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US ban on imports from China’s Xinjiang region takes effect

June 21, 2022
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Toxic Tiles: How Vinyl Flooring Made With Uyghur Forced Labor Ends Up at Big Box Stores

June 14, 2022
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‘Escalation of Secrecy’: Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang

May 27, 2022
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OPINION: U.S. law to ban Xinjiang goods protects Uyghur people. But it can’t end there

June 23, 2022
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Global Coalition Calls on Companies Not to Dump Forced Labour-Made Goods in Non-US Markets

June 21, 2022
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Today, as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) comes into effect in the United States, the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region urged US importers not to dump goods linked to the Uyghur Region into other markets and to not re-export tainted goods. Hundreds of companies have been publicly identified as having links to Uyghur forced labour.…

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After WRC Investigation, a Binding Agreement to Protect Workers

June 21, 2022
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: June 21, 2022 Re: After WRC Investigation, a Binding Agreement to Protect Workers Please find here the WRC’s report on our investigation of gender-based violence and harassment at the Natchi Apparel factory in India and binding agreements recently signed with worker representatives, the brand H&M,…

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JNB Global / Sams and Rudia

June 17, 2022
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The WRC documented violations of worker rights at the Guatemalan garment factory JNB Global, also known as Sams and Rudia. Violations at this factory occurred when it required workers to sign new employment contracts that illegally falsified their dates of hire. Further violations occurred when JNB Global fired workers who refused to sign. JNB Global…

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University-Driven Russell Pact Sparked Huge Progress for Honduran Workers

June 17, 2022
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Scott Nova Date: June 17, 2022 Re: University-Driven Russell Pact Sparked Huge Progress for Honduran Workers A new report from Penn State documents sweeping progress for workers sparked by the positive resolution of university code violations at Russell Athletic. The report, authored by Mark Anner,…

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Target Supplier JNB Global Fires Workers and Steals Severance

June 16, 2022
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Overview The WRC recently documented violations of worker rights at the Guatemalan garment factory JNB Global, also known as Sams and Rudia. Following our investigation, we shared findings and recommendations for remedial action with the factory and with its buyer, Target Corporation. The violations of worker rights at JNB Global occurred when the factory required…

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WRC Update: $8.3 Million in Back Pay for Workers at Thai Garment Factory

June 14, 2022
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: June 14, 2022 Re: WRC Update: $8.3 Million in Back Pay for Workers at Thai Garment Factory With the WRC’s help, garment workers at a factory in Thailand just received $8.3 million in back pay—the most ever secured at a single garment factory. When the Brilliant…

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