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1 July 2008

[PDF] Subsidizing Sweatshops - How our tax dollars fund the race to the bottom, and what cities and states can do

Author: SweatFree Communities

Subsidizing Sweatshops [report has] reveal[ed] severe human rights violations in factories [used by companies] that...[supply] public employee uniforms for the [USA] federal government... [specific accusations include]...child labor...Illegally low...

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13 June 2008

Court: Cintas Corp. ignored Hayward work laws [USA]

Author: Tyche Hendricks, San Francisco Chronicle

In a precedent-setting ruling for cities across California, a state appeals court this week upheld Hayward's living wage ordinance as constitutional and ordered Cintas Corp., a laundry business that had contracted with the East Bay city, to pay $1.4...

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11 June 2008

Court: Cintas Corp. ignored Hayward work laws [USA]

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11 June 2008

[PDF] Amaral v. Cintas [USA]

Author: Court of Appeal of the State of California - First Appellate District

[Full text of judgment of California State Court of Appeal ruling to affirm a lower court’s decision requiring Cintas to pay back wages, interest & penalties under a living wage ordinance of the city of Hayward, California.]

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24 April 2008

Cintas Death Places OSHA Enforcement Authority Into Question [USA]

Author: Katherine Torres, Occupational Hazards [USA]

House lawmakers and several key witnesses at an April 23 House Workforce Subcommittee hearing emphasized the need for OSHA [Occupational Safety & Health Administration] to strengthen its enforcement efforts, conduct corporate-wide investigations...

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24 April 2008

Lawmakers blast Cintas' safety [USA]

Author: Malia Rulon, Cincinnati Enquirer [USA]

Lawmakers at a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday said they were "outraged" and "appalled" by the way Mason-based Cintas reacted to the death of a worker at a Tulsa, Okla., laundry facility. Eleazar Torres-Gomez, 46, was killed at a Cintas plant last...

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24 April 2008

US legislators criticise Cintas over safety in wake of worker death last year

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5 December 2007

Safety Issues Beset Industrial Laundries - Cintas Is Hit by Fines Including $2.8 Million From Worker's Death [USA]

Author: Kris Maher, Wall Street Journal

Regulators and work-safety experts are putting greater scrutiny on the industrial laundry business, particularly Cintas Corp... In August, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the Cincinnati company $2.8 million related to...

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17 August 2007

Cintas Faces Historic $2.8 Million Fine [USA]

Author: Katherine Torres, Occupational Hazards [USA]

Months after legislators urged OSHA [US Occupational Safety & Health Administration] to conduct a full investigation into safety hazards at industrial facilities owned by Cintas Corp. brought to light by the death of one of its workers, the agency...

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3 February 2005

[US] Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Files Motion on Behalf of Women Charging Sex Discrimination at Cintas Corporation

Author: UNITE HERE & Teamsters [US unions]

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed papers in federal court Tuesday supporting a discrimination lawsuit against Cintas Corporation... "...EEOC has determined that there is sufficient and reasonable basis to believe that Cintas...

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