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21 August 2001

Big-league caps and labor flaps [USA]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

the Worker Rights Consortium...has just issued a report accusing the New Era Cap Company of having an extraordinarily high injury rate at the factory in this blue-collar town, 15 miles south of Buffalo. The report also accuses New Era of seeking to...

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9 November 2001

Bangladeshi Workers Inspire Strikers

Author: Communications Workers of America

In a country with scarce protections for speech or workers, the women [apparel factory workers in Bangladesh] are standing up against sweatshops that exploit desperately poor workers to supply cheap goods for U.S. companies, including New Era [New Era...

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5 March 2002

U. Iowa president moves to end cap contract [USA]

Author: Deidre Bello, Daily Iowan

University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman on Monday moved to terminate the university's contract with a cap manufacturer [New Era Cap Co.] that has been accused of violating the school's labor standards, enforcing the nearly two-year-old code of...

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1 August 2004

Fair Labor Association report covers working conditions at 25 companies incl. Nike, Patagonia, adidas-Salomon, Eddie Bauer, Reebok, Liz Claiborne

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1 August 2004

full report: "Fair Labor Association Year Two Annual Public Report"

Author: Fair Labor Association

[refers to Fair Labor Association (FLA) participating companies: adidas-Salomon, Eddie Bauer, GEAR for Sports, Liz Claiborne, Reebok, Nordstrom, Nike, Patagonia, Phillips-Van Heusen and Zephyr-Graf-X. Also to FLA category B licensees, which commit to...

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1 November 2005

2005 Annual Public Report

Author: Fair Labor Association

The FLA's 2005 Annual Public Report provides the public with an impartial, detailed look into what 28 diverse companies have done in the past year to improve the working conditions in the factories where they produce around the world. [refers to Fair...

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1 November 2005

Fair Labor Association annual report finds more violations at apparel & footwear suppliers, but says rise may be due to better monitoring

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20 June 2007

Gildan gets FLA [Fair Labor Association] accreditation

Author: Ecotextile News

Canadian apparel firm Gildan Activewear has had its labour compliance programs accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA)…To earn accreditation, a company must undergo an extensive performance review that occurs during a 2-3 year implementation...

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13 February 2008

New Era Cap, Teamsters Union Reach Agreement - NAACP Endorses Measures Covering New Era Workers in Mobile Facility [USA]

Author: International Brotherhood of Teamsters

New Era Cap Company, the Teamsters Union and the NAACP today jointly announced a tentative three-year labor agreement between New Era Cap and Teamsters Local 991 for employees in New Era's Mobile, Alabama distribution center (DC)... Importantly, the...

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6 October 2009

[PDF] Fair Labor Association Releases 2008 Annual Public Report

Author: Fair Labor Association

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today released its 2008 annual public report, which provides statistics on the 239 unannounced factory audits conducted in 2007 and 2008 by FLA-accredited independent monitors and highlights FLA projects that have...

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