Workers testified to the WRC that they were forced to resign under threat of violence; in Bangladesh, workers who resign are entitled to considerably less terminal compensation than those who are…

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Hong Seng Knitting

November 21, 2023
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2023 WRC affiliate universities have continued to engage with Nike on this case. However, Nike’s position remains unchanged. It continues to ignore overwhelming evidence of worker coercion reported by the WRC, asserting that thousands of workers at Hong Seng voluntarily chose to forgo wages that they were legally owed. In support of its position, Nike…

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Book Your Hotel This Week for the WRC Annual Meeting of the University Caucus

March 26, 2024
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March 26, 2024 Dear Colleagues, We hope that you can join us in Indianapolis Thursday, May 9 for the Annual Meeting of the WRC University Caucus. As a note, the deadline to book a discounted room is Monday, April 1. Prices after this date may increase, so we encourage you to reserve a room this week in order to…

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