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JNB Global / Sams and Rudia

March 2, 2023
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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 all factory employees to sign new employment contracts that illegally falsified their dates of hire. Further violations occurred when JNB Global fired workers who refused to sign.…

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La intervención del WRC con Target asegura las indemnizaciones de siete trabajadoras(es) despedidas ilegalmente y restablece el derecho a la indemnización que les había sido arrebatado a las 400 trabajadoras(es) de JNB Global en Guatemala

March 2, 2023
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Después de una investigación realizada por el Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador (WRC, por sus siglas en inglés) y del subsiguiente compromiso con Target para implementar acciones correctivas, JNB Global, una fábrica de ropa en Guatemala que abastece a las tiendas de Target, pagó las indemnizaciones por despido y los salarios caídos que legalmente se…

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10 Years since Rana Plaza, the Accord has some bold expansion plans

March 28, 2023
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Last chance to join us in DC—or, register to participate on Zoom!

March 16, 2023
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March 16, 2023 Dear Colleagues,  We write with a final invitation to join us in DC next Friday, March 24, for the Annual Meeting of the WRC University Caucus. Please RSVP today to join us in person—or, if you can’t make it to DC, please register here to join us on Zoom! In addition to U.S. Special Representative for…

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Southern Apparel Contractors (Tegra Global)

March 14, 2023
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In 2022, the WRC found violations of freedom of association at Southern Apparel Contractors, a factory in Honduras owned by the US company, Tegra Global. In April 2022, a national transportation shutdown resulted in the factory requiring its employees to “repay” a day of lost wages, which was in violation of the collective bargaining agreement…

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New WRC Report: Southern Apparel Contractors (Honduras)

March 14, 2023
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: March 14, 2023 Re: New WRC Report: Southern Apparel Contractors (Honduras) Please find here a new report on the WRC investigation and successful remediation of violations of workers’ right to freedom of association, under university codes of conduct, at Southern Apparel Contractors (“SAC”),…

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WRC Testimony for Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Trade and Forced Labor

March 8, 2023
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Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, presented testimony to the US Senate Committee on Finance’s February 16, 2023, hearing: “Ending Trade that Cheats American Workers By Modernizing Trade Laws and Enforcement, Fighting Forced Labor, Eliminating Counterfeits, and Leveling the Playing Field.” This testimony includes recommendations on enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor…

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Five-Figure Pay Day: Guatemalan Target Supplier Settles Worker Dispute

March 3, 2023
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WRC Engagement with Target Secures Compensation for Seven Unlawfully Fired Employees, Restores Stolen Severance Rights for 400 Workers at Supplier JNB Global in Guatemala

March 2, 2023
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JNB Global, a garment factory in Guatemala that supplies Target Stores, has provided legally owed severance and back pay to workers whom the factory unlawfully fired in February 2021, and it has restored severance and seniority rights for the factory’s entire workforce of 400 employees, following a WRC investigation and subsequent engagement with Target for…

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Former WRC Board Member Julie Su Nominated to Head US Labor Department

March 1, 2023
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To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: March 1, 2023 Re: Former WRC Board Member Julie Su Nominated to Head US Labor Department I am very glad to share the news that former WRC Board Member Julie Su was nominated by President Biden this week to serve as United States Secretary of…

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