Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)

The Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) is a nonprofit watchdog organization that helps affiliated colleges and universities enforce manufacturing codes of conduct in factories that produce clothing and other goods bearing their names and logos. The WRC has authored its own model code of conduct that includes, for example, provisions requiring payment of a living wage and compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) health and safety standards. However, while the WRC encourages affiliated schools to adopt a code as strong as the WRC code, it does not require that they do so. The WRC conducts investigations of working conditions at factories where university goods are produced. When problems are identified, the WRC works with licensees, factory managers, workers, and worker advocates to correct ...

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