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23 January 2002

Drug Store Chain to Pull Mercury Thermometers

Author: GreenBiz.com

Responding to a shareholder request, pharmacy chain Eckerd [part of J.C. Penney] announced it would stop selling mercury fever thermometers early this year...The largest remaining retailer to sell mercury thermometers is Kroger...Other large retailers...

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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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11 March 2002

Summary of the Saipan Sweatshop Litigation

Author: Michael Rubin, Global Exchange website

[update regarding 3 lawsuits filed on behalf of thousands of workers who are currently working and formerly worked on the island of Saipan - 19 companies have settled; the following companies have not settled: GAP, Abercrombie and Fitch, Dayton Hudson...

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22 February 2003

Man found guilty of running sweatshop - The American Samoan factory's owner abused hundreds of workers

Author: Debra Barayuga, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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22 February 2003

US factory boss guilty of 'slavery' [American Samoa]

Author: BBC News

The owner of a clothes factory in American Samoa [Kil Soo Lee, who owned the Daweoosa Samoa company which made clothes for the JC Penney chain as well as other retailers before it closed] has been convicted [in U.S. court] of what prosecutors called ...

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22 February 2003

US factory boss guilty of 'slavery' [American Samoa]

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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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1 March 2003

Misery of rag-trade slaves in America's Pacific outpost [USA - American Samoa]

Author: David Fickling, Guardian [UK]

Workers in Samoan sweatshop beaten and starved [refers to factory that made clothes for Sears, JC Penney]

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9 September 2003

Philippines: a union foothold in the export processing zones

Author: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

This report, published in the run-up to the forthcoming Ministerial Conference of the WTO taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 10-14 September 2003, highlights the stark reality of these export processing zones, which symbolise of the global primacy...

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1 October 2003

[PDF] Garment Production in Malawi

Author: Esther de Haan (SOMO), Michael Koen, Ntokozo Mthembu (Workers College)

The research in Malawi was conducted in August 2003 in Blantyre and Lilongwe by SOMO and the Workers College. In depth interviews were held with managers of the various companies as well as relevant stakeholders...focus groups were held with workers. ...

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