WRC Factory Investigation

New Holland

Factory: New Holland

Key Buyers: adidas, Nike, Under Armour

Year: 2008

Case Summary

At the time the WRC received the New Holland complaint, workers had recently organized a labor union to try address what they viewed as labor rights violations: the workers alleged verbal harassment of workers, forced overtime, and unclean restroom facilities, among other problems. The primary subject of the complaint was that the company had allegedly tried to eliminate the worker organization from the factory by illegally firing its founding leaders.

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