Hanesbrands will close 9 plants, cut 8,100 jobs

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Hanesbrands will close 9 plants, cut 8,100 jobs In this April 21, 2008 file photo, Hanes socks are on display at a store in Charlotte, N.C. Apparel maker Hanesbrands Inc.

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HAITIAN CONTRACTORS

Haiti

#1 Oct 2, 2008
In solidarity,
Joseph Lapp II

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Rich Noll, CEO
Hanes Brands, Inc.
1000 East Hanes Mill Rd.
Winston Salem, NC 27105

Mr. Rich Noll:

After taking part in a recent delegation to Haiti sent by the
Industrial Workers of the World, a rank-and-file union representing
workers in a number of nations and a variety of industries, I became
aware of the ongoing struggle of 500 factory workers who lost their
jobs as a result of actions taken by your company. In case you are
unaware of the circumstances, these workers were employed by a company
called CD Apparel which was under direct contract with Hanes Brands,
Inc. In May of 2007 Hanes Brands withdrew its contract from CD
Apparel, forcing its closure, and moving that contract to another
plant in Haiti. While these workers were in time paid their legally
required severance, which is only a tiny amount when Haiti's
inordinately low wages and high cost of living are taken into
consideration, they have not been duly compensated in the same manner
that workers employed under contract by your company in other parts of
the world have been compensated, when in a similar situations.

It is my belief that this amounts to discrimination against the people
of Haiti who deserve far better treatment. Haiti is a nation gripped
by rampant hunger and unimaginable poverty. Rather than corporations
such as yours taking advantage of this terrible situation to increase
their profits on the backs of an already brutalized people, it is
their responsibility to use some of those profits to make life better
for the people they employ. While these workers were not directly
employed by Hanes Brands, it was the decision of your company that
caused them to lose their jobs, and your company should take
responsibility for that fact.

I strongly urge you to look into the facts of this case, to carefully
consider the demands being made by these workers, and give them their
due. It is my intention, and that of the Industrial Workers of the
World, to build bridges of solidarity with the workers of Haiti, and
to aid them in their struggles. We hope that you will live up to your
social contract in this case, if not we will take further action as we
find appropriate.

Sincerely,
Joseph Lapp II
HAITIAN CONTRACTORS

Haiti

#2 Oct 2, 2008
SARALEE/HANESBRANDS[HBI], YOUR LEADERS HAVE TO KNOW THAT : THE SOLIDARITY CENTER; WRC; CTH; ICTH AND ALL THE ORGANISATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS SUPPORT THE RIGHT STRUGGLE OF CD APPAREL'S WORKERS IN HAITI TO GET ON YOU " JUSTICE AND REPAIR" AFTER THE BRUTAL CLOSURE AND NASTY RESILIATION OF CD APPAREL'S PLANT ON MAI,4,2007 AT SONAPI INDUSTRIAL PARK BUILDING # 31 BY RICHARD NOLL, GERALD EVANS, LEE CHADDEN; E. LEE WRYATT. JUST PAY THEM TO UNLOCK THIS CRISIS CAUSE THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS ARE COMING JUST TERMINATE WITH THIS MATTER !!!
HAITIAN CONTRACTORS

Haiti

#3 Oct 3, 2008
1- WE NEED THAT THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THE TRADE UNION ORGANISATION AND THE DEFENDERS OF HUMAN RIGHTS TO DEMAND BY ACT TO THE LEADERS OF HANES[HBI] TO COMPENSATE AND REPAIR THE WORKERS OF CD APPAREL.S.A IN HAITI AFTER THE BRUTAL CLOSURE AND NASTY RESILIATION OF OUR PLANT ON MAI,4,2007 AT SONAPI # 31. NOTE THAT WE'RE WILLING TO UNLOCK THIS CRISIS CAUSE THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS ARE COMING SOON THE TIME IS FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE AND RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU !!!
2- WE THINK THAT THE PERSON IN DEMOCRARIC PARTY AND THE REPUBLICAN ONE WHO ARE ALWAYS WORKING FOR PEACE, JUSTICE ,SECURITY AND THE RESPECT OF HUMAN RIGHTS SHOULD PAY THEIR ATTENTION TO DEMAND TO THE LEADERS OF HANES [HBI] TO PAY CD APPAREL'S WORKERS AFTER 4 YEARS OF EXPLOITATION FOR THEM CAUSE THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS ARE COMING SOON AND WE HAVE WILLING TO UNLOCK THIS CRISIS . GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU !!!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CD APPAREL'S WORKERS ARE STANDING FOR DAMAGE AND REPAIRS AFTER THE BRUTAL CLOSURE AND RESILIATION OF CD APPAREL [HG] BY THE LEADERS OF HANEBRANDS[HBI] ON MAI,4,2007 .THEY SAID NOTHING FOR US : IT'S FOR THAT WE CONSIDER THAT DECISION HAS BEEN A DISCRIMINATION, INJUSTICE,ILLEGAL OR BECAUSE OF WE'RE THE BLACK PEOPLE THEY REFUSE TO PAY US OUR DUE !!!
3- WE , THE WORKERS OF CD APPAREL S.A IN HAITI AT SONAPI INDUSTRIAL PARK BUILDING # 31 [ CELL PHONE :509/36353007] WANT TO KNOW WHAT GERALD. EVANS, RICHARD. NOLL, LEE CHADDEN AND ELLY WHAT WHO ARE THE CURRENT LEADERS OF SARALEE/ HANESBRANDS WIIL DECIDE FOR US AFTER THE HURRICANE PLANED ON HAITI , WE'RE STILL STANDING FOR DAMAGE AND REPAIRS ON THEM !!!
haitian workers

Haiti

#4 Jan 23, 2009
Mr. Richard Knoll, CEO
Hanesbrands Inc.
1000 East Hanes Mill Road
Winston Salem, NC 27105
USA

Date: Friday,Juanary 23,2008

Dear Mr. Knoll:

We write to you as representatives of workers from the CD Apparel factory in Por au Prince, Haiti at sonapi industrial park building # 31. As you know, on May 4, 2007, the Leaders of Hanesbrands ended their contract with CD Apparel S.A without sufficient warning throwing into jeopardy the livelihoods of over 500 workers and their families.The abusing cancellation and illegal closure of CD Apparel’s Plant by the responsibles of Hanes violates Haitian labor law which requires an employer to give workers twelves months for damages without forgetting twenty months that the workers are getting to demand from Hanes “ Compensation and repair” cause, after the brutal closure of CD Apparel on may 4, 2007 the workwers can not work and can not support their families in their socio-economic situation very very difficult.. The workers are also owed their severance pay and benefits for twenty months remain unpaid from may 2007 to date. We request that Hanesbrand work with CD Apparel S.A to reach an agreement that will pay workers their severance and benefit pay include their compensation according to the code of conduct and the international legislation for work demanding Hanes’s responsibles to do it for any Plant in any country as they done it for D.R, PUERTO-RICO, CANADA, MEXICO AND U.S.A, once cancelled their Plant.Note that the CD Apparel’s workers: from May 4, 2007 to date are considered as current employees for Hanes and the contractor or owner of this Plant ,everyday they are standing to CD Apparel’s gate to demand their due.

For close to four years, over 500 workers produced T-shirts for Hanesbrands. During this period, we were commended for the high quality of our work and production levels. As a corporation whose Code of Conduct promotes workers rights, we are dismayed by your corporation’s lack of response to workers in Haiti and its violation of its own principles. Without our high quality work, Hanesbrands would not have remained as profitable as it did for 4 years.It’s for that CD Apparel’s Plant has been in the Caribbean the number one for Hanes about production and quality.

Given the socio- economic reality of Haiti, the illegal closure of CD Apparel, the defiance of Haitian law and the violation of worker rights reflect a direct violation of your Code of Conduct and international labor rights. We request a meeting with you to discuss the severance owed to CD Apparel’s workers and a resolution of the illegal closing.
We look forward to your response and an immediate resolution to this case

Sincerely yours !

From the committee of CD Apparel!!!
CD APPAREL WORKERS

Musseau, Haiti

#6 Feb 17, 2009
CD Apparel’s victims workers
Solidarity Village #29 on Airport Road Entry Haitian Tractor
Zip code HT 6111
Phones:(509)37244149,36326464, 36311411,36367066,36353007.
Email:ouvrierscdapparel600hait i@yahoo.fr
To whom it may concern !
By the presente, we want to attract the attention of the national opinion and international, the representatives of the trade union organizations, the defenders of the human rights, the organizations of women for the respect and the protection of the workers, representative of the democratic party, the representative of the democratic party, the black cocus, the American government and inform all of an improper and mean position that we are liveliness to undergo in Haiti to The people party being part of the middle class haitian and private haitian sector without forgetting verbal threats on our persons through cell phone that they are in the process of utter to our place. We know very clearly that Mr. Frantz J. Pilorge being, owner of Cd Apparel S.a and principal contractor of the company Saralee/ Hanesbrands[Hbi] has, of by his certification of recognition legal obtained from the international organization "WRAP APPAREL" the full permission and guarantee to seize the law and the justice regarding to seal the materials and equipments of Hanesbrands[Inc] regarding to demand "justice and repair" for the 500 employees victims at the time of the improper and nasty cancellation of Cd Apparel S.a by the leaders of Hanes on May 4 2007. This is for that we warn yourself of all eventual maneuver that he would have plotted with the complicity of Mr. Richard Coles, Mr. Andy Jr. Apaid, Jn Paul Faubert and Mr. Sassine against the right of the victims who are claiming : justice and repair for price of the 4 years of misery, of injustice, of exploitation and of discrimination that they returned to the company Hanes [inc]. To the look of the law and justice only Frantz Pilorge [owner and direct contractor] is able and get full access to undertake walk and step with the national and international instances and ask Hanes to pay the employees and to allow the workers to unlock the merchandise of saralee / Hanes .For the direct implication of all other sector in the matter would be qualified flagrant offence[ infraction] which is strictly punished by the law and justice [penal].. Only Frantz pilorge can deliver the secrets of Cd Apparel [his enterprise] and allow all intervention inside of the building # 31. For, the workers understand the game and keep to explain to Mr. Pilorge all bad action in the matter he will be responsible and then the employees will take action against all the complicity !!!
"Justice and respect of the rights of all the workers of the entire world!!!
In this perspective, the Haitian workers need that the President Barak Obama, Mr. Joe Bidden, the senator Hillary Clinton and all the American people to take act of the bad situation of Cd Apparel’s workers after the illegal cancellation of this Plant by the leaders of Hanesbrands INC on May 04, 2007 and demand to them to compensate these employees because the bad closure and illegal cancellation of Cd Apparel’s factory at Sonapi building 31 by Hanes cause several harms on the social and economic life of the workers and jeopardize their own future and their family one. Note that Cd Apparel’s enterprise has been certified by Wrap Apparel to be working for the American company means Hanesbrands [HBI] so that the employees could be compensated at the end of his contract with Hanes. If Richard Noll, Gerald Evans, Lee Chadden and joan Johnson refuse paying Damages to the 500 poor victims of Cd Apparel: That should be a risk against the human rights and the protection of the workers. In sum, the Wrap certification number of Cd Apparel’s Plant is 5382. God bless the workers in the world !
From the committee of CD Apparel!!!
mrsc411

Danville, VA

#7 May 16, 2009
American need to buy only american made products, and if they are not available then they need to make there own. If we can't purchase American made products then we don't need it. Everytime someone purchases something that is NOT American made they are puting amother American out of a job. If this conitnues there will not be any jobs left in America. We need to put our foot down and say it is enough and bring our jobs back to America where they belong.
The government has convinced American companies to send there products overseas to be made at a cheaper wage. The product is made for .29 cents an hour or less, it's shipped here and we pay 29.00 dollars for it, but the government won't raise the minimum wage. They let the gas prises keep soaring and a family can't make it on minimum wage. It's time the American people fight back for what is rightfully theres.
What is up with foreigners opening a business and not having to pay taxes, and why don't they have to pay taxes when they move here. Why do we have to support them. If they live here then they should have to live by our laws also. Get them off welfare, make them work to.
Another thing when they come here they need to speak our language, if we go to their country we have to speak there language. They are not going to change there language for us. It's not going to be a job qualification for them to speak english. How many gas stations do you go into in america and the owner can barely speak english. Try to explain a problem to them and they call the law on you because they think you are going to give them a hard time and your the one that gets in trouble. I've seen that on TV time and time again. The American people need to stop suffering for the mess that the government has put us into, they need to bring our jobs back and put us back to work and get our economy back where it belongs. The crime rate was a lot lower when people were able to work.
OUVRIERS VICTIMES HAITI

Haiti

#9 Feb 8, 2011
In solidarity,

Joseph Lapp II / Ryan Reetz

Rich Noll, CEO
Hanes Brands, Inc.
1000 East Hanes Mill Rd.
Winston Salem, NC 27105

Mr. Rich Noll:

After taking part in a recent delegation to Haiti sent by the
Industrial Workers of the World, a rank-and-file union representing
workers in a number of nations and a variety of industries, I became
aware of the ongoing struggle of 500 factory workers from cd apparel in sonapi who lost their
jobs as a result of actions taken by your company adding to their bad situation after the heartquake destroyed the poor Haiti on Jan 12,2011. In this case you are
unaware of the circumstances, these workers were employed by a company
called CD Apparel which was under direct contract with Hanes Brands,
Inc. In May of 2007 Hanes Brands withdrew its contract from CD
Apparel,without any kind of notice as demand the code of conduct and the international socio-legislation on work forcing its closure very brutally, and moving that contract to another
plant in Haiti. While these workers are standing to claim full compensation for price of 4 years of excellents jobs made for the profit of the leaders of hanes and theone of cd apparel's contractor but nothing for these poor workers living in a dark misery very special! Of more i need the kind support of all international organisation to demand from hanes/inc " Damages and Repairs for these poor employees and thier high cost of living must be taken into
consideration, they have not been compensated in the by any employer for whom
that workers employed under contract by your company in other parts of
the world have been compensated, when in a similar situations.

It is my belief that this amounts to discrimination against the people
of Haiti who deserve far better treatment. Haiti is a nation gripped
by rampant hunger and unimaginable poverty. Rather than corporations
such as yours taking advantage of this terrible situation to increase
their profits on the backs of an already brutalized people, it is
their responsibility to use some of those profits to make life better
for the people they employ. While these workers were not directly
employed by Hanes Brands/hbi, it was the decision of your company that
caused them to lose their jobs, and your company should take
responsibility for that fact.

I strongly urge you to look into the facts of this case, to carefully
consider the demands being made by these workers, and give them their
due by that means " Full Compensation". It is my intention, and that of the Industrial Workers of the
World, to build bridges of solidarity with the workers of Haiti, and
to aid them in their struggles. We hope that you will live up to your
social contract in this case, if not we will take further action as we
find appropriate.

Sincerely,
Joseph Lapp II / Ryan Reetz !
OUVRIERS VICTIMES HAITI

Haiti

#10 Mar 12, 2011
Hello,as i am from Haiti where God keep on this poor country the key of his doctrine giving to everyone of you the specific way to get the eternel life by Jesus-Christ it's for so i'm paid to share with you this website from the Church of Christ in PAP,Haiti: www.ecpap.net

Best regards to all of you! Trouver la signification et la definition et la description (contenu)de L'évangile du Christ,la seule médiation entre l'homme et le salut en cette fin de siècle si l'on veut faire scrupuleusement la volonté de Dieu et obtenir pardon de nos pechés tout en heritant son amour via l'obeissance stricte à cet évangile de grace.!!!
OUVRIERS VICTIMES HAITI

Haiti

#11 Mar 14, 2011


Hello,as i am from Haiti where God keep on this poor country the key of his doctrine giving to everyone of you the specific way to get the eternel life by Jesus-Christ it's for so i'm paid to share with you this website from the Church of Christ in PAP,Haiti: www.ecpap.net
Best regards to all of you! Trouver la signification et la definition et la description (contenu)de L'évangile du Christ,la seule médiation entre l'homme et le salut en cette fin de siècle si l'on veut faire scrupuleusement la volonté de Dieu et obtenir pardon de nos pechés tout en heritant son amour via l'obeissance stricte à cet évangile de grace.!!!
Ella

Jourdanton, TX

#12 Mar 18, 2011
Green
OUVRIERS VICTIMES HAITI

Haiti

#13 Mar 26, 2011
De vrai et de principe, je tiens tout d'abord à vous saluer d'une manière très singulière pour cette opportunité dorée dont vous m'avez permise de pouvoir prendre contact avec vous tous via le net tout en restant franc et sincère avec nous meme car j'ai n'ai pas la moindre interrogation à vous faire sur l'importance que vous accordez bien sur à votre vie terrestre encore,j'imagine, qu'à celle de votre ame pour laquelle le Christ s'est fait immoléà la croix maledictive question de produire à partir de son propre corps parfait 4 évenements qui soient le contenu meme de L'évangile, la seule puissance transformatrice et regeneratrice capable au juste prix équitable de restaurer toute ame consciente de son etat tant deprimée par le venin mortel qu'est " le peché" demeurant en cette fin de siecle la seule mediation entre l'homme et le salut. Tout de suite faisons nous cette question c'est quoi l'evangile ? sa signification,sa definition et sa description? Toutes les justes réponses à ces questions nobles trouvez les à: www.ecpap.net , s'intitule la reference en matière du savoir divin si l'on veut vraiment se tirer du ritualisme non imposé par le Christ sinon que par des mortels ainsi trouver la voie tracée par le souverain Jésus-Christ savoir apprecier sa sainte doctrine qui nous servira de guide au salut éternel ( 2 jn 9) une fois obeir à ce pur évangile se faisant baptiser dans l'eau au prix du pardon de nos pechés ( Marc 16V15,16). Que Yahweh vous aide tous par l'intelligence qu'il vous dispose pour saisir de cette ocasion exceptionnelle tout ce qui est de meilleur,du vrai,du beau et du bien et du bon pour la plus ultime satisfaction de votre ame couteuse,celle qu'on est tous payés de s'epargner du feu éternel à venir!!!

OUVRIERS VICTIMES HAITI

Haiti

#14 Apr 8, 2011
Bonjour,de vrai je suis payé de vous dire en toute sincerité de coeur que la seule façon pour etre creé en Christ c'est de croire i.e d'etre persuadé qu'il est mort pour vos pechés et qu'il a été ensevelli et qu'il est ressuscité et qu'il est apparu à Pierre pour vous donner la vie puis vous repentir en vous faisant baptiser dans l'eau pour le pardon de vos pechés jamais cette question de vous mettre à genou ou de reciter une prière quelconque et enfin prendre le banc pour etre enseigné avant de se faire plonger sans avoir préalablement entendu les 4 évenements qui constituent l'évangile issu du corps meme de Jésus comme il est stipulé en 1 corinthiens 15V1à 5.Actes10V37à40.Actes13V28à32. Marc16V15,16.Sachez sans detour que toute autre forme de conversion imaginaire n'est qu'une perte de temps autrement dit peine perdue hors de la volonté souveraine de Dieu qui a remis toute autorité entre les mains du Christ,laquelle volonté visant le salut de l'humanité s'est devoilée en Marc 16V15,16 et Matthieu 28V19,20 .Que Yahweh puisse dans sa grace vous allume l'intelligence tout en vous permettant d'obtenir la voie juste qu'il nous a traçé par le sacrifice expiatoire de Jésus qui est imputéà chacun de nous selon l'exigence de sa justice si l'on veut scrupuleusement connaitre sa volonté et heriter de sa grace:la vie éternelle. Voir pour le bonheur de votre ame le www.ecpap.net
OUVRIERS VICTIMES HAITI

Haiti

#15 Apr 18, 2011
Bonjour mme Joyce, de principe je suis payé de vous saluer très cordialement de m'avoir permis l'occasion tant dorée de pouvoir vous écrire sans passer par 4 chemins laissez moi vous rappeler la seule façon ( methode) pour un pécheur d'atteindre Jésus,qu'il soit juif ou paen comme nous,en vue de trouver pardon de ses pechés et heriter du coup l'esperence de la vie éternelle à moins qu'il persevere dans le suivi de l'évangile ( sa doctrine) c'est d'etre persuadé ou convaincu des 4 faits qui forment l'évangile ( la seule puissance ou valeur transformatrice et regeneratrice pour le salut de l'homme)à vous dire vrai la foi salvatrice vient de cet évangile c'est la relation de cause à effet de ce fait il n'y a pas d'autres chemins pour trouver le Christ si l'on se soucie réellement de la preciosité de son ame pecheresse et de l'importance du sacrifise de Jésus . Demandons tout d'abord c'est quoi l'évangile? ce mot vient du grec:to euanguelion si l'on décompose on trouvera eu= bien,bon et de anguelia=message d'où par synonymie le mot l'évangile veut dire la bonne nouvelle ( Actes 13V32) et sa définition:l'évangile se definit comme étant une puissance ( valeur) de Dieu pour le salut humain en d'autres termes c'est la capacité active de Dieu investie dans le plan salutaire de l'homme pecheur( Romains 1V16) et sa description: l'évangile est composé de 4 évenements issus du corps meme du Christ à savoir qu'il est mort pour nos pechés et qu'il a été enseveli et qu'il est ressuscité et qu'il est apparu à pierre (1 Corinthiens 15V1 à 5; Actes 13V 28 à32). Après cette persuation mentale et intellectuelle qu'est la foi qui sauve on doit se repentir en se faisant baptiser dans l'eau pour le pardon de ses péchés ( actes 2V38;romains 6V 3,4). A noter que la verité est l'essence de la matière comme l'avoue le savant donc la matière c'est le corps du Christ d'où sont tirés ces 4 élements precités constituant l'évangile axé sur une base scientifique et rationnelle car aucun savant ou historien de n'importe quel siècle,s'il veut rester conscient à sa personne, ne peut nier ces faits hautement historiques que le Christ était appeléà produire à Golgotha à partir de son corps parfait en vue de satisfaire les exigences de la justice de Dieu au profit de l'ame du pecheur. Cette responsabilité d'obeir à cet évangile precieux est imputée à chacun de vous sinon on va tous en payer les conséquences de notre indifference face à cette ultime opportunité qui nous est permise par le Christ victorieux de la mort.Soyez intelligents pour vous épargner de l'imminence du jugement et de la condamnation éternels de Dieu sachez toutefois que le www.ecpap.net demeure la phare capable de vous guider scrupuleusement sur la juste voie salvatrice traçée par le souverain Jésus-Christ, l'unique personnage qui soit qualifié et autorisé de determiner ou déliberer sur le sort de l'humanité.Que Yahweh vous allume l'intelligence pour connaitre sa volonté dualiste en vue de vous dégager du ritualisme humain tout à fait reprehensible à l'égard de Dieu ( Mattieu15V8,9 !!!)
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