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WRC Issue Brief: Inditex Linked to Companies Complicit in Uyghur Forced Labor

Published: November 4, 2020

WRC Issue Brief: Inditex Linked to Companies Complicit in Uyghur Forced Labor — November 4, 2020 The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) has identified commercial ties between Inditex, a Spanish multinational clothing company best known for its brand Zara, and two leading Chinese yarn and textile manufacturers that are complicit in the unfolding Uyghur forced labor…

Xinjiang Update: US House Passes Import Ban

Published: September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020 Dear Colleagues, In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives yesterday passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which effectively bans the import of apparel and other products with content from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The bill was a focus of last week’s hearing on forced labor in…

US House Votes to Ban Forced Labor Goods from Uyghur Region

Published: September 22, 2020

Worker Rights Consortium— a member of Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region — Calls Congressional Action “A High-Decibel Wake Up Call for Apparel Brands Complicit in Forced Labor”

Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour Testifies before Congress

Published: September 18, 2020

Representatives from the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour testified before the House Ways & Means Committee on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The Campaign for Uyghurs, the Worker Rights Consortium, and the AFL-CIO provided testimony to members of Congress on why apparel brands must divest from the Xinjiang Region of China. Supply chains of most…

Members of Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour Testify Before Congress

Published: September 17, 2020

House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee holds hearing on imports from the Xinjiang Region Washington, D.C.— Today, three members of the 280+ groups that make up the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour testified before the House Ways & Means Committee. The Campaign for Uyghurs, the Worker Rights Consortium, and the AFL-CIO are part of a coalition calling…

180+ Orgs Demand Apparel Brands End Complicity in Uyghur Forced Labour

Published: July 23, 2020

Today, 72 Uyghur rights groups are joined by over 100 civil society organisations and labour unions from around the world in calling on apparel brands and retailers to stop using forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Uyghur Region”), known to local people as East Turkistan, and end their complicity in the Chinese government’s…