Dole’s scheming moves to undermine the union

Agroindustrial Piñas del Bosque S.A. – Finca Muelle, a Costa Rica-based subsidiary of the Standard Fruit Company Dole, has been implementing a systematic anti-union policy, employing several tricks and bringing in outside actors complicit in such practices. Escuela Social Juan XXIII is one of those actors.

Chiquita: Verde e amarela

In the distinctly agro-industrial region of northern Costa Rica, devoted primarily to pineapple and banana crops, more than 200 Chiquita Brands workers were illegally dismissed so that the transnational corporation could evict them and demolish their houses. We spoke about this with Didier Leitón Valverde, general secretary of the Union of Agricultural Plantation Workers (SITRAP).