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Industrial Hana

February 26, 2024
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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:

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

February 26, 2024
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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…

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

February 21, 2024
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Lohndiebstahl in Thailand: Huber nicht aus dem Schneider

February 16, 2024
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Adidas supplier reinstates sacked workers

February 8, 2024
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Trax Apparel

February 6, 2024
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The WRC identified multiple violations of Cambodian law and university labor standards at Trax Apparel, a collegiate supplier to adidas, including the illegal firing of eight workers in retaliation for forming a union to seek better working conditions. Initially, management reinstated four of the eight leaders, however, with only partial back pay and subjected them…

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Brilliant Alliance Thai Global Ltd.

May 26, 2022
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The apparel industry’s chronically low wages left most garment workers with no savings on the eve of the Covid-19 crisis. Since most governments in apparel exporting countries provide little or no unemployment benefits, the only thing standing between an out-of-work garment worker and immediate poverty for her family are the legally mandated severance benefits that…

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Style Avenue S.A.

February 8, 2024
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Style Avenue was found to have multiple and repeated labor rights violations, including forced overtime, illegal terminations, verbal abuse by management, failure to respect freedom of association, locking workers in the factory, excessive heat, and unsanitary conditions.

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Case Update: Outerstuff/Style Avenue

February 8, 2024
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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…

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Successful Remediation at Adidas Supplier in Cambodia

February 6, 2024
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Trax Apparel—a sportswear factory in Cambodia, disclosed as a supplier to Triform Custom Apparel, adidas’s licensee for collegiate apparel—has reinstated and provided legally owed back pay to workers whom the factory unlawfully dismissed in 2020, following a WRC investigation and subsequent engagement with adidas for corrective action. This case underscores the critical role of collegiate…

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