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Can Man Garment

Country: Vietnam
Issues: Child Labor, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Living Wage, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Read More: Worker Rights Consortium Assessment: Can Man Garment – January 24, 2022

State of California Asked WRC to Deliver Living Wages to Workers Making Masks

Country: Vietnam
Issues: COVID-19, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Living Wage, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Ben Hensler, Bent Gehrt, and Scott Nova Date: January 24, 2022 Re: State of California Asked WRC to Deliver Living Wages to Workers Making Masks Last year, the State of California’s Health Benefit Exchange, known as Covered California, asked the WRC to assist this public agency by monitoring…

The quest to find a sustainable prayer rug

Country: China, Global
Issues: Forced Labor, Health & Safety Violations, Living Wage, Wage and hour violations

Sweatshops Won’t Help the World’s Poor, but Unions Could

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Issues: Living Wage, Safety Accords, Workplace Health and Safety

Weakening Legal Protections for Garment Workers in Asia

Country: Cambodia, India, Indonesia
Issues: COVID-19, Freedom of Association Violations, Living Wage, Wage and hour violations, Workplace Health and Safety

May 27, 2021 Dear colleagues, Over the past year, the WRC has tracked a disturbing trend: as their populations faced the ravages of Covid, the governments of several garment-producing countries in Asia acted to strip away and undermine worker protections, a move often framed as a way to attract new investment. In Indonesia and India,…

When Lean-In Feminism Reaches the Factory Floor

Country: India
Issues: Living Wage

Alta Gracia

Country: Dominican Republic
Issues: Living Wage

The WRC is currently engaged in monitoring and public verification of working conditions at a factory that makes a unique apparel product: university t-shirts and sweatshirts sewn by workers who are paid a living wage, are represented by a democratic union, and face none of the abusive labor conditions that continue to plague apparel workers around the world. The shirts are sold by Knights Apparel under the company’s new Alta Gracia brand, and are available in campus bookstores across the country and online. The Alta Gracia brand, and the robust labor rights monitoring process outlined on this site, represent an extraordinary step forward for worker rights in global manufacturing and are the product of two years of work by Knights Apparel, the WRC, student activists, university leaders, and worker representatives in the Dominican Republic where the garments are sewn.

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.