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Delta Apparel Honduras

Published: July 1, 2019

The WRC investigated a complaint filed by workers at Delta Apparel Honduras (DAH), and found that the practices of DAH violated Honduran law and university codes of conduct in the areas of wages and hours of work, legally mandated benefits, health care, harassment and abuse, gender discrimination, freedom of association, and occupational health and safety.

Star, S.A.

Published: May 16, 2019

The National Labor Committee originally brought the Star factory in Honduras to the attention of the WRC in late 2007. A subsequent investigation by the WRC confirmed that 55 workers had been unlawfully terminated shortly after they had formed a union.

Pinehurst Manufacturing

Published: May 16, 2019

From August 2011 through July 2012, a disturbing pattern of violations of workers’ associational rights re-emerged, including a refusal by management to allow union leaders to carry out their representational functions in the factory; multiple expressions of anti-union animus by managers at the same time that substantial numbers of workers were being laid off, giving rise to fear on the part of workers that union members were being targeted for dismissal; and a failure by management to negotiate in good faith.

Jerzees Choloma, Jerzees de Honduras, Jerzees Nuevo Dia

Published: May 16, 2019

A set of ground-breaking agreements were reached on November 14, 2009 between Russell/Fruit of the Loom and the union representing Jerzees de Honduras (JDH) workers and, separately, between the company and the WRC to address labor rights issues in the company’s operations in Honduras. The agreements were the culmination of WRC investigation and remediation efforts spanning a twenty-six month period.

Hugger de Honduras

Published: May 16, 2019

The WRC launched investigations concerning Hugger and Vision Tex in response to worker complaints alleging that the factories, which closed without warning, failed to pay workers legally mandated severance and other terminal compensation. The WRC determined that Hugger and Vision Tex illegally denied workers a combined total of more than two million dollars in compensation.

Hawkins Apparel

Published: May 16, 2019

At the time that Hawkins Apparel closed its doors, it owed non-managerial employees approximately $300,000 in legally-mandated compensation.

Gildan El Progreso S.A. (Gildan Activewear)

Published: May 16, 2019

In January 2004, the WRC received a complaint from the Maquila Solidarity Network (a Canadian non-governmental organization) supported by the Federación Independiente de Trabajadores Hondureños (FITH, Independent Federation of Honduran Workers) and Canadian Labour Congress, on behalf of a group of workers alleging labor rights violations at Gildan El Progreso.

Direct Ship Americas

Published: April 8, 2019

In January 2019, the university licensee Fanatics, the WRC, and other stakeholders worked together to ensure compliance with university codes of conduct following the closure of Direct Ship Americas (DSA), a factory located in Choloma, Honduras. Fanatics informed the WRC about the closure before it occurred and reported that the factory, which owed its 240…

Rio Garment

Published: August 4, 2017

In August 2016, Rio Garment, a collegiate supplier factory, unexpectedly closed its operations. The WRC’s investigation found that, at the time of the closure, the factory owed its workers $1.3 million in compensation.

Manufacturas Villanueva

Published: January 21, 2016

During this closure, workers’ voices were heard and their rights were respected. Russell/FOTL and the Honduran unions negotiated a resolution that ensured that workers were transferred on fair terms, including benefits above those required by law, and that these terms were clearly communicated to workers. This is a tribute to the framework established by the 2009 agreement and the relationship formed over the past seven years of negotiations.