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The purpose of the Rapid Response Network (RRN) is to offer prompt solidarity to the struggles of workers against exploitation and repression, and to alert groups and individuals of situations that need immediate attention.

Action: Apaid - Rehire Workers!

2018/10/24 – Haitian garment workers, illegally fired for exercising their union rights, are asking for our support. Will you help by voicing their demands?     Every day, we dress ourselves in the products of exploitation. Meanwhile, the workers who produce these goods are struggling for basic rights. Let’s pressure Haitian factory owner, Clifford Apaid,

May Day Report Back!

Thanks so much to everyone who lent their support to Batay Ouvriye (BO) and the Haitian workers movement this May Day! Together, we raised a total of $1,481! That’s $181 more than our original goal of $1,300. Thank you so much! We want to share a thank you letter from BO and a report back

$1,300 for Haitian May Day!

May 1st is May Day – International Workers’ Day! This day began as a commemoration of Chicago workers’ fight for the 8 hour work day and the right to organize. In Haiti, workers are still battling for these essential rights. Haitian garment workers receive the lowest wage in the western hemisphere – 350 Gourdes, or

Working Women's Day

March 8, 2018 – Port Au Prince, Haiti – Textile workers with the trade union, SOTA-BO, commemorated International Women’s Day outside the SONAPI Industrial Park, to bring attention to their continued fight for democratic rights – a wage that allows them to feed, clothe, house and educate themselves and their families, as well as the

$1,590 Raised for Garment Workers! Thank You!

Happy 2018! Thank you so much to all who ended the year with a contribution to support Haitian garment workers! We raised $1,591.96 for workers in Port Au Prince and Carrefour! This money was directly wired to Haiti and Batay Ouvriye to be disbursed to a group of workers from four factories. They have been unable

Year End Goal: $2,000 to Fight Exploitation!

Just $530 Left to Raise Before Midnight! We can do this. CLICK HERE TO DONATE <3 Illegally Fired Workers Face Hunger & Homelessness From May to July, 2017, SOTA-BO textile union led garment workers across Haiti in monumental mobilizations for an increased minimum wage. In the wake of these efforts, many of these union members were arbitrarily

Caracol: Fighting Wage Theft. Punch In & Clock Out.

Monday, December 4, 2017 – Garment workers at SNH Global, SA factory in the Caracol Industrial Park confronted a supervisor named Jose for not paying them their wages. SNH Global is a subsidiary of Sae-A Trading Co. Ltd, Sae-A, a global clothing manufacturer headquartered in South Korea. Sae-A is also the anchor tenant of the Caracol

SOTA-BO Celebrates 6 Years!

September 15, 2017 marked the sixth anniversary of SOTA-BO – an independent textile union, based in Port Au Prince, Haiti and affiliated with the Batay Ouvriye (Workers Fight) movement! Since their start in 2011, the union has grown in numbers and strength! Workers with this union were instrumental in leading the country-wide, three month fight for

Port Au Prince: More Workers Get Organized

Thanks for your patience as we catch up on bringing you news and updates of Haitian garment workers’ struggles after Hurricane Irma. Most people in south Florida now have power restored, but Internet is another story. September 2, 2017 – the RRN received news that workers at MGA Haiti, SA – a garment factory in Port

Ounaminthe: No Services? No Taxes!

In preparation for and in the wake of hurricane Irma, we’ve gotten behind in sharing updates with you. Here’s an important update from garment workers of in the north of Haiti, in the town of Ounaminthe, who continue their fight against an unjust wage tax. August 30 2017 – Garment workers took the streets to