Haiti

Good News: Apaid to Negotiate

We recently put out a call, asking for folks to contact Haitian factory owner, Clifford Apaid who illegally fires and represses union members for exercising their legal rights throughout his multiple factories. In 2017 more than 400 workers were suspended from Premium Apparel for over 4 months. In 2017, 32 workers were fired from Inter-American

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,

$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

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

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

SOTA-BO: Regroup & Onward!

The RRN extends MASSIVE thanks to all who have supported Haitian garment workers in their fight for 800 Gourdes minimum wage. Thanks in part to the pressure applied through international solidarity, workers were able to mobilize for three months, making significant gains in the level of their struggle. Workers turned out in record numbers, unified

Pressure Works! Fairway Workers Rehired.

Last week, the RRN reported that National Police shot at workers with real bullets to break up a small protest at Fairway Apparel textile factory in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Three workers were severely injured. Many were hurt, including a pregnant woman. A representative of Batay Ouvriye was beaten. Workers were protesting an increased production quota, imposed

Workers Shot. Union Busting. Action NOW.

Saturday, 07.15.17 – Port Au Prince, Haiti –  National Police shot at workers with real bullets to break up a small protest at Fairway Apparel textile factory. Three workers were severely injured. Many were hurt, including a pregnant woman. A representative of Batay Ouvriye was beaten. Workers were protesting an increased production quota, imposed by