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WRC Testimony for Hearing on Factories and Fraud: How Human Rights Violations Make Reliable Audits Impossible

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, presented testimony to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s April 30, 2024, hearing: “WRC Testimony for Hearing on Factories and Fraud: How Human Rights Violations Make Reliable Audits Impossible.” This testimony includes recommendations related to audit methodological standards and recommends that Congress hold hearings in which it asks…

Broken threads: 5 things to know about troubled college clothing industry

Country: Global
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Covid-19, Forced Labor, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Living Wage, Wage Theft

Thai El Monte Garment Workers Inducted into US Labor Hall of Honor

Country: United States
Issues: Forced Labor, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Twenty-eight years ago last month, consumers opened their newspapers to learn that sweatshops had returned to the US apparel industry, on domestic soil, under conditions unheard of in nearly a century. In August 1995, more than 70 Thai migrant workers were found to be sewing garments sold by major US retailers, under slave labor conditions,…

Nike Shareholders Lack ‘Just Do It’ Energy

Country: Cambodia, China, Thailand
Issues: Forced Labor, Wage Theft

Xinjiang Cotton Still Making Its Way to the US

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

WRC Updates: Combating Forced Labor and Gender-Based Violence

Country: China, Lesotho
Issues: Forced Labor, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

April 27, 2023 Dear Colleagues, We write today to update you on several developments in the organization’s work. These updates are not related to specific collegiate cases but have important implications for compliance in the collegiate sector, particularly related to forced labor.   Scott Nova Testifies to US Senate Committee on FinanceIn February, Scott was invited to testify…

Experts Commend Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Implementation, Call for More Muscle

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

Coalition members cite Entity List and third-country imports as key for tougher enforcement At a Congressional hearing today, experts called for urgent action to improve the effectiveness of a key import law to fight forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (Uyghur Region). The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) bans all…

WRC Testimony for Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Trade and Forced Labor

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, presented testimony to the US Senate Committee on Finance’s February 16, 2023, hearing: “Ending Trade that Cheats American Workers By Modernizing Trade Laws and Enforcement, Fighting Forced Labor, Eliminating Counterfeits, and Leveling the Playing Field.” This testimony includes recommendations on enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor…