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15 January 2008

Toxic Factories Take Toll On China's Labor Force

Author: Jane Spencer & Juliet Ye, Wall Street Journal

In southern China, Wang Fengping worked for years in plants that produced cadmium batteries for the likes of Mattel Inc., Toys "R" Us Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Like hundreds of her colleagues, Ms. Wang regularly inhaled the toxic red cadmium dust...

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5 January 2008

In Chinese Factories, Lost Fingers and Low Pay

Author: David Barboza, New York Times

Nearly a decade after some of the most powerful companies in the world — often under considerable criticism and consumer pressure — began an effort to eliminate sweatshop labor conditions in Asia, worker abuse is still commonplace in many of the...

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9 November 2007

Disney Investigates Alleged Unfair Practices in China

Author: Ting Ting Ng, Bloomberg

Walt Disney Co., the second-biggest U.S. media company, is investigating alleged labor abuse in one of its factories in China...A SACOM investigation last month found that workers in factories that did business with Disney were working as long as 15...

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25 October 2007

Testimony on China's factory workers before US Senate

Author: Bama Athreya, International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF)

We are here today to give voice to others who are barely more than children and who are also tragic victims of the global toy industry. These are China’s toy factory workers...[refers to Wal-Mart, Lee Der Industrial, Mattel, Hasbro, Fisher-Price, Toys...

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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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30 August 2007

Toymakers angered by claims of labor abuse [China]

Author: Chen Hong, Li Wenfang, China Daily

Toy manufacturers have dismissed recent criticism of "brutal working conditions" leveled by a US-based workers' rights group.

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21 August 2007

Group finds China toy factory conditions "brutal"

Author: Reuters

China Labor Watch said in a report issued on Tuesday...that [8 Chinese toy] manufacturers -- which served a handful of global players, including Disney, Bandai and Hasbro -- paid "little heed to the most basic standards of the country". "Wages are...

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1 August 2007

China Labor Watch finds "brutal" conditions in factories making toys for Bandai, Disney, Hasbro - Disney responds

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1 August 2007

[PDF] full report: "Investigations on Toy Suppliers In China; Workers are still suffering"

Author: China Labor Watch

Beginning at the end of 2006, China Labor Watch (CLW) has conducted research on eight toy factories in China: Duoyuan Plastic Production...Pearl Tower Garments & Toys...AOYAGI (Qingliu) Toy Factory...Yu Bao...Xin Wei...Zheng Run...Three Stars.....

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