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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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APS El Salvador

March 15, 2024
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The WRC found violations of workers’ rights at the Salvadoran garment factory, APS El Salvador, which closed in August 2022 without paying its workers the approximately US$2 million dollars they were owed in back wages, severance, and other terminal benefits. The WRC’s investigation resulted in a partial payment to the workers. Read More: In the…

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Organizaciones piden exención de impuestos para fondos de ayuda a trabajadores despedidos de maquilas en El Salvador

May 16, 2024
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Election Nominations for WRC Board of Directors

May 20, 2024
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Jessica Champagne Date: May 20, 2024 Re: Election Nominations for WRC Board of Directors Please find here a memo announcing upcoming elections for three University Caucus seats on the WRC Board of Directors. The memo explains which seats are up for election, outlines the schedule…

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New Materials from the WRC

May 14, 2024
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May 14, 2024 Dear Colleagues, We had a great day of presentations, discussions, and our first ever trivia game at the WRC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis last week. At that meeting, we shared a new snapshot of the highlights of the WRC’s work this year, which may be helpful to you and your colleagues. In addition, we shared two…

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WRC Testimony for Hearing on Factories and Fraud: How Human Rights Violations Make Reliable Audits Impossible

May 7, 2024
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Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, presented testimony to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s April 30, 2024, hearing: “WRC Testimony for Hearing on Factories and Fraud: How Human Rights Violations Make Reliable Audits Impossible.” This testimony includes recommendations related to audit methodological standards and recommends that Congress hold hearings in which it asks…

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Last Chance: Join Thursday’s Annual Meeting on Zoom

May 7, 2024
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May 7, 2024 Dear Colleagues,  We are looking forward to our annual meeting this Thursday! We wanted to let you know that this is the last chance to register to join us remotely. Since we know not everyone can make the trip to Indianapolis, we have a Zoom participation option, and would welcome you to…

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Companies Sourcing From China Face ‘Severe UFLPA Compliance Dilemma’

May 2, 2024
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Quantum Apparel (Cambodia)

May 6, 2024
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The WRC’s investigation found that, immediately after workers established an independent union at the factory to address complaints concerning the factory’s misuse of short-term contracts, factory management retaliated against the worker union leaders by taking the following unlawful actions: The collegiate licensee, Lululemon cooperated with the WRC’s investigation and engaged with factory management to ensure…

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Remediation of Illegal Firing and Discrimination at Lululemon Collegiate Supplier in Cambodia

May 6, 2024
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Bent Gehrt and Rola Abimourched Date: May 6, 2024 Re: Remediation of Illegal Firing and Discrimination at Lululemon Collegiate Supplier in Cambodia Please find here a new report on the WRC’s investigation and successful remediation of labor rights violations at the Quantum Apparel factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.…

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