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2 August 2004

Civic group sues fast food chains over labor [So. Korea]

Author: O Youn-hee, Korea Herald

A leading civic group yesterday charged before the prosecution that several fast food franchises, including McDonald's and Burger King, violated the labor law by not paying minors and making them work illegal hours...McDonald's and Burger King...

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29 November 2004

New SustainAbility report: Management of social & environmental risk requires moving beyond legal requirements, attending to "moral liability"

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30 November 2004

[PDF] The Changing Landscape of Liability - A Director’s Guide to Trends in Corporate Environmental, Social and Economic Liability

Author: SustainAbility

[refers to Phillip Morris (part of Altria), McDonald's, Nestlé, Nike, Unocal, Ford, Shell, Monsanto, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical), Talisman, Walt Disney, Swiss Re, General Motors, General Electric, Texaco (part of...

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28 April 2005

Judge rules against Burger King workers who claimed sexual harassment [USA]

Author: AP

A federal judge has ruled against more than 500 Burger King employees who sued a Syracuse-based franchisee [Carrols Corp] over sexual harassment claims...the court evaluated each claim and only 333 would constitute sexual harassment if proven..."We...

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9 May 2005

Coalition takes on fast food industry [USA]

Author: Janine A. Zeitlin, Naples Daily News [USA]

After nearly four years of coalition demands, Yum! agreed to require its suppliers to pay tomato pickers a penny more a pound...They're asking Burger King, McDonald's and Subway to follow Taco Bell's lead...McDonald's Corp. issued this response to the...

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9 May 2005

USA: Migrant tomato pickers ask McDonald's, Subway & Burger King to follow Taco Bell's lead on fair wages & decent working conditions

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21 May 2005

Emboldened by victory, farmworkers taking on the whole fast food industry [USA]

Author: Mike Schneider, Associated Press

...a group of...tomato pickers...led a four-year boycott against [Taco Bell (part of YUM!)] until it agreed in March to pay a penny more per pound for Florida tomatoes and adopt a code of conduct that would allow Taco Bell to sever ties to suppliers...

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20 June 2005

Migrants changing fast-food chains a penny a pound at a time [USA]

Author: Wes Smith, Orlando Sentinel [USA]

...migrant workers who harvest fruit and produce each year in Florida and across the nation...won what many consider a big victory...[when] their nearly four-year boycott of Taco Bell [part of Yum!] ended with one of the nation's largest fast-food...

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27 August 2005

Calif. files suit on fry health warning [USA]

Author: Robert Selna, Reuters

California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has filed a lawsuit to force top makers of potato chips and french fries to warn consumers about a potential cancer-causing chemical found in the popular snacks...Lockyer sought an injunction to stop restaurant...

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27 August 2005

California Attorney General files lawsuit to force firms to warn about cancer risk in chips & fries: McDonald's, Wendy's, Frito-Lay, Procter & Gamble, Burger King, KFC, Kettle Foods, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Ore-Ida

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