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WRC Secures Five Months’ Wages in Unpaid Severance for Workers of Former Workwear Factory in Haiti

Country: Haiti
Issues: Wage Theft

This past holiday season, former workers of Horizon Manufacturing, a garment factory in Haiti that made work uniforms for export to the United States, received more than $300,000 to correct nonpayment of severance they had been owed by the facility owner, since the factory closed in April 2022. Top workwear companies, Edwards Garment and Aramark…

Industrial Hana

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Wage Theft

Industrial Hana, a garment factory in Guatemala, permanently closed operations in October 2023, failing to pay legally required severance to its 229 employees. The factory produced garments, under subcontracting relationships with other local manufacturers, for Lucky Brand, American Eagle Outfitters, Hanesbrands, and Gillz. Read More:

Guatemalan Factory That Produced Lucky Brands, American Eagle, Hanesbrands, and Gillz Closed Owing Workers $1.4 Million in Severance

Country: Guatemala
Issues: Wage Theft

Industrial Hana, a garment factory in Guatemala, permanently closed operations in October 2023. The factory shuttered operations on October 5, violating Guatemalan labor law by failing to pay severance to its 229 employees. Workers at the factory reported that, prior to its closure, the factory produced garments, under subcontracting relationships with other local manufacturers, for…

120 Indians facing exploitation in Jordan return with help from US-based organisation

Country: Jordan
Issues: Migrant Worker Abuse, Wage Theft

Case Update: Outerstuff/Style Avenue

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Wage Theft

February 8, 2024 Dear Colleagues, I write to update you on the nonpayment of $1.8 million in legally mandated compensation at Outerstuff’s supplier Style Avenue. I met with Outerstuff executives to discuss the case at the end of December. At that meeting, Outerstuff indicated that it would be sending the WRC a proposal to remediate the violations…

Suditi Industries

Country: India
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Minimum Wage, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

The WRC documented several serious labor rights violations including: payment of subminimum wages and failure to pay overtime and legal benefits to unregistered workers; and serious occupational health and safety hazards throughout the factory. After the WRC continued to press the factory to both compensate these workers and undergo a valid fire safety inspection by…

Nine Months’ Back Wages for Workers at Collegiate Supplier in India (Suditi Industries)

Country: India
Issues: Health & Safety Violations, Minimum Wage, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage Theft

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Ben Hensler and Manodeep Guha Date: February 5, 2024 Re: Nine Months’ Back Wages for Workers at Collegiate Supplier in India (Suditi Industries) Please find here a new report on the WRC’s investigation and remediation of violations at Suditi Industries’ garment factory in Navi Mumbai, India. Until this…

Premium Apparel

Country: Haiti
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Wage Theft

In November 2023, Premium Apparel closed operations and failed to pay its workers severance and other terminal benefits. The primary buyer, Gildan (which also sourced blanks for the university licensee New Agenda), promptly committed to make full payment of the workers’ severance. Gildan’s contribution of approximately $700,000 was distributed to workers in January 2024.

Gildan Pays $700,000 to Cover Collegiate Supplier’s Arrears to Workers

Country: Haiti
Issues: Wage Theft

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: January 24, 2024 Re: Gildan Pays $700,000 to Cover Collegiate Supplier’s Arrears to Workers I am writing to report on a new case, involving unpaid severance at a factory in Haiti that closed recently, after having made university logo goods for many years. Premium Apparel…