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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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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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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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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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