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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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1 June 2020

USA: Company executives speak out against racism following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor & Tony McDade by police

On 25 May 2020, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pinned George Floyd to the ground, keeping his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, ultimately killing him. Three additional officers were involved. All four officers...

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12 May 2020

USA: Amazon says it's spending $4 billion this quarter on COVID-19 incl. worker protections like testing, right before workers plan to strike

Author: Julie Bort, Business Insider (USA)

USA: Amazon says it's spending $4 billion or more this quarter on COVID-19 including worker protections like testing, right before workers plan to strike, 30 April 2020...

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17 April 2020

'Underlying crisis': Foodservice workers protest lack of COVID-19 safety measures, hazard pay

Author: Marjorie McAfee, Cho Park, Kristofer Rios, John Kapetaneas & Anthony Rivas, ABC News

Adriana Alvarez has worked at a McDonald’s outside of Chicago for nearly 10 years... “We deserve hazard pay. We deserve paid sick leave," Alvarez said. "We’re risking going to work... and we’re still getting paid the same poverty wages"...Alvarez is...

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9 April 2020

Commentary: Companies responding to COVID-19 must view their actions through the lens of shared impacts & responsibilities

Author: Andrea Saldarriaga & Andrea Shemerg, SILA Advisory

“Four steps to a responsible COVID-19 response”, 8 April 2020...

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6 April 2020

USA: Independent contractors working for Instacart stage novel protest against inadequate COVID-19 safety measures

Author: Noam Scheiber & Kate Conger, The New York Times

"Strikes at Instacart and Amazon Over Coronavirus Health Concerns", 30 Mar 2020...

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6 April 2020

USA: Trader Joe’s opposes unionization efforts among its employees, critical of its response to COVID-19

Author: David Yaffe-Bellany, The New York Times

"Labor Fight Collides With the Pandemic at Trader Joe’s", 02 Apr 2020...

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18 March 2020

USA: Retail companies change benefits policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Irene Jiang, Business Insider

From Walmart to Burger King's parent company, these 14 retail companies are changing their benefits policies amid the coronavirus pandemic, 16 March 2020...

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16 March 2020

USA: Companies release a signed letter calling on legislators to abandon anti-LGBTQ legislation

Author: Freedom for All Americans

"Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation", 11 March 2020...

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16 March 2020

USA: Google, Apple, Amazon & 40 other companies sign open letter opposing anti-LGBTQ legislation

Google, Apple, Amazon and dozens of other companies have signed letters opposing anti-LGBTQ state-level bills across the United States....

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13 March 2020

USA: COVID-19 outbreak exposes lack of safety net for gig workers, as lawmakers & gig companies look for solutions

Author: Kaelyn Forde, Al Jazeera

“Coronavirus highlights lack of safety net for gig workers”, 13 March 2020...

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