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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2005-2006"

Author: Human Rights Campaign

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22 May 2006

EEOC: Jones Apparel, Nine West to settle harassment suit [USA]

Author: MarketWatch [USA]

Jones Apparel Group Inc. and its Nine West Footwear Corp. unit have agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a lawsuit over alleged harassment by managers at Nine West's White Plains, N.Y., headquarters, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Monday...

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3 May 2006

An Ugly Side of Free Trade: Sweatshops in Jordan

Author: Steven Greenhouse & Michael Barbaro, New York Times

...some foreign workers in Jordanian factories that produce garments for Target, Wal-Mart and other American retailers are complaining of dismal conditions — of 20-hour days, of not being paid for months and of being hit by supervisors and jailed when...

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3 May 2006

Jordan: Asian immigrant workers say clothing being made for Target, Wal-Mart, Jones Apparel under poor conditions; contractors accused of human trafficking

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3 May 2006

U.S. Jordan Free Trade Agreement Descends into Human Trafficking

Author: National Labor Committee

Tens of Thousands of Foreign Guest workers Stripped of their passports, trapped in involuntary servitude, sewing clothing for Wal-Mart, Gloria Vanderbilt [part of Jones Apparel], Target, Kohl's, Thalia Sodi for Kmart [part of Sears], Victoria's Secret...

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16 May 2005

The Nike factory challenge

Author: Lisa Roner, Ethical Corporation

...Nike’s new corporate social responsibility report is getting a lot of attention – and making others in the industry sit up and take notice...[also refers to Wal-Mart, Reebok, Adidas, Jones Apparel, Columbia Sportswear, Liz Claiborne, Gap]

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14 April 2005

Nike rivals hesitant to reveal suppliers

Author: Helen Jung, Oregonian [USA]

Many in the footwear and apparel industry appear content to ignore the Beaverton company's call for openness...Adidas-Salomon...: "It's definitely an issue which is worth reviewing and considering..."...Jones Apparel...: "...We will be studying the...

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8 March 2005

Tiffany Says No to Burma's "Blood Gems" - Activists Hail "Principled Position" of World's Most Famous Jeweler, Call for Americans to Boycott Companies Selling Burmese Gems

Author: US Campaign for Burma

"Tiffany's deserves our praise and patronage for...[refusing to sell gems mined in Burma]," said Aung Din, co-founder of USCB who spent over 4 years behind bars as a political prisoner. "Mining in Burma supports the ruling dictators while bleeding...

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8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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