Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Clean Clothes Campaign (see also our Other Interesting Links section), an international solidarity site for workers in the garment industry, has released an appeal from the workers in the BJ&B garment factory in the Dominican Republic. This factory is owned by the Korean Yupong group and was producing caps for Nike. previously it had produced caps for Reebok, now Adidas. The workers in this factory managed to form a union, and in retaliation management began to divert orders to other non-unionized plants. The work for Adidas has already been moved to other plants, and now the parent corporation hopes to close the plant and move work for Nike to other facilities where they don't have to respect workers' rights. The CCC is asking for international support to prevent this closure by putting pressure on both Nike and Yupong. To join this campaign go to:

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