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Author: Katharine Houreld, Reuters
The International Labor Rights Fund, a non-profit group promoting fair working practices, filed a lawsuit against Firestone [Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Firestone)] in California this month alleging that poor conditions and pay on the plantation...
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Author: The Analyst [Liberia]
The International Labor Rights Fund...filed a federal lawsuit in the US state of California, alleging workers at Bridgestone's Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia toil in virtual slavery...Dan Adomitis, the head of Firestone Natural Rubber Company....
Author: Reuters South Africa
The International Labor Rights Fund [ILRF] on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit in the United States alleging workers at Bridgestone Corp.'s Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia toil in virtual slavery. Firestone...relies on a poverty stricken and...
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[PDF] full report: "Influencing Power - Reviewing the conduct and content of corporate lobbying" (free registration required)
Author: SustainAbility & WWF
[Companies with "systematic" approach: BASF, BP, Chevron, Dow, Ford, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard. Companies with "developing" approach: Altria, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Microsoft, Pfizer, Philips, Shell, Swiss Re, Time Warner, Total....
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El líder oficialista en el Senado brasileño, Aloizio Mercadante, del Partido de los Trabajadores...consideró que las empresas que habrían colaborado con la represión del régimen militar (1964-85) deben asumir su responsabilidad e indemnizar a las...
Author: David R. Francis, Christian Science Monitor
Strife-filled labor relations tend to damage product quality. The deterioration is sometimes so serious that "it would be useful [for consumers] to have products stamped, 'Made during a strike,'" says Princeton University economist Alan Krueger...As...
Company Policies for EEO [Equal Employment Opportunities] in Chemicals and Chemical Products Manufacturing
Author: International Labour Organization
[Bridgestone Australia, DuPont, Glaxo Wellcome, Helene Curtis, Merck, Zeneca]