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[PDF] Response from Rubie's de Mexico

Author: Willis J. Goldsmith, Jones Day, Counsel for Rubie's de Mexico, Published on: 8 November 2005

...[The] October 7, 2005 article [by LabourStart, "Time Warner Exploits Child Labor in Mexico"]...contains a number of false allegations relating to union representation and working conditions in the Rubie's de Mexico facility... Rubie's de Mexico has never hired workers below the legal age limit in Mexico. Moreover, no Warner Bros. or Mattel brand costumes are being manufactured at this location. Additionally, the allegations regarding layoffs are unfounded... The FTVO-CROC union...[is] publicizing these and other false allegations to gain...support for their efforts to oust the CTM, the union that is the current bargaining representative of Rubie's de Mexico workers.

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Related companies: Mattel Rubie's Costume Time Warner Warner Bros. (part of Time Warner)