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Worker Rights Consortium and Worker Representatives Secure $1 Million Humanitarian Contribution from Barco Uniforms to Address Unpaid Severance at Closed Supplier Factory in El Salvador

Published: December 23, 2021

The Worker Rights Consortium is pleased to report that Southern California-based Barco Uniforms, Inc. has made a humanitarian contribution of more than $1 million to the 200 former employees of Barco’s former supplier, the Industrias Florenzi factory in El Salvador. The purpose of this contribution is to successfully resolve the issue of unpaid severance benefits…

El Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador (WRC) y representantes de las trabajadoras(es) obtuvieron una contribución humanitaria de US$1 millón de Barco Uniforms para encarar las indemnizaciones pendientes debido al cierre de su fábrica proveedora en El Salvador

Published: December 23, 2021

23 de diciembre de 2021 Al Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador (WRC por sus siglas en inglés) le complace informar que la empresa Barco Uniforms, Inc., con sede en el sur del estado de California, Estados Unidos, ha realizado una contribución humanitaria de más de US$1 millón a aproximadamente 200 extrabajadoras(es) de la fábrica Industrias…

Industrias Florenzi

Published: December 23, 2021

Industrias Florenzi closed factory operations in July 2020. At the time of the closure, the factory failed to pay 207 workers the terminal compensation to which they were legally entitled: Under Salvadoran law, the factory owed the former employees unpaid wages, severance, and unpaid vacation and bonuses, as well as money that it deducted from…

Testimony from Workers Who Benefitted from Barco’s Contribution of $1 Million

Published: December 23, 2021

“This is a joyful day that we thought would never come. My father fell ill during the past year, and I felt so sad because I wasn’t able to help with any of his expenses. But now I will be able to help buy him medicine. We appreciate all of the efforts by the organizations…

Confirming Wage/Hour Compliance at Collegiate Factories in El Salvador

Published: November 9, 2021

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: November 9, 2021 Re: Confirming Wage/Hour Compliance at Collegiate Factories in El Salvador Last month, the WRC shared with affiliate schools and university licensees guidance with regard to new wage and hour risks at garment factories in El Salvador, including those producing…

WRC Issues Guidance to Licensees on New Wage and Hour Compliance Risks in El Salvador

Published: September 23, 2021

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: September 23, 2021 Re: WRC Issues Guidance to Licensees on New Wage and Hour Compliance Risks in El Salvador At the beginning of this month, the WRC issued guidance to university licensees concerning several wage and hour compliance risks that have recently…

$1.3 Million Wage Theft from Salvadoran Workers Who Made Disney/ABC-licensed Grey’s Anatomy Scrubs for Barco Uniforms

Published: June 2, 2021

One year after the factory closed, workers are still owed an estimated $1.3 million The Industrias Florenzi factory in San Salvador, El Salvador, dismissed its 210 workers in the first half of 2020, finally ceasing operations in July. One year later, however, workers still have not been paid the $1.3 million in terminal compensation which…

Varsity Pro Ltd.

Published: October 27, 2020

The WRC’s investigation found that Varsity Pro, a factory located in El Salvador that produces collegiate licensed apparel for Varsity Brands and non-licensed apparel for adidas and Under Armour, violated Salvadoran law and university codes of conduct on freedom of association. In March and April 2020, as part of a larger layoff, the factory fired…

New Case Brief: Varsity Pro (El Salvador)

Published: October 27, 2020

October 27, 2020 Dear Colleagues, I write to share with you a new case brief from the WRC concerning findings of labor rights violations and subsequent remedial action at Varsity Pro, a factory located in El Salvador that produces collegiate licensed apparel for Varsity Brands and non-licensed apparel for adidas and Under Armour. The WRC’s…