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Groups Increase Pressure on Mitsubishi to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Last week, the National Organization for Women and Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH and Rainbow Coalition announced plans to expand their boycott of Mitsubishi, the Japanese auto maker accused of allowing the sexual harassment of hundreds of women. The groups are urging consumers to boycott Chrysler Corporation which buys some of its cars from Mitsubishi. Until Mitsubishi settles the sexual harassment lawsuits -- filed by 29 women individually and by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of hundreds of female workers -- and produces a plan to ensure fair treatment of women and minorities, the groups plan to continue the boycott and picketing

Media Resources: The Associated Press - May 23, 1996