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7 February 2012

Civil rights and labor leaders develop strategy to repeal anti-immigrant law [USA]

Author: Blake Deppe, People's World

Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB 56, has threatened people of color regardless of their legal status, and continues to damage the state's economy and reputation. In a press conference...key civil and workers rights activists announced a new strategy to...

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16 January 2012

China's Foxconn workers: from suicide threats to a trade union?

Author: Lijia Zhang, Guardian [UK]

[I]n Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province…up to 200 workers from the Microsoft Xbox production line of Foxconn (part of Hon Hai)…a major supplier of Apple…staged a strike...[and] threatened to kill themselves…In 2010…18 of their colleagues…did...

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16 January 2012

Fair Labor Association begins Apple supplier audits at Foxconn in China

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16 January 2012

USA: Comptroller & pension funds call on Dell, Intel & Motorola to follow example set by other companies & adopt supply chain policies recognising workers’ rights

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12 January 2012

Microsoft investigates claims that workers at Foxconn factory supplying Xbox threatened mass suicide in pay dispute

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16 October 2011

Unite clashes with Honda over 'union derecognition' documents [UK]

Author: Dan Milmo, Observer [UK]

Honda has been accused of union-busting after Unite…uncovered company documents referring to minimising its influence at the car company's UK operations. General secretary Len McCluskey is writing to shareholders to warn that the...company could...

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26 June 2011

China's main union is yet to earn its job

Author: [comment] Han Dongfang, Director, China Labour Bulletin, in Guardian [UK]

The workers' movement in China is at a critical juncture. As last year's wave of strikes and the recent migrant worker riots in Guangdong clearly demonstrate, workers are angry. They are demanding...an end to the social injustice and discrimination...

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14 March 2011

Japan earthquake & tsunami - company contributions to humanitarian aid

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

These are examples of significant company contributions through 16 Mar; not a comprehensive list. [refers to: Abbot, Abbott and Abbott, Aflac, American Airlines, American Eagle, American Express, Amgen, AMR, Amway, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America,...

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7 March 2011

Collective bargaining nets Honda workers in Foshan a 611 yuan increase in pay for 2011 [China]

Author: China Labour Bulletin [Hong Kong]

Workers at the Nanhai Honda automotive components plant... who won a 500 yuan per month pay increase after going out on strike last year, have gained an additional 611 yuan a month increase this year through peaceful collective bargaining...The...

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12 January 2011

U.A.W. to Renew Organizing Efforts at Foreign-Owned Plants [USA]

Author: Nick Bunkley, New York Times

The United Automobile Workers union this year is renewing its effort to organize workers at plants that foreign automakers operate in the United States and will portray companies that resist as “human rights violators,” the union’s president said...

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