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"Foreign Labor Trends: Dominican Republic," prepared by the American Embassy, Santo Domingo, released by the U.S. Department of Labor, 1990-91, describing political and economic overview, labor history; labor relations with U.S. and other companies, wage statistics, directory of labor organizations; unsigned "Report on the Visit to the Dominican Republic, April 3-7, 1990," re participation in seminar by FITITVC on free trade zones and contacts with labor activists; letter to Mazur from AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland re invitation to observe elections in Dominican Republic, March 22, 1990; memo from AFL-CIO American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) re follow-up activities in organizing drive, list of Dominican companies by industry, November 7, 1990; printed official guide to XI Congress of the Confederacion Nacional de Trabajadores Dominicanos, December 5-6, 1992; Export-Free Zones National Council: Law 8-90 Encouraging the Establishment of New Free Zones and the Growth of Existing New Ones, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; AFL-CIO AIFLD memo re two-week seminar, Organizing in the Export Production Zones, to be held in the Dominican Republic, cosponsored by ILGWU, ACTWU, and FITITVC, February 5, 1993; AIFLD Special Report: Worker Rights in the Dominican Republic Free Trade Zones, November 1, 1991; memo to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re Strategies for International Solidarity: Case in Point: Dominican Republic," with attached resolution, "International Labor Solidarity," adopted by ILGWU International Affairs Committee, endorsing strengthening links with ITGLWF, August 5, 1992; letter to Mazur from U.S. Dept. of Labor re Inter-American Symposium on Emerging Frameworks for Labor-Management Cooperation, to be held in the Dominican Republic, January 27, 1993; confidential memos to Mazur re Dominican Republic trip to assist in organizing efforts, May-June, 1993; memo to Mazur re Caribbean Organizing Seminar, with attached list of Caribbean plants of U.S. firms and seminar draft proposal, January 13, 1993; memos re trip, January-March 1993; translation and original Spanish letter to Mazur from National Confederation of Dominican Workers re workers abuses, particularly by Liz Claiborne contractor, October 11, 1993; letter from ILGWU Local 23-25 manager and vp Edgar Romney to the chairman of Liz Claiborne re worker abuses at Liz Claiborne contractor in Dominican Republic, October 13, 1993; letters to Mazur and ILG organizer from AFL-CIO American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) noting abuses by Undergarment Fashions, apparent Dominican contractor for Maidenform and Christian Dior, January 15 and 30, 1991; letters from Mazur to Maidenform, Christian Dior, and Bestform executives re worker abuses by their contractor in Dominican Republic, February 4 and 27, 1991; faxes and phone messages from Maidenform and Christian Dior executives noting error, February 4 and 12, 1991; confidential memo to Mazur from ILGWU international relations director Michele Briones re confidential report of trip to Dominican Republic by AIFLD official, ideological competition within labor movement there, with supporting attachments, March 14, 1991; Bulletin of the Department of International Affairs, AFL-CIO, December 12,1992; Spanish-language edition of ILGWU Justice (Justicia), 1993

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