Worker Rights Consortium WRC

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The WRC conducts investigations of labor conditions in factories around the world that produce apparel and other products that are sold in the U.S. and Canada. The WRC’s primary focus is the labor rights practices of factories producing apparel and other products bearing university logos on behalf of our university affiliates. The WRC investigates working conditions at these factories, issues detailed public reports, and works with factories, North American apparel companies, and workers and local organizations to correct problems and improve respect for worker rights. The WRC launches factory assessments in direct response to worker complaints and also initiates assessments on a proactive basis. The WRC also maintains a searchable, on-line database of factories engaged in the production of collegiate goods … (Factory Investigations Overview).

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Address: Worker Rights Consortium, 5 Thomas Circle NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005, USA;
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About: The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is an independent labor rights monitoring organization, conducting investigations of working conditions in factories around the globe. Our purpose is to combat sweatshops and protect the rights of workers who sew apparel and make other products sold in the United States.   

The WRC conducts independent, in-depth investigations; issues public reports on factories producing for major U.S. brands; and aids workers at these factories in their efforts to end labor abuses and defend their workplace rights. The WRC is proud to have the support of over 175 college and university affiliates and our primary focus is the labor practices of factories that make apparel and other goods bearing university logos.

A brief history of the WRC: The WRC was founded in April of 2000 by university administrators, students, and international labor rights experts. The WRC was created to assist universities with the enforcement of their labor rights codes of conduct, which were adopted to protect the rights of workers producing apparel and other goods bearing university names and logos. At the time of its founding, the WRC had the support of 44 universities; since then, the total number of college and university affiliates has reached 174 and continues to grow … and minutes from the WRC’s Founding Conference.

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