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21 April 2015

US Dept. of Labour charge Lear Corp., supplier to Hyundai, over allegations it threatened & harassed workers speaking out over health & safety

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17 April 2015

Feds Charge Alabama Hyundai Supplier with Obstructing Health and Safety Investigation

Author: Selma Workers Organizing Committee

An Alabama federal judge Thursday issued a temporary restraining order against a major supplier to Hyundai that had threatened workers who spoke out about health and safety concerns and fired a whistleblower. The judge’s decision came a day after the...

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17 April 2015

Hyundai Supplier Disputes Safety Allegations, Blames Union

Author: Associated Press

A Selma-based Hyundai supplier is disputing allegations that it fired a whistleblower in a federal safety investigation. Lear Corp. on Friday said allegations of plant employees' exposure to the hazardous chemical TDI are false. The company says air...

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21 July 2014
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Author: Mario Hernández

"Lear desconoce fallo judicial, mientras se prepara legislación para regular la protesta obrera" - 18 de julio de 2014 ...

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13 August 2013
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Author: AP

Unos 30 inspectores del Ministerio de Trabajo de Honduras se encontraban este martes 13 de agosto en las instalaciones de una empresa de capitales estadounidenses y coreanos acusada de obligar a sus trabajadores a utilizar pañales ante la prohibición...

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23 October 2006

In Mexico, young and thin are often job requirements

Author: Marla Dickerson and Meredith Mandell, Los Angeles Times [USA]

When Michigan-based Lear Corp. needed a secretary for its office in [Mexico], it placed an ad seeking a "female … aged 20 to 28 … preferably single … with excellent presentation", asking applicants to include a recent photo with their resumes. In the...

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11 May 2006

[full list] The Toxic 100: Top Corporate Air Polluters in the United States

Author: Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), Univ. of Massachusetts [USA]

1. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours [DuPont], 2. United States Steel , 3. ConocoPhillips, 4. General Electric , 5. Eastman Kodak, 6. Exxon Mobil, 7. Ford , 8. Tyson Foods, 9. Alcoa, 10. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), 11. Dow Chemical, 12. Eastman Chemical, 13....

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8 February 2006

City [New York City] asks 11 firms to curb rights abuses abroad

Author: Bryan Keogh, New York Business

New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr...filed shareholder resolutions with Manhattan-based Altria Group Inc. and 10 other companies urging them to curb human rights abuses of workers by their overseas suppliers. The resolutions...urge the U.S....

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6 December 2005

HP defends green credentials ahead of protest

Author: Alorie Gilbert, CNet News.com

HP defended its efforts on Monday to curb e-waste ahead of a planned Greenpeace protest at its headquarters. The environmental activist group plans to demonstrate...to pressure the company into phasing out the use of potentially toxic materials in...

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27 May 2005

[PDF] HP statement in response to May 2005 report by Greenpeace, “Toxic Tech – Pulling the Plug on Dirty Electronics”

Author: David Lear, Vice President - Corporate, Social & Environmental Responsibility, HP (Hewlett-Packard)

HP is disappointed that Greenpeace has chosen not to recognize HP’s global commitment to the issue of environmental responsibility and sustainability, but we believe that our proactive environmental program, and the results that it continues to...

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