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May Day Call to Action!

  May 1st is International Workers Day! This day began to commemorate Chicago workers’ fight for the eight hour work day and the right to organize. In Haiti, garment workers are fighting for these essential rights. Batay Ouvriye, an independent workers’ movement in Haiti, and their affiliated textile unions – SOTA, SOKOWA & SOVAGH –

Strike Fund for May Day!

If you’ve been following RRN updates, you know there is a lot happening in Haiti at the moment: In Ouanaminthe, SOKOWA textile union in the Codevi Free Trade Zone is fighting a 13% wage tax. (Click here for more info). In Carrefour, SOTA textile union at H&H Textiles is striking also. They are fed up

Update: State officials try to pacify H&H workers... Not happening.

Yesterday we reported about the ongoing strike at H&H Textiles in Carrefour, Haiti, led by the union SOTA-BO. (Click here to read that past update for more info.) Workers are rightfully fed up. They struggle to exist on misery wages, and are constantly harassed, intimidated and physically attacked for asserting their right to organize. Their

No roads, electricity? No taxes! Higher wages!

It’s true, as citizens, we must pay taxes or tariffs. However, we must see where it’s going. In Haiti, DGI is collecting taxes and tariffs but as citizens we never get services. We have to do whatever we can to live without the services the state owes us.  There are no roads, no electricity, no