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Published: November 25, 2013
At the time that Hawkins Apparel closed its doors, it owed non-managerial employees approximately $300,000 in legally-mandated compensation.
Published: June 10, 2013
The WRC found continued non-compliance with the City of San Francisco’s Ordinance in the areas of payment of legally-mandated health care benefits, payment of wages, hours of work, legally-mandated terminal benefits, gender discrimination, harassment and abuse, occupational health and safety and freedom of association.
Published: October 12, 2012
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.
Published: July 13, 2012
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.
Published: September 7, 2011
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.
Published: August 16, 2011
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.
Published: December 19, 2006
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.