Webinar Recording Available: Garment Workers’ Rights during the Pandemic


December 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday, the WRC hosted a webinar providing an update on the WRC’s efforts to protect workers’ well-being and uphold university codes of conduct amidst this crisis. The recording of this webinar is now available to WRC university affiliates. In this webinar, WRC staff shared garment workers’ testimony about their experiences during the pandemic, reviewed our response to three types of workers’ rights violations that are on the rise during the pandemic, and discussed our work pressing licensees and other apparel industry leaders to honor their financial obligations to suppliers. We also shared new research into the impact of the global pandemic on garment workers and their families, which included interviews with workers producing for 20 university licensees.

As always, please let us know if you have any thoughts or questions.