Viewing all content with location: China
Use the form to filter results
Search by Keyword
Published: October 11, 2019
In December 2018, Hetian Taida Apparel, a Chinese supplier to Badger Sport, was identified by the Associated Press (AP) as operating within an internment and forced labor camp in China’s Xinjiang province. The WRC confirmed certain aspects of AP’s reporting in a memorandum sent to universities shortly thereafter. This investigative report is the product of a deeper assessment, drawing on…
Published: October 8, 2019
Published: June 24, 2019
To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Penelope Kyritsis Date: June 24, 2019 Re: New WRC Report: Hetian Taida/Badger Sport (China) Please find here the WRC’s investigative report concerning Hetian Taida Apparel, a Chinese supplier to Badger Sport. In December 2018, Hetian Taida was identified by the Associated Press (AP) as operating within an internment and…
Published: December 19, 2018
US reviews report of imports from forced labor in China camp — MyTwinTiers
Published: December 18, 2018
To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Ben Hensler Date: December 18, 2018 Re: News report identifying forced labor in Badger Sport’s supply chain As many of you are aware, the Associated Press (AP) published an article yesterday reporting that Badger Sport, a university licensee that also owns Garb Athletic (no relation to the…
Student “Interns” Used as Forced Labor in Chinese Factories Producing Servers Used by European Universities
Published: October 20, 2015
To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Ben Hensler Date: October 20, 2015 Re: Student “Interns” Used as Forced Labor in Chinese Factories Producing Servers Used by European Universities We are writing to share with you an important report published earlier this month by the Amsterdam-based electronics industry watchdog group, the Good…
Published: May 16, 2014
In April 2014, longstanding violations of workers’ rights under local laws and university codes of conduct at Yue Yuen (Holdings) Limited, a top supplier of collegiate licensed athletic footwear, led an estimated 30,000 employees at its factories in southern China to launch a strike that drew international media attention.
Published: November 10, 2009
Working in collaboration with a leading U.S. athletic footwear company and one of the major shoe manufacturers in South China, the WRC has secured back-pay and offers of reinstatement for twenty-nine improperly laid-off workers, and has conducted broader worker rights training and outreach, at the Freetrend shoe factory in Guangdong, China.
Published: May 15, 2009
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.