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10 April 2014

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave over ignition recall [US]

Author: Aaron Smith, CNN Money

GM...confirmed...that the engineers were placed on leave following...an independent investigation into a recall of 2.6 million cars with ignition defects…GM has traced a defect in an ignition switch to at least 13 deaths...GM...knew of the problem as...

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11 March 2014

Justice Dept. Is Said to Look at G.M. Actions on Safety Flaws [USA]

Author: Bill Vlasic & Ben Protess, New York Times

The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into General Motors [G.M.]’ decade-long failure to address deadly safety problems before announcing a huge vehicle recall last month...The preliminary inquiry...is focused on whether G.M.....

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18 February 2014

Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In 2002 a group of South Africans, represented by the Khulumani Support Group, sued 20 banks and corporations in US federal court that did business in South Africa during apartheid.  The plaintiffs allege that the participation of the defendant...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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6 December 2013
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Author: Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Avec la mort de Mandela disparait le symbole de la lutte contre l'apartheid. C'est l'occasion de rappeler la puissance de ce combat qui a mobilisé partout dans le monde et inauguré une nouvelle forme de défense des libertés : l'appel au boycott...

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6 December 2013

So. Africa: Nelson Mandela & the fall of apartheid offer lessons to firms operating in countries with rampant human rights abuses, says Salil Tripathi of Institute for Human Rights and Business

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6 October 2013

At a Nissan Plant in Mississippi, a Battle to Shape the U.A.W.’s Future (USA)

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

United Automobile Workers...has never tried a unionization drive quite like the one at the Nissan plant...[A] delegation of U.A.W. leaders and supporters will travel to Tokyo, and to Paris...to publicize a report by a Cornell University professor that...

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26 September 2013

EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] brings discrimination suit against Boyd auto business [USA]

Author: Walt Nett, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (USA)

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused an auto dealer [Benny Boyd Chevrolet-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep]...of discriminating against…Randall Hurst, because Hurst was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis…The suit…alleges the auto dealer...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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