WRC Factory Investigation

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

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

Key Buyers: adidas, Carhartt, Nike

Year: 2008

Case Summary

2008: The WRC launched an inquiry in response to allegations, brought to the attention of the WRC by the office of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity in Mexico, that workers had been subjected to violence and intimidation inside the factory and that the Mexican government had illegally intervened in the internal affairs of a labor union.

2001: Kukdong workers filed complaints with the WRC 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.

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