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1 November 2001

Merton Company Limited [China] - Products: McDonalds, Disney, Hasbro, Mattel, Warner, Paramount, Franklin Mint and DC Comics Factory - Workers work 12.5 hours per day

Author: Li Qiang, China Labor Watch

There is no overtime pay...After all kinds of deductions, the average salary per hour is 13 cents. Many workers have to work 120 days consecutively before getting one day off...To fight for their rights, the workers have organized strikes, tried to...

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20 December 2001

Ken & Barbie's Sweatshop

Author: Now News [Canada]

Stop. If that irresistible playthingy you're buying junior for Christmas has a "made in China" label -- or a label from any other country in Asia -- chances are it came from a sweatshop specializing in child labour [includes statements by Mattel,...

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1 January 2002

[PDF] Toys Of Misery: A Report On the Toy Industry in China

Author: National Labor Committee

[reports on abusive working conditions, and calls on Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Disney, Mattel, Hasbro & McDonald's to work with their Chinese contractors to clean up the factories, guarantee that labour laws are adhered to, protect workers from unsafe...

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4 January 2002

Walden Asset Management Announces Shareholder Advocacy Actions for 2002

Author: Walden Asset Management

[includes shareholder resolutions on the following issues & companies: Climate Change - Exxon Mobil, ChevronTexaco and Occidental Petroleum; Mercury Pollution - J.C. Penney and HCA; Indigenous Peoples' Rights - Lehman Brothers; Sweatshop/Vendor...

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11 February 2002

U.S. group says "toys made in misery in China"

Author: Grant McCool, Reuters

A labour rights group has accused major U.S. companies of selling toys made in China by badly paid workers who it says are exposed to dangerous toxins, but an industry association denied the charge. About 100 people organised by the National Labor...

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10 September 2002

Current List of Annual Company Meeting Statements Made by Socially Responsible Shareholders

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

[includes Alltel - Sexual Orientation Discrimination; Eastman Chemical Company - Health Risks of Cigarette Filters; Gannett - American Indians / Diversity Reporting; Hasbro - Sweatshops]

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10 September 2002

Current List of Annual Company Meeting Statements Made by Socially Responsible Shareholders

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

[includes Alltel - Sexual Orientation Discrimination; Eastman Chemical Company - Health Risks of Cigarette Filters; Gannett - American Indians / Diversity Reporting; Hasbro - Sweatshops

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20 February 2003

Chinese Toy Manufacturer Labor Standards Found Lacking

Author: Paddy Manning, SocialFunds.com

New report highlights structural obstacles to toy manufacturer implementation of labor codes of conduct. Nongovernment organizations in Hong Kong released fresh research this week regarding labor issues in southern China's toy manufacturing industry....

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4 March 2003

Dot-com founder hopes to change companies' global role [USA]

Author: Kevin Maney, USA Today

[Salesforce.com CEO Mark Benioff is] out to change the very nature of one of the most powerful forces on the planet: globalization..."It is a radically different model for philanthropy," Benioff says...Now Benioff hopes to spread his ideas. [also...

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3 March 2004

Toy industry claims improvement in their factory conditions

Author: Ethical Corporation Magazine

Three major toy brands - Mattel, Hasbro and Leapfrog - have signed on to the CARE Process standards...Toys 'R' Us became the first retailer in its sector to join the CARE Process last autumn.

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