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4 March 2013

Worker Rights Consortium report re alleged anti-union activities of Palermo's [USA]

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Jackson Lewis to respond to the concerns raised in the report by the Worker Rights Consortium, but it did not do so.] On 5 February 2013 the Worker Rights Consortium released a report about Palermo...

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Company non-response
4 March 2013

Jackson Lewis did not respond to: Report alleges anti-union activities by Palermo's Pizza, with support of Jackson Lewis law firm.

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30 December 2012

[PDF] Something for everyone

Author: Ashwini Sukthankar for International Centre for Trade Union Rights

In the first years of Ruggie’s mandate...activists...were concerned that his ‘Respect, Protect and Remedy’ framework, presented to the Human Rights Council...presented lofty rhetoric but no concrete plan of action...[A]s the mandate was renewed, with...

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27 July 2011

Ikea’s Virginia Manufacturing Plant Workers Vote for Union [USA]

Author: Holly Rosenkrantz, Bloomberg [USA]

Workers at Ikea’s U.S. furniture factory voted to form a union...The factory [is] operated by a subsidiary called Swedwood...“We fully support the right of our co-workers to make this decision,” said Ingrid Steen, a Swedwood spokeswoman...“The primary...

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10 April 2011

Ikea's U.S. factory churns out unhappy workers

Author: Nathaniel Popper, Los Angeles Times [USA]

...[Three] years after the massive facility opened here [Danville, Virginia]...Ikea is the target of racial discrimination complaints, a heated union-organizing battle and turnover from disgruntled employees...Some of the Virginia plant's 335 workers...

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8 April 2009

Labor Fears Spawn Boom In Workplace Legal Advice

Author: Melanie Trottman, Wall Street Journal

U.S. businesses, fearful of rising union influence and a crackdown by the Obama administration on workplace practices, are scrambling for legal advice and training, creating a windfall for labor consultants and law firms. Meat packer Tyson Foods Inc.,...

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