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20 April 2006
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Author: Oscar Gonzalez, representante de Manufacturas Lajat

...tuvimos un dialogo muy constructivo con la Coalición [Pro Justicia en las Maquiladoras] que nos permitió eliminar satisfactoriamente las diferencias que se tenían. En este momento el conflicto esta finiquitado, las negociaciones han terminado, los...

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18 March 2006

Levi Strauss Gets Lajat to Negotiate with Workers. Lajat Agrees! - Workers Lawyer Receives Death Threats [Mexico]

Author: Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

Encouraging and alarming developments have occurred over the last month in the Lajat workers’ struggle for justice and an independent union... [At a 17 February meeting,] Levi Strauss...agreed to insist that Lajat management meet with CJM and the...

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18 March 2006

Mexico: Levi Strauss intervenes with supplier Lajat on recognition of union after pressure from workers' group - workers' lawyer receives death threat

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20 February 2006

Will Levi Strauss Oppose Union-Busting in Mexico?

Author: Bill Carpenter, City College of San Francisco, on Indybay [USA]

Levi Strauss is a major customer of Lajat Manufacturing, a consistent labor rights abuser in Mexico. In an unprecedented ruling on January 17, a Mexican Federal Labor Tribunal ordered the local Labor Board...to recognize the independent and democratic...

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17 February 2006
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Author: Carolina Gomez Mena, La Jornada [México]

[Un] experto del Centro de Investigación Laboral y Asesoría Sindical (Cilas)...dejó en claro que con las deficientes condiciones laborales existentes en las maquiladoras es fácil que los empresarios tengan jugosas ganancias...las jornadas promedio son...

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31 January 2006
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Author: Cecilia Aguilar Acuña, El Siglo de Durango [México]

Los trabajadores de la maquiladora Lajat que promovieron una demanda laboral...con el reconocimiento de su sindicato que hace una instancia federal, demuestran que siempre estuvieron en su derecho de constituirse como tal...[Unas ONG] están decididos a...

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9 December 2005

[DOC] Letter to Michael Kobori, Vice-President, Global Code of Conduct, Levi Strauss

Author: Martha A. Ojeda, Executive Director, Coalition For Justice in the Maquiladoras

…CJM...[is] very disappointed with the failure of Levi Strauss…to enforce your Terms of Engagement (TOE). Although your TOE is very clear on the importance of protecting workers’ right to freedom of association, events in Gomez Palacio make it equally...

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