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Hoosier Manufacturing (Guatemala)

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

The WRC investigated violations of freedom of association at the Guatemalan garment factory, Hoosier Manufacturing, which is owned by the Indiana Knitwear Corporation and is disclosed as a supplier of university licensed apparel by both Fanatics and Nike. The WRC investigated complaints by workers from Hoosier Manufacturing alleging that the factory had illegally dismissed (1)…

Hong Seng Knitting

Country: Thailand
Issues: Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC engaged with this factory in 2012-2013 and again in 2020-2021 regarding separate issues.

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.

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…

Honeys Garment Industry Ltd.

Country: Myanmar
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Statutory Benefit Violations, Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

From August through November 2019, the Worker Rights Consortium (“WRC”) conducted an assessment of working conditions and labor practices at the Honeys Garment and Honeys Garment Industry Ltd. apparel factories in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). Both factories are owned by Honeys Holdings Co. Ltd. (“Honeys Holdings”), a Japanese online retailer, and are located in Mingaladon Township,…

League Central America

Country: El Salvador
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Health & Safety Violations, Overtime Violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC conducted an assessment of compliance with labor rights standards at League Central America (LCA), a garment factory located El Salvador that is owned and operated by the U.S. apparel brand known as League Collegiate Wear, Inc.  The assessment found violations of Salvadoran law in the following areas: Wages and Hours of Work. The WRC…

Posmi Sweaters Ltd.

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Wage and hour violations, Wage Theft, Wrongful Termination

The WRC initiated an investigation in response to a complaint from the Akota Garment Workers Federation (AGWF), brought on behalf of seven Posmi employees, alleging their retaliatory and illegal termination. While investigating the termination of the seven workers, the WRC found a number of violations of university codes and Bangladeshi law, including severe wage and…

Banning Hope: Bangladesh Garment Workers, Seeking a Dollar an Hour Face Mass Firings, Violence, and False Arrests

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Freedom of Association Violations, Violence Against Workers, Wrongful Termination

The government and apparel factory owners in Bangladesh have carried out a brutal crackdown on garment workers in retaliation for largely peaceful protests against the country’s extremely low minimum wage. Since December of 2018, at least 65 workers have been arrested and subjected to baseless criminal charges, brought at the behest of factories that supply brands like H&M, Mango, and Next.

Nur Group

Country: Bangladesh
Issues: Abuse and Harassment, Wrongful Termination

Shabana, a senior sewing operator of Nur Group, worked at the factory for three years before being dismissed by factory management on January 13, 2019. Shabana recounted to the WRC how workers at Nur Group staged a demonstration on January 6, after receiving their monthly salaries. According to Shabana, workers had identified errors in the…