Our petition is up and running!
Please do so by Friday or Saturday, January 13 and 14, before our meeting with Fender on Saturday January 14.
You can also take this petition to your local cafe or club, gather signatures, and send it to us or directly to Cort.
We, the undersigned, fully support the Cort and Cor-tek guitar workers in their struggle for their livelihoods at Cort Guitars. The Cort guitar workers were treated as less than human while they made guitars for the global guitar market and then were unjustly fired for demanding basic worker rights.
I call on Cort Guitars to respect worker rights and to rehire the Cort and Cor-tek workers. They should be allowed to bargain for their worker rights, they should be allowed to unionize, and they should be allowed to return to work where they belong.
I call on Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, which contracts Cort for the production of its guitars, to take the workers’ issue seriously and resolve the labor violations of Cort in a fair and just manner.
TO SEND A LETTER TO CORT GUITARS yourself :
Korea Headquarters address:
660 Dungchon 3-Dong,
Kango-Gu, Seoul, Korea 157-030
Phone: + 82-2-3661-1981
Fax: + 82 -2 – 3661-1986
Dear Yung Ho Park,
I am writing to ask you to respect the basic rights of the Cort and Cor-tek workers who made your guitars and built your fortune over decades. They gave you everything they had; their health, their youth, their time with their families, and in the end, after all of their dedication, you only lied to them, forced them to sign resignation papers, and moved your production for cheaper labor overseas.
I stand with the Cort and Cor-tek guitar workers, who have struggled for over 1000 days to be heard by you and the public in Korea, in Germany, in Japan, and elsewhere, against their unjust mass firing.
As someone who (EDIT HERE: is a musician/ is a worker/ is an ordinary citizen), I will NOT buy a Cort or a Cort-made guitar or bass of another brand. I will tell my fellow citizens and my area music stores NOT TO CARRY your guitars or your production lines, not until you respect the demands and the rights of these men and women who made your guitars, the Cort and Cor-tek workers.
Re-open your factories in Korea, and restore the dignity and livelihoods of these workers.
YOUR NAME HERE
SEND A LETTER TO US DISTRIBUTOR and FOUNDER:
3451 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Tel : 1-847-498-6491
Fax : 1-847-498-5370
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