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Levi’s, Kontoor back abuse awareness initiative

February 25, 2021
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Levi’s, Kontoor Fund Program to Combat Gender-Based Violence Toward Garment Workers

February 24, 2021
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Sweatpants sales are booming, but the workers who make them are earning even less

February 22, 2021
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Who is responsible for the world’s garment workers?

February 22, 2021
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U.S. ban on China’s Xinjiang cotton fractures fashion industry supply chains

February 22, 2021
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Delta Apparel Honduras

July 1, 2019
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The WRC investigated a complaint filed by workers at Delta Apparel Honduras (DAH), and found that the practices of DAH violated Honduran law and university codes of conduct in the areas of wages and hours of work, legally mandated benefits, health care, harassment and abuse, gender discrimination, freedom of association, and occupational health and safety.

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Chong Won Fashion, Inc. (C. Woo Inc.)

February 21, 2007
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In response to a worker complaint, the WRC launched an investigation into alleged labor rights violations at Chong Won in late October, 2006. The investigation found serious and ongoing labor rights violations at Chong Won, including minimum wage violations, forced overtime, violations of workers’ right to unionize and bargain collectively, and, of particular concern, collusion by factory management with government agents in violence against workers engaged in a lawful and peaceful strike.

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Hansae Vietnam

October 19, 2017
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The Hansae Vietnam factory has been the subject of in-depth investigation and reporting concerning labor rights issues and engagement with Nike and Hansae on their remediation, by both the WRC and the FLA, for the past two years.

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PT Panarub

December 19, 2006
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Based upon information from Adidas, OCAA, local non-governmental organizations, and our own preliminary research, the WRC identified a number of areas of concern for investigation. These included: Legally Mandated Benefits; Freedom of Association; Occupational Health and Safety; Psychological and Physical Abuse of Employees; Arbitrary Firings and Forced Resignations; Hours of Work and Wages; Use of the Contract Labor System, and the Imposition of Improper Expenses on Workers.

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Lianglong Socks Co. Ltd.

May 15, 2009
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The WRC assessment identified a number of serious labor rights violations at Lianglong including forced and excessive overtime, with many workers required to work every day of a given month, without a single day off; failure to properly compensate workers for overtime hours worked; the illegal withholding, for an extended period of time, of a substantial amount of workers’ monthly pay; failure to provide legally mandated social benefits; and run-down, unclean, and inadequate dormitory accommodations and bathrooms.

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