In-store headwear and apparel. Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Ltd.'s affiliation includes Blue Star Graphics and Design and 289c Apparel, Ltd.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Fair Labor Association, a joint effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers’ rights around the world, announced today the appointment of three new members to its board of directors. Each new member will represent a sector of the organization’s membership. The new members include a former child worker form Bangladesh, the retail and licensing expert at California State University, Long Beach, and the head of traceability for outdoor brand Patagonia.
On December 6, 2017, the Fair Labor Association (“FLA”) initiated a Third Party Complaint from the Union of the Textile, Similar and Related Industries of El Salvador (“SITSCES”), affiliated with the Union Federation of El Salvador (“FESS”). FESS/SITSCES alleged violations of labor standards and of the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct at the factory Apple Tree S.A. de C.V., located in San Salvador, El Salvador. FLA-affiliated companies Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Delta Apparel, and VF Corporation were sourcing from the factory at the time of the Complaint.
On August 8, 2015, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) accepted for review a Third Party Complaint filed by a representative of the union Sindicato Salvadoreño de Industrias Textiles y Similares (SSINT), a union undergoing the legal registration process as the time the complaint was filed. The complainant alleged that the factory Apple Tree El Salvador S.A. violated the right of freedom of association of a worker who was dismissed by the factory despite the worker enjoying fuero sindical protection provided by national law to workers who are founders of a labor union.
The FLA Board of Directors voted on February 18, 2016 to approve the accreditation of Dallas Cowboys Merchandising's social compliance program, based on proven adherence to FLA Principles of Fair Labor and Responsible Sourcing
Between November 2014 and March 2015, the Petralex factory in Villanueva, Honduras, illegally fired or forced the resignations of at least 19 garment workers, including nine SITRAPETRALEX union leaders, and 10 union affiliates or relatives of union leaders, according to an independent investigation conducted by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in April of 2015.