May Day! Solidarity w/Haitian Garment Workers

May 1st is International Workers Day! Today, One Struggle wants to bring attention to the struggle of Haitian garment workers and the Rapid Response Network – a solidarity network that supports autonomous workers’s struggles. One Struggle will be participating in May Day events in South Florida, and in Haiti, garment workers across the country will [...]

Sweet Micky Hocks Autobiography as Haitian Garment Workers Continue to Fight Exploitation

PLASIT-BO Garment Workers Conference (top). Sweet Micky (bottom). By las hermanas Cruz Wednesday, May 18th, The Miami Book Fair, Miami Dade College and Imaginart Media Productions will host former Haitian president, Michel Martelly, at the MDC Wolfson campus for a book signing and discussion of Martelly’s new autobiography, Michel Martelly Autobiographie. “Sweet Micky,” [...]

An Interview with an Organizer for Batay Ouvriye (Workers Struggle)

By One Struggle One Struggle: Can you give me a brief description of what Batay Ouvriye* is and a little bit of the history of it? Batay Ouvriye: Batay Ouvriye is part of a whole current that had roots in Europe and the United States where many of the resistance, many of the leftist people, [...]

Statement of Solidarity with SOTA

Beginning in mid September, a nascent Haitian garment workers’ union decided that in their continued efforts to defend and demand that their factories respect their basic democratic rights – they would go public. Within 2 weeks, spokespeople for Sendika Ouvriye Takstil ak Abiman (SOTA) were out of work. In some workplaces, organizers were specifically told [...]