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Half a Billion in Severance: Laid-Off Garment Workers Still Waiting on Wages

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Half a billion dollars. That’s the amount of severance pay that factories supplying clothing to some of the world’s biggest brands are withholding from the workers they’ve let go, according to a new report by a leading labor-rights group. For chronically underpaid garment workers with no savings and few unemployment benefits, the legally mandated severance…

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