An Appeal to Michael Eisner from the Shah Makhdum workers

March, 27 2008 Share

To: Mr. Michael Eisner 
Chief Executive Officer 
Walt Disney Company 
500 South Buena Vista Street 
Burbank CA 91521 

Date: January 15, 2003

Dear Mr. Eisner,

We the undersigned workers appeal to you with our hearts to return Disney's work to our factory, Shah Makhdum. You know very well that Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world, and that we need these garment jobs very much. We worked so hard for eight years sewing Disney's clothing at our factory, and we did a very good job. We beg you not to cut and run. Why punish us now that we have asked for our basic rights to be respected, and when so many improvements have been made in the factory? Shah Makhdum is a very good factory now. Conditions are better than ever been. We like working here and our rights are now respected. If we lose these jobs we will have nothing.

We know that you are very busy. But we also know that if you could think of us for only a few minutes, and understand with your heart and humanity the reality of our lives in Bangladesh, you would not hurt us. We are human beings. You would not want to punish us by taking Disney's work from our factory, especially now that our rights are respected and we are able to work with dignity. With the return of Disney's work, Shah Makhdum can and will become a model factory.

Please do not walk abway from this hope. Please understand that our lives depend upon this work.

May God bless you,

Thank you,

Sincerely yours,

(Signatures of the workers of Shah Makhdum)

See photos of the Shah Makhdum workers