Workers abandoned in LD El Salvador factory closure owed US$1.7 million

On March 7, 2018, the 824 workers at the LD garment factory in El Salvador lost their jobs when the factory suddenly closed without warning, and the employer failed to pay them their legal severance. These workers sewed clothes for Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, Walmart, and PVH, owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

MSN is joining with the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) in calling on these companies to take responsibility for the remaining US$1.7 million still owed to workers. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre contacted Walmart, Levi Strauss, PVH, Ralph Lauren, and Global Brands Groups. While the latter two did not provide a response, the others' responses can be found here.