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Arneses y Accesorios de Mexico (PKC Group)

Published: June 18, 2013

The WRC’s inquiry found, on the basis of overwhelming evidence, that, since August 2011, PKC management at Arneses y Accesorios has carried out a series of actions that have violated international labor standards by denying workers the opportunity to exercise their right to freely join a union in order to bargain collectively with their employer.

Productora Clinimex

Published: November 19, 2010

The investigation identified noncompliance with the Sweatfree Contracting Ordinance’s requirements in the areas of freedom of association, legally mandated benefits, wages and hours (with respect to voluntary overtime and non-poverty wage), harassment and abuse of employees, and occupational health and safety.

Confecciones Mazara

Published: September 11, 2008

The complaint alleged that the Confecciones Mazara factory was discriminating in hiring decisions against workers who had supported an effort to organize an independent union at a nearby factory—known as Vaqueros Navarra—which is owned by members of the family that owns Confecciones Mazara.

Mexmode, S.A. de C.V. (formerly Kukdong International Mexico S.A. de C.V.)

Published: July 3, 2008

Kukdong workers filed complaints with the WRC in January 2001, following Kukdong’s alleged discharge of five workers who asserted several workplace grievances, and following Kukdong’s alleged failure to reinstate hundreds of workers who participated in a work stoppage protesting that discharge and other matters.

Tarrant Ajalpan

Published: September 15, 2003

The WRC investigation found that Tarrant Ajalpan has illegally fired all of the leaders of a lawfully constituted worker movement, which was established to promote better working conditions at the facility and to organize an independent union. Tarrant Ajalpan has further illegally fired at least 150 other workers in a further attempt to prevent factory employees from exercising their associational rights.