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[PDF] [Text of letter from 7 companies to Philippines President, expressing concern about violent attacks against striking workers, and killings of labour rights promoters]

...As companies buying apparel products from the Philippines,we write to bring your attention to a matter of urgent concern. As you know, there have been recent reports of alleged violent attacks on striking workers and the assaults and killings of labor rights promoters. Our industry is alarmed by such reports and urges your immediate attention to the situation. We are particularly disturbed about allegations that Municipal and Export Processing Zone police may have been involved in some of these alleged attacks and assaults... [signed by American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, Jones Apparel, Liz Claiborne, Phillips-Van Heusen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Wal-Mart]