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4 March 2004

full report: "Glass Ceilings: The Status of Women as Officials and Managers in the Private Sector" [USA]

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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4 March 2004

USA: 36% of private sector officals & managers now women, but some sectors lagging

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4 March 2004

Women continue to advance into management ranks, EEOC study finds - Glass ceiling phenomenon differs by industry [USA]

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

...women now represent about 36 percent of all officials and managers in private sector employment...while industries from the health care sector of the economy are the most likely to employ women in these positions, those from the manufacturing sector...

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26 September 2003
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Author: Laure Belot, Le Monde

[L]eurs fournisseurs...seront désormais notés de A à D sur neuf critères (travail des enfants, travail forcé, discrimination, liberté d'association, heures travaillées, salaires, conditions générales de travail, santé et sécurité). [Fait référence à...

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30 June 2003

McConnell [U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell] leads fight to end oppression in Myanmar - Senator pushes for sanctions against Asian country

Author: James R. Carroll, Courier-Journal

Among the backers of sanctions are major American department stores and the American Apparel and Footwear Association. Saks Fifth Avenue, Burlington Coat Factory and several other clothing chains already have agreed not to sell goods from Myanmar.

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12 June 2003

George Heller, President & CEO, Hudson's Bay Company - Remarks to UN Global Compact Policy Dialogue on Supply Chain & Partnerships [scroll down to last item]

Author: George Heller, President & CEO, Hudson's Bay Company

We are working on establishing one common and accepted program [for retailers] to ensure consistent review of facilities compliance...we seek to establish an independent certification body...

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28 March 2003

US Department Store Joins Boycott of Burma Made Products

Author: Voice of America News

U.S.-based May Department Stores has announced that it will no longer sell products made in Burma, where the garment industry is tied to a system of modern-day slavery.

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19 March 2003

Metro 'betrayal' over Turkish union deal

Author: Union Network International

Leading German retailer Metro has been accused of "betrayal" by global union UNI for undermining an agreement reached only a few weeks ago to end union busting in its Turkish cash and carry subsidiary.

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26 February 2003

Jordan's Sweatshops: the Carrot or the Stick of US Policy?

Author: Aaron Glantz, CorpWatch

[report on working conditions in Jordan's Qualified Industrial Zones] -...more than 40 thousand workers, toiling in more than 60 factories producing solely for the US market [including Target, Wal-Mart, JC Penny]

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3 March 2002

Prison Blues; Starbucks, Nike, others profit from inmate labor [at U.S. prisons]

Author: Erica Barnett, In These Times

A partial list of companies that have worked within the prison system, directly employed prison workers, or contracted with companies that employ prison workers, either currently or in the past: Allstate, Best Western, Dell Computer, Eddie Bauer,...

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