The Tarrant Apparal Group (TAG) is being targeted by Sweatshop Watch for violations of Mexican labor laws. The Tarrant worker justice campaign began in June 2003 when 800 workers from Tarrant's Ajalpan denim factory
in Mexico held a work stoppage to demand payment of their legally-entitled benefits, improved health and safety conditions, and an end to forced overtime. When they formed an independent union, SUITTAR, to address these problems, 8 union leaders and over 250 supporters were fired.
The local demonstraton is at the shareholder's meeting at the Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd, on May 27th at 10am.
The stock is doing lousy, so there will be pressure on the company to allow worker abuse to continue.