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Buyers Pulled Orders When Migrant Burmese Garment Workers Spoke Out in Defense of Their Rights, Now They Are Making Workers Whole

Country: Thailand
Issues: Migrant Worker Abuse, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft

Despite the inclusion of nondiscrimination protections based on nationality in Thai labor law, Mae Sot is known as a black hole of labor abuse for the many Burmese migrant workers who produce apparel there. Burmese workers in Mae Sot face a range of workplace violations that often go unreported and uncorrected due to their status…

New Era Cap Company

Country: United States
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Migrant Worker Abuse, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wrongful Termination

The complaint alleged that New Era failed to comply with WRC and university Codes of Conduct, and with applicable labor and employment laws, in three general areas: health and safety, age and disability discrimination, and freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Prolexus Bhd. (Honsin Apparel)

Country: Malaysia
Issues: Migrant Worker Abuse

The WRC worked to secure release from detention, urgently needed medical care, and financial compensation for a Cambodian migrant worker who had been unjustly imprisoned in Malaysia while employed by a factory, Honsin Apparel, that is owned by Prolexus Bhd., a supplier of non-collegiate apparel to Nike and, via a sister facility, of collegiate apparel to Under Armour.

C.J.’s Seafood

Country: United States
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Migrant Worker Abuse, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft

After conducting interviews with workers, the WRC found grave and systematic abuses of the rights of this highly vulnerable workforce, including grossly excessive hours of work, severe and constant harassment and psychological abuse, wages far below the legal minimum, oppressive living conditions, discrimination based on national origin, and threats of violence aimed at preventing workers from reporting these abuses to regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

PT Dada

Country: Indonesia
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Migrant Worker Abuse, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

Violations found include punishing sick leave, danger of severe heat stress, requiring homework, and freedom of association violations.