United Students Against Sweatshops and U.S. Labor Education in the Americas is bringing a Mexican unionist to NYC to spotlight labor rights abuses in maquilas (sweatshops) and to demand that Target, Rubie's, Mattel and Warner Brothers recognize basic human rights in their factories.

WHAT: Action to demand Target, Rubies, Mattel and Warner Bros.recognize the right to form a union in their Mexican factories
WHEN: MONDAY, October 10 at 1pm
WHERE: Target store at 40 W. 225 St. (corner of Broadway) in the BRONX. (1 train to 231 St stop)
WHAT TO BRING: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Barbie or
whatever costume you got! Bring signs and your kids too.
Contact: Alba Mota 718-299-6330

Please check the link below for more information:
 http://www.usleap.org/Recent%20Headlines/Recent%20Headlines%206-05/Mattel.htm

A Mexican labor delegation, in conjunction with United Students Against Sweatshops and USLEAP, is coming to NYC on Monday, October 10 to draw attention to their struggle to organize a union in their maquila (sweatshop). The workers, from the state of Hidalgo (60 miles north of Mexico City) labor in conditions such as forced overtime, needle sticks, over-exposure to dangerous chemicals, child labor and forced pregnancy tests. The workers make costumes for Rubie’s, Mattel and Warner Brothers, and earn less than $5 a day. About five months ago the workers in the maquila began to form a union, however today the management of the factory has locked out the workforce.

We are asking people to dress up in costumes (the workers make Halloween costumes) and bring signs encouraging the brands to recognize the workers' wish to form a union. Join us in the Bronx on Monday, October 10 at the Riverdale Target to urge Target, who carries Rubie’s,
Mattel and Warner Bros. products to recognize the union in Mexico.