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GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti)

Published: September 30, 2022

In late August 2022, more than 800 workers at the apparel factory, GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti) picked up severance checks totaling $330,000, the equivalent of almost three months’ wages per worker, that were paid for by Hanesbrands, the US apparel company that had been the factory’s main buyer. Hanesbrands informed the WRC that it…

Hanesbrands Ensures Severance Paid to Haitian Factory Workers

Published: September 30, 2022

In late August 2022, more than 800 workers at the apparel factory, GO Haiti (Garments of Haiti) picked up severance checks totaling $330,000, the equivalent of almost three months’ wages per worker, that were paid for by Hanesbrands, the US apparel company that had been the factory’s main buyer. Hanesbrands informed the WRC that it…

Premium Apparel

Published: August 24, 2021

The WRC investigated and worked to remedy Premium Apparel’s unlawful, mass retaliatory firing of nearly 50 workers, nearly all of whom were union leaders and activists at factory. The dismissals occurred in July 2020 following a nonviolent protest in support of workers who were sent home without pay, after being called in to work on the promise of a day’s wage.

Clarification of Report on Unpaid Health Benefits and Two Worker Deaths in Haiti

Published: June 23, 2021

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova, Tara Mathur, and Ben Hensler Date: June 23, 2021 Re: Clarification of Report on Unpaid Health Benefits and Two Worker Deaths in Haiti Last week we shared with you a new WRC report concerning two factories in Haiti making university logo apparel, Palm Apparel and Sewing…

Sewing International S.A. (SISA)

Published: June 17, 2021

In 2020–2021, the WRC investigated the chronic failure of Haitian garment factories to make legally required contributions to the country’s public healthcare and pension systems. This failure contributed to the avoidable deaths of two workers that occurred after each of them was unable to access lifesaving medical treatment. The WRC’s investigation found that the factories…

Palm Apparel

Published: June 17, 2021

In 2020–2021, the WRC investigated the chronic failure of Haitian garment factories to make legally required contributions to the country’s public healthcare and pension systems. This failure contributed to the avoidable deaths of two workers that occurred after each of them was unable to access lifesaving medical treatment. The WRC’s investigation found that the factories…

Unpaid Health Benefits and Two Worker Deaths in Haiti

Published: June 17, 2021

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova, Tara Mathur, and Ben Hensler Date: June 17, 2021 Re: Unpaid Health Benefits and Two Worker Deaths in Haiti We write to share a new WRC report concerning two factories in Haiti making university logo apparel, Palm Apparel and Sewing International, that failed to pay legally…