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Nike, NFL & Anvil workers fired for planning legal union

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Nov '07
On Wednesday, November 7, workers at Star informed the Honduran Ministry of Labor of their intention to form a legal union. On Saturday, November, the firings began. To date, Star management has fired over 70 union leaders, founding members and supporters.

On Monday, November 12, 500 workers blocked the entrance to the El Porvenir Free Trade Zone. Star management called in the National Police and military, who fired teargas and assaulted the workers.

On Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, hundreds of workers blocked the entrance to the El Porvenir Zone. In solidarity with fired unionists, workers on the weekend shift refused to cross the picketline. On Monday morning, November 26, military occupied the entrance gate.

Tension is running high--the unionists are facing increasing intimidation, including surveilance and being followed by undercover police who are armed but dressed in civilian clothing.

Please write Nike, Anvil & NFL, urging them to intervene to assure that these workers' fundamental legal rights are respected.

National Labor Committee


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