Independent Union Re-established in Nien Hsing Nicaraguan Plant

2007-03-01 - torrent

A labor dispute broke out and soon resolved last month at Nicaragua’s largest employer in the private sector, the Taiwanese investment Nien Hsing Textile.

The factory Nien Hsing Garments S.A., located in Managua’s Las Mercedes Free Trade Zone, is one of eleven Nien Hsing factories in Nicaragua. The factory has been in operation for twelve years. There are approximately 2,500 workers in the factory. Currently the factory produces only pants—jeans, slacks and shorts—for Blue Riders, Wrangler Jeans, Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Faded Glory and Sonoma Carpenter.

Understanding the Struggle and Aspirations of Nicaragua from An Asian Perspective

2007-01-28 - mayling

(Photo caption: Julie in front of her mural about the civil war in Nicaragua in the 80s)

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint.
When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist.

- Dom Helder Camera

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