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Published: August 19, 2009
The WRC found substantial, credible evidence that serious violations of domestic law and university codes of conduct have occurred at TOS Dominicana. These violations include the unlawful coercion of workers to sign new employment contracts and complaint waivers reducing workers’ employment rights and benefits, forced and unpaid overtime, failure to pay the legally mandated premium…
Published: June 8, 2009
The WRC initiated the assessment of Empresas T&M in February of 2007. The assessment identified a number of violations of the provisions of applicable labor rights procurement policies and of domestic law. Violations were documented in the areas of legally mandated terminal compensation and leave, occupational health and safety, overtime, and freedom of association. Factory management was cooperative during the assessment process and agreed to take steps to address many of the instances of non-compliance in each area.
Published: May 30, 2007
Labor rights concerns at BJ&B were first publicized by student anti-sweatshop activists in 1998 when workers from the factory visited college campuses as part of the students’ effort to promote the adoption of university codes of conduct. In late 2001, the WRC received a complaint from workers at BJ&B alleging that they had been fired in retaliation for their efforts to form a trade union at the factory. The WRC found that the dismissals had in fact been unlawful and contacted licensees in early 2002.