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18 February 2014

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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Article
11 July 2013

Case profile: U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuits against American retail apparel companies and Saipan-based garment factories over allegations of unlawful conspiracies regarding involuntary servitude and criminal peonage.]

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Article
5 December 2008

[Company responses & non-responses to "Chain store reaction project”]

Author: Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking & CALL+RESPONSE

[The Chain store reaction project is an open letter asking companies to investigate labour abuses in their production chains. Webpage indicates how many emails sent to each company, and which are responding]. [refers to American Apparel, Audi, A...

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Story
1 March 2005

Central America: Labour leaders say alleged threats & violence at maquilas show need for stronger worker rights protections than CAFTA includes - refers to Nobland (supplier to Target, JC Penney)

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Article
1 March 2005

Nobland in Guatemala

Author: US/LEAP

Relations between management and the union reached a new low at the Nobland Guatemala plant when local manager Yong Ha Kim struck union leader Rosa Lopez, according to charges filed...the union has determined that not enough pressure has been applied...

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Story
1 April 2004

Report finds many UK companies struggling to manage supply chain labour standards, but identifies sector leaders as: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, BT, Cadbury Schweppes, British American Tobacco, Diageo

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Article
1 April 2004

[PDF] full report: "Gradient - promoting best-practice management of supply chain labour standards"

Author: AccountAbility, Insight Investment

[PDF] [refers to IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Tesco, El Corte Inglés, Co-operative Bank, Gap, Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Top Shop, Littlewoods, Safeway, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Cadbury...

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Article
8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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Article
9 September 2003

Philippines: a union foothold in the export processing zones

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

This report, published in the run-up to the forthcoming Ministerial Conference of the WTO taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 10-14 September 2003, highlights the stark reality of these export processing zones, which symbolise of the global primacy...

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20 March 2003

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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