2,800 workers from the now-shuttered PT Kizone factory, a disclosed college apparel supplier until January 2011, sewed adidas and Nike apparel for $0.60 an hour, and were left without their $3.3 million in legally-owed severance pay when the factory closed in April last year, according to the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC). While the other companies that placed orders in the factory have paid a portion of the severance, adidas is the only major buyer that has refused to contribute a penny toward the $1.8 million they are still owed, creating a crisis for former PT Kizone workers who have had to withdraw their children from school, are barely able to afford two meals a day for their families, and are mired deeper and deeper into debt.
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