The history of the Kimi maquila workers

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Honduran Maquila Union Under Attack
Campaign for Labor Rights, Labor Alerts/Labor News, 1 May 1997. Management at the Kimi maquiladora plant located in Lima, Honduras, has reportedly violated the basic rights of its workers, who are trying to form a union. Kimi is a Korean-owned plant currently producing clothing for JC Penney, Macy's, and Bloomingdales. The workers and union leaders are primarily young women.
New Honduran Union Victory in Jeopardy
Labor Alerts, 21 June 1999. On March 19, 1999 workers at the Kimi maquiladora in Honduras finally won their two-and-a-half year struggle to obtain a collective bargaining agreement. Their contract was the first in their free trade zone, and one of the few in the Honduran maquila industry. But the owner of the Continental industrial park threatens to not renew the factory lease because it now has a union.
Victory for Honduran maquila workers!
Labor Alerts, 4 September 1999. On September 2, striking maquila workers at Kimi won an agreement achieving their basic demands. The workers went on strike on August 18 to demand compliance with the union's collective bargaining agreement, the only contract at Continental Park in La Lima, where Kimi is located.
Kimi cuts and runs
Campaign for Labor Rights, 25 May 2000. On May 5, Kimi announced to the Honduran Maquila Association that it would be closing its plant in Honduras due to financial difficulties and intransigence of union leaders. However, US/LEAP research has found that, since soon after signing a CB agreement with the SITRAKIMIH union, Kimi has been shifting its production to a non-union factory in Guatemala.