Solidarity

Support Haiti Workers Among Uprising

For over one year, there have been ongoing uprisings across Haiti. Petro-Caribe corruption leading to increased fuel prices, costs of living, food and water shortages have made it near impossible for most Haitians to survive. As a result, people are rising up to spontaneously express their anger and frustrations. Among the chaos, the garment workers

Take Action: Bogus Taxes, Illegal Firings

Haitian garment workers in the northeast part of Haiti ask us for international back up. Please email Fernando Capellan to let him know that he cannot illegally fire union members in the CODEVI Free Trade Zone. After thousands of workers decided to stay home from work to protest unjust wage taxes, 42 union members were

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

$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

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

Goal Met! Workers Rehired!

We’re a little behind on posting updates due to Hurricane Irma’s impact on south Florida. We’re waiting to hear back from our contacts about hurricane impacts to workers and organizations in the north, northwest and northeast of the country. Our thoughts are with those in the Caribbean and Florida who are still dealing with the

Fund the Fight! Help Raise $1200

Can you skip a lunch, dinner, or coffee out? Will you contribute those dollars to garment workers, so they can continue their fight? For the past three months, garment workers in Haiti fought like hell for a minimum wage of 800 Gourdes (US$12.80). As we reported last week, this struggle reached a fever pitch when