WRC Report on Mexmode, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)

To:Primary Contacts, WRC Affiliate Colleges and Universities
From:Scott Nova
Date:July 8, 2008
Re:WRC Report on Mexmode, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico)

The WRC recently conducted an investigation at the Mexmode facility in Puebla, Mexico, following allegations of violence against workers and government interference in the internal affairs of the union at the facility. Our report on the case, which details the WRC’s findings and recommendations, is available here.The report’s introduction provides the necessary background regarding recent events at this factory, which is well-known as the site of a significant labor rights breakthrough in 2001 — which occurred, in part, as a result of university codes of conduct and efforts by the university community.

As the report makes clear, the labor rights violations outlined are not the responsibility of factory management or of the factory’s buyers – although there are important steps both the management and the buyers can take to help ensure a positive resolution.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the report.

Scott Nova
Worker Rights Consortium
5 Thomas Circle NW
Washington DC 20005
ph 202 387 4884
fax 202 387 3292
[email protected]