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APS El Salvador

Published: March 15, 2024

The WRC found violations of workers’ rights at the Salvadoran garment factory, APS El Salvador, which closed in August 2022 without paying its workers the approximately US$2 million dollars they were owed in back wages, severance, and other terminal benefits. The WRC’s investigation resulted in a partial payment to the workers. Read More: In the…

Style Avenue S.A.

Published: March 12, 2024

Style Avenue was found to have multiple and repeated labor rights violations, including forced overtime, illegal terminations, verbal abuse by management, failure to respect freedom of association, locking workers in the factory, excessive heat, and unsanitary conditions.

Update: Outerstuff Commits to Full Remediation at Style Avenue

Published: March 12, 2024

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova, Tara Mathur, Ben Hensler Date: March 12, 2024 Re: Update: Outerstuff Commits to Full Remediation at Style Avenue I am very pleased to report a positive resolution in the case of Style Avenue, the Salvadoran factory that closed last year owing workers back wages and legally…

Reinstatement, Full Back Pay for Illegally Fired Workers at El Salvador Collegiate Apparel Factory

Published: March 11, 2024

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: March 5, 2024 Re: Reinstatement, Full Back Pay for Illegally Fired, Suspended Workers Who Made Collegiate Apparel in El Salvador Please find here a new report on the Worker Rights Consortium’s investigation and the remediation of violations of university and buyer codes of conduct at Westtex Apparel,…

Westtex Apparel

Published: March 11, 2024

In 2023, the WRC investigated violations of workers’ rights at the Salvadoran garment factory known as Westtex Apparel. The WRC’s investigation found that, between June 2021 and March 2023, the factory illegally fired five union leaders who organized unions at Westtex in order to address issues of harassment and abuse, production requirements for workers, and…

Case Update: Outerstuff/Style Avenue

Published: February 8, 2024

February 8, 2024 Dear Colleagues, I write to update you on the nonpayment of $1.8 million in legally mandated compensation at Outerstuff’s supplier Style Avenue. I met with Outerstuff executives to discuss the case at the end of December. At that meeting, Outerstuff indicated that it would be sending the WRC a proposal to remediate the violations…