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University-Driven Russell Pact Sparked Huge Progress for Honduran Workers

Country: Honduras
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Scott Nova Date: June 17, 2022 Re: University-Driven Russell Pact Sparked Huge Progress for Honduran Workers A new report from Penn State documents sweeping progress for workers sparked by the positive resolution of university code violations at Russell Athletic. The report, authored by Mark Anner,…

Hoosier Manufacturing

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

In 2022, the WRC investigated complaints of retaliatory dismissal of 25 workers who allegedly attempted to form a union in April 2021, as well as the dismissal of three workers in October 2021 in violation of a legal protective order. In the case of the 25 workers fired in April 2021, the WRC determined that,…

WRC Case Brief: Hoosier Manufacturing (Guatemala)

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur and Ben Hensler Date: May 27, 2022 Re: WRC Case Brief: Hoosier Manufacturing (Guatemala) Please see here a case brief on remediation of violations of university codes of conduct and Guatemalan law at Hoosier Manufacturing, which supplies collegiate apparel to Fanatics and Nike. The WRC investigated…

Murder, rape and abuse in Asia’s factories: the true price of fast fashion

Country: India
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Natchi Apparel

Country: India
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination

Labor organizations have signed binding agreements with Natchi owner Eastman Apparel and with H&M to combat gender-based violence and harassment at this factory. These agreements were reached after the WRC found numerous practices at the Natchi factory that violated Indian law, international labor standards, and/or vendor codes of conduct, regarding gender-based violence and harassment, other…

Fashion brands said ‘never again’ but women are still being exploited in supply chains

Country: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Issues: COVID-19, Freedom of Association Violations, Gender-based Violence and Discrimination, Safety Accords, Wage Theft

Workers at Two Guatemala Garment Factories Overcome a History of Violence and Vindicate Associational Rights

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wrongful Termination

The WRC helped workers organizing unions at Guatemalan factories owned by Korean multinational SAE-A secure remedies for violence, death threats, and illegal firings.

Centexsa

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations

Nine workers were fired due to their exercise of freedom of association. After intervention by the WRC, the factory agreed to several remedial actions.

Overcoming a History of Violence: Intervention with Collegiate Supplier in Guatemala Secures Rapid Remediation

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Tara Mathur, Ben Hensler, and Scott Nova Date: February 4, 2022 Re: Overcoming a History of Violence: Intervention with Collegiate Supplier in Guatemala Secures Rapid Remediation Last month, after engagement by the WRC with the factory’s owners, a collegiate apparel supplier in Guatemala, Centexsa, SA, offered reinstatement with…

Winners

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

The WRC documented serious violations of workers’ right to freedom of association that occurred at the Winners factory, owned by the Korean multinational company SAE-A. In 2020, union leaders were attacked by mob violence, threatened with death, and forced to resign from their positions. The WRC engaged with SAE-A and with buyers and ultimately the…