CNI Action Alert: Shame on Disney & JC Penny

CNI cnotes at cnotes.com
Tue Apr 16 02:02:09 MDT 1996


The following CNI Action Alert comes from the most recent issue of NATION
ALERT distributed monthly by _The Nation_ magazine (See _The Nation_'s
excellent web page at: http://www.thenation.com/ or write to _The Nation_
at nation at igc.apc.org).


WALT DISNEY AND J.C. PENNY - HOW TO GET RICH ON 11 CENTS AN HOUR

As reported in the July 1995 NationAlert Bulletin, American clothing
manufacturers are getting filthy rich on the backs of poor workers in Latin
American maquiladoras who piece together their trendy clothing.  A recent
report by the National Labor Committee has uncovered several new
exploiters.  Walt Disney is paying Haitian workers a mere 7 cents for every
pair of Pocahontas pajamas they sew--which sell for $11.97 in your local
Wal-Mart.  And J.C. Penny has contracted with four clothing manufacturers
in Haiti who are grossly violating Haitian labor law.  Both Walt Disney and
J.C. Penny aren't paying the legal minimum wage.

CONTACT these corporate CEOs and tell them the National Labor Committee's
efforts to stop these abuses are working.  The GAP, under tremendous public
pressure, signed the NLC's pledge to comply with the law.  Tell them they
should too.  Cite the figures provided below in your correspondence:

    Michael Eisner, CEO
    WALT DISNEY COMPANY, South Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521
    Phone: 818-560-5151; Fax: 818-560-1300
    Eisner's 1994 annual salary: $8,029,000
    1994 Disney profits: $1,110,400,000

    William R. Howell, CEO
    J.C. Penny Company, Inc., 6501 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024-3698
    Phone: 214-431-1000; Fax 214-431-1977
    Howell's 1994 annual salary: $2,445,267
    1994 J.C. Penney profits: $1,057,000,000


Peace,

Michael Corso
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