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8 November 2005

[PDF] Response from Rubie's de Mexico

Author: Willis J. Goldsmith, Jones Day, Counsel for Rubie's de Mexico

...[The] October 7, 2005 article [by LabourStart, "Time Warner Exploits Child Labor in Mexico"]...contains a number of false allegations relating to union representation and working conditions in the Rubie's de Mexico facility... Rubie's de Mexico has...

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1 November 2005

[PDF] [letter addressing allegations about Warner Bros. licensee Rubie's Costume Company]

Author: Susan N. Fleishman, Executive Vice President - Corporate Communications, Warner Bros.

...[Around] the world, Warner Bros. [part of Time Warner] is committed to meeting or exceeding local laws governing labor and working conditions... [No] products based on Warner Bros. Entertainment properties are produced at the Rubie's de Mexico...

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7 October 2005

Mexico: Workers, some as young as 13, locked out for protesting unsafe working conditions at Rubie's Costume factory - makes Time Warner-licensed costumes

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7 October 2005

Time Warner Exploits Child Labor in Mexico

Author: LabourStart

A group of young, mostly female workers in Hidalgo, Mexico, some as young as 13 years-old, who have made Harry Potter and other Halloween costumes with Warner Brothers [part of Time Warner] logos, have been illegally locked out [by Rubie's Costume...

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11 September 2005

Response by Rubie's Costume: Rubie's Costume Co. facility accused of child labour, safety infringements & other labour abuses.

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22 May 2005

Barbie clothes maker accused over child labour [Mexico][PDF]

Author: Sara Silver, Financial Times

A month-long labour dispute at a Mexican factory making costumes under the Barbie label, licensed by the US toy manufacturer Mattel, has led to allegations that workers as young as 13 were employed making the costumes sold throughout the US and Europe....

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