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BJ&B Factory in Dominican Republic

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Monday, September 1, 2003

In September 2003, FLA published a Summary Report on the Third Party Complaint (3PC) filed by FLA Participating Companies Nike, Reebok and adidas alleging freedom of association violations and other noncompliance issues at BJ&B. The FLA investigated the situation and made recommendations to ensure that freedom of association rights were respected. In November 2002, the BJ&B management recognized the union and, through mediated negotiation sessions conducted by FLA Ombudsperson Rafael Alburquerque, the union and the factory signed the first collective bargaining agreement dealing with wage increases in the export processing zones in the Dominican Republic.

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