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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…