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Alta Gracia Workers Have Received Their Severance, on Time and in Full

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Alta Gracia

June 24, 2021 Dear Colleagues, In April, the university licensee, Alta Gracia, was on the verge of a decision to permanently close. As many of you know, the company did indeed decide to proceed with closure. Over recent weeks, the company has been carrying out the closure process. The WRC’s primary concern has been to…

Alta Gracia

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Alta Gracia

April 12, 2021 Dear University Colleagues, For more than a decade, the Alta Gracia factory has paid workers a genuine living wage. It is the only apparel export factory to achieve that standard, whether in the collegiate sphere or beyond. The benefits for Alta Gracia’s workers and their families have been profound. However, after a…

Annual Monitoring Report: Alta Gracia

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Alta Gracia

November 12, 2020 Dear Colleagues, We are happy to share with you our most recent report on the WRC’s annual verification of compliance with labor rights standards at the Altagracia Project factory, located in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic. The WRC once again finds Alta Gracia to have fully complied with its commitments to uphold all…

During Pandemic, Universities Continue Support of Living-Wage Jobs

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Alta Gracia, COVID-19, Living Wage

Despite the tremendous challenges facing colleges and universities during this back-to-school season, dozens of schools have chosen to leverage their mask procurement and licensing choices to support living-wage jobs by sourcing from Alta Gracia Apparel.

The False Promise of Corporate Living Wage Commitments

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Alta Gracia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Living Wage, Social Auditing

In the face of mounting pressure from workers, unions, and civil society organizations who have documented widespread labor exploitation in global supply chains, apparel brands have adopted ambitious public commitments to provide living wages to the workers sewing their clothes. But according to a new study by researchers at the University of Sheffield, the world’s…