WRC Factory Investigation

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

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

Key Buyers: Carhartt, Fanatics, Lakeshirts, Nike, Reebok, VF

Last Updated: 2024

Case Summary

2022: The WRC investigated a complaint filed by a newly-formed, independent union and found that the factory had violated workers’ rights to freedom of association. Initially, the factory agreed to partial remediation of these violations. In January 2024, the WRC published an update affirming that the factory fully remedied all violations documented in the 2022 report.

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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