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Action NOW. Haitian Senate Sides w/Workers. 800 Gourdes!

Workers this is not the way the country should be! Students, this is not the way the country should be! Poor people, this is not the way the country should be! Street vendors, this is not the way the country should be! These are the chants that rang out when students, street vendors and the

Updates + Gildan, We Won't Back Down.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the incredible show of solidarity for Haitian garment workers and their fight for 800 Gourdes minimum wage! SOTA, SOKOWA and SOVGH (textile unions affiliated with Batay Ouvriye) say that our international pressure is working! This is why police began taking and destroying workers’ phones. They are used to operating with impunity, but they

TELL GILDAN: PAY WORKERS 800 GOURDES!

Port Au Prince, Haiti – 05/29/17 – Garment workers in Haiti took the streets again today in Operasyon Bra Kwaze (Operation Arms Crossed)! They’ve been striking and marching for 11 days. Despite increased repression, they stand firm in their demand for a minimum wage of 800 Gourdes per day ($12.60 US).   As #Garmentworkers #Haiti face police repression

UPDATES. Repression Mounting. Join Operation Arms Crossed.

Garment workers across Haiti have been striking and demonstrating to demand: A minimum wage adjustment from 350 Gourdes ($5.50 US) to 800 Gourdes ($12.60)per day, on top of meal, transportation and housing subsidies Social Services They demand that production quotas do not increase with the increased minimum wage They are under attack, but are not

Haitian Workers Brutally Attacked. ACT NOW.

Port Au Prince, Haiti – Tuesday 5/23/17 – Garment workers on strike since Friday, 5/19/17 continue their fight for an increased minimum wage! They are under fierce attack and need our solidarity now. * If you are familiar with the situation, please click here to jump to the bottom of the page to take action now.

H&H Workers Back to Work on Their Terms

After more than two weeks of striking, workers and union members of SOTA at H&H Textiles factory returned to work this morning. Tuesday 4/18/17, SOTA union members met with management to negotiate the workers’ demands. The workers went on strike because of incessant harassment, intimidation and arbitrary firings for union members. As part of this

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

No Social Services. No Taxes! Haitian Workers Need Your Support.

Ounaminthe, Haiti – On January 31, 2017, workers of the SOKOWA textile trade union, working in the Codevi Trade Zone, went on strike and took the streets protesting a 10% tax on their wages. Thousands of other workers and other people joined them to march. While a wage tax sounds like a normal practice, this