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Can Man Garment

January 27, 2022
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Industrias Florenzi

December 23, 2021
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Industrias Florenzi closed factory operations in July 2020. At the time of the closure, the factory failed to pay 207 workers the terminal compensation to which they were legally entitled: Under Salvadoran law, the factory owed the former employees unpaid wages, severance, and unpaid vacation and bonuses, as well as money that it deducted from…

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They Sewed ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Scrubs. Fighting Wage Theft Was its Own Drama.

January 21, 2022
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State of California Asked WRC to Deliver Living Wages to Workers Making Masks

January 24, 2022
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Ben Hensler, Bent Gehrt, and Scott Nova Date: January 24, 2022 Re: State of California Asked WRC to Deliver Living Wages to Workers Making Masks Last year, the State of California’s Health Benefit Exchange, known as Covered California, asked the WRC to assist this public agency by monitoring…

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WRC Board Election Results

January 4, 2022
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January 4, 2022 Dear Colleagues, We write to report the result of the special election for the WRC Board of Directors. There was one nominee for the relevant seat. By rule, the nominee is therefore elected by acclamation. The open B/C Category Seat will be held by J. Callahan Watson, Assistant Vice President for Public…

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WRC Secures $2.9 Million in Back Pay for Workers Who Made University Apparel in Indonesia

January 20, 2022
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January 20, 2022 Dear Colleagues, Please find here a case brief concerning labor rights violations and remediation at a collegiate factory in Indonesia. Here are the key points: Through three years of work, the WRC has secured $2.9 million in previously unpaid compensation for 1,301 workers at a factory that made university apparel for Gear for…

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Update: Mass Wage Theft in India

January 14, 2022
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January 13, 2022 Dear Colleagues, As we reported to you in October and December, the WRC is working to address the refusal of suppliers across a major apparel producing region of India to pay the legal minimum wage—including an important supplier of collegiate goods to Columbia Sportswear. Roughly 400,000 workers are affected. As of today,…

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El Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador (WRC) y representantes de las trabajadoras(es) obtuvieron una contribución humanitaria de US$1 millón de Barco Uniforms para encarar las indemnizaciones pendientes debido al cierre de su fábrica proveedora en El Salvador

December 23, 2021
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23 de diciembre de 2021 Al Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador (WRC por sus siglas en inglés) le complace informar que la empresa Barco Uniforms, Inc., con sede en el sur del estado de California, Estados Unidos, ha realizado una contribución humanitaria de más de US$1 millón a aproximadamente 200 extrabajadoras(es) de la fábrica Industrias…

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The quest to find a sustainable prayer rug

December 23, 2021
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Testimony from Workers Who Benefitted from Barco’s Contribution of $1 Million

December 23, 2021
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“This is a joyful day that we thought would never come. My father fell ill during the past year, and I felt so sad because I wasn’t able to help with any of his expenses. But now I will be able to help buy him medicine. We appreciate all of the efforts by the organizations…

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