The fashion industry is shrinking, and countless workers are losing jobs. But declining sales aren’t the only force behind payroll cuts: Brands and retailers, as well as factories manufacturing for large companies, are using the pandemic as a guise to get rid of unionized workers. According to a recent report by UK labor rights non-profit Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC), garment factories are “using the pandemic as a cover to attack workers’ freedom of association.” This is of course against international labor laws.