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This petition is to support the stand of eco-friendly activities/programmes like e.g recycling programme, BYOB campaigns, to be carried out and to encourage factories to stop releasing harmful gas emissions to the air, instead, they could release the harmful gas emissions towards the ground,as so to not pollute the air; causing respiratory problems for us and also to think of the well-being of the earth.
We ought to do start doing something now because this is our planet, we are earthlings of this planet, we bear the responsibility to take good care of the earth.
Through the years, ciggarette and cleaning product factories, pet shops, etc. has been mistreating animals.
Cigarrtes factories force animals to smoke the cigars for a long time, to see what happens, and owners of cleaning product factories must test their products on something, so they choose animals to test them on. They drop chemicals that the product contains in the mouths and eyes of rabbits and monkeys. And, many of the times the animal is greatly injured, and even died painfully.
And pet shops only provide small cages for the cats and dogs, that are barely larger than their bodies. We must stop this unjust action now!
Me, Gabriela Cano, my sister, Carlina Cano, and my companion, Hannah Jones have made this petition to stop this cruel act towards animals.
HELP WORKERS IN SUPPORTING THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES
Recently the VF Corporation that manufactures brands such as Lee, Wrangler, Bestform, Lily of France, JanSport, Eastpak, North Face, Jantzen, Red Kap and many others(http://www.vfc.com/pages/leading_brands.asp) decided to lay off approximately 1,800 workers from their factories in El Paso.
These factories are the last of the garment industry on the El Paso side of the border-- leaving a capable and experienced workforce jobless, with no benefits, no time for transition and little hope of finding other jobs. It is a workforce primarily composed of women, who due to discriminatory corporate and state practices do not fit the "retraining prototype".
There is reason to suspect Vanity Fair intends to close these factories completely (http://www.vfc.com/pr/pr73.asp). This means the VF Corporate plan will eventually leave five thousand families of Mexican origin without economic support, and at the same time take advantage low wages in Latin America. Faced with no other opportunities, the workforce on the U.S. side of the border will likely be forced into sweatshop conditions.
However, Vanity Fair workers in El Paso are not voiceless. They are fighting the "political system". They have also formed committees in the different Vanity Fair factories to negotiate with the Corporation. So far the corporation has ignored their requests. Because there must be corporate accountability, they urgently ask for your help.
Please sign their petition boycotting Vanity Fair Merchandise until a more just plan can be agreed on. The public must unite its economic and political strength to demand justice.
The economic situation along the El Paso/Juarez, Mexico border continues to deteriorate with the implementation of free trade policies and now with the impact of September 11. Since NAFTA we have lost more than 26,000 jobs in manufacturing plants in clothing as well as electronics. Recently the VF Corporation that manufactures brands such as Lee, Wrangler, Gitano, Vanity Fair, etc. decided to lay off approximately 1,800 workers from their factories in El Paso.
These factories are the last of the garment industry, leaving a capable and experienced workforce jobless and with little hope of finding similar jobs.
The VF Corporation considers itself the largest apparel company in the world with sales of $5.7 billion last year. There is no reason why these workers should be left practically on the street, with little time for transition or training.
We must put an end to this. We must unite our economic and political strength to demand justice for the workers.
The workers have formed a committee in the different VF factories to demand that the corporation take into consideration a more just plan that includes the retention of 3,000 jobs that remain. We are launching a campaign to obtain justice from this corporation. We urgently ask for your help.
La situación económica en la frontera de El Paso /Juarez, México sigue empeorando con la implementación de las pólizas de libre comercio y ahora con el impacto del 11 de septiembre. Desde NAFTA hemos perdido mas de 26,000 trabajos en las fábricas de manufactura tanto de ropa como las electrónicas. Recientemente la corporación VF que manufactura varias marcas, como Lee, Wrangler, Gitano, Vanity Fair, etc. decidió descansar 1,800 trabajadores de sus fábricas de costura.
Estas fábricas son las últimas de la costura dejando una fuerza laboral con mucha capacidad y experiencia sin trabajo y con poca esperanza de conseguir trabajos en su área.
Esta corporación se considera la más grande del mundo en el área de costura con ventas de $5.7 miles de millones el año pasado. No hay razón por la cual esta corporación tiene que dejar a los trabajadores prácticamente en la calle con poco tiempo para hacer una transición a un trabajo nuevo o para recibir capacitación para un nuevo empleo.
Tenemos que poner un fin a esto. Tenemos que unir nuestra fuerza económica y política para exigir justicia para nuestro pueblo.
Los trabajadores hemos formado un Comité en las diferentes fábricas de VF para exigir a la corporación que considere un plan mas justo y que incluye la retención de los 3,000 trabajos que quedan. Estamos lanzando una campaña pare conseguir justicia de esta corporación y necesitamos su ayuda.