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1 April 2019

Mexico: Workers strike for higher wages in factories run by US companies and subcontractors

Author: Vox

“Thousands of workers at US factories in Mexico are striking for higher wages”, 28th March 2019...

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8 August 2013

Wal-Mart Agrees To Improve Workplace Safety Conditions After Fined For Unlocked Trash Compactors and Poorly Handled Chemicals (USA)

Author: Rebekah Marcarelli, Headlines & Global News

Wal-Mart Stores...has agreed to make some safety improvements and pay a $190,000 fine after violations were found concerning trash compactors and chemicals. The improvements will be implemented in over 2,800 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores...Violations...

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31 July 2013

Case profile: Walmart lawsuit (re gender discrimination in USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Walmart filed in US court claiming the company had discriminated against its female employees.]

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5 December 2012

Documents Indicate Walmart Blocked Safety Push in Bangladesh

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

...[O]fficials who attended a meeting held in Bangladesh in 2011 to discuss factory safety in the garment industry said on Wednesday that the Walmart official there played the lead role in blocking an effort to have global retailers pay more for...

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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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27 October 2011

Wal-Mart Workers Limit Gender Bias Suit to California Stores [USA]

Author: Margaret Cronin Fisk, Karen Gullo, Bloomberg

Women who originally sued Wal-Mart Stores...for sex discrimination on behalf of 1 million female co-workers across the U.S. amended their suit to cover bias claims of only workers in California. The more limited filing...followed a U.S. Supreme Court...

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25 September 2011

Retailers Are Put on the Spot Over Anti-Gay Aid

Author: Erik Eckholm, New York Times

The culture war over gay rights has entered the impersonal world of e-commerce...[A]dvocates...have put many of the country’s largest retailers…on the spot over their indirect and...unnoticed roles in funneling money to Christian groups...opposing...

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12 September 2011

Unprecedented Number of U.S. and European Apparel Companies and Major Industry Association Sign Pledge to Call for Elimination of Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

More than 60 of the world’s best known apparel companies and brands as well as the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which represents more than 800 brands, have signed a pledge to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton harvested using...

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15 April 2011

Wal-Mart Settles Slur Suit [USA]

Author: Miguel Bustillo, Wall Street Journal

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $440,000 to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Mexican immigrant workers at a California Sam's Club who claimed they were harassed about their national origin by a...

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6 December 2010

Wal-Mart Gets High Court Review in Million-Worker Bias Case [USA]

Author: Greg Stohr, Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court…agreed to decide whether Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must face a gender-bias suit on behalf of potentially 1 million of its workers. The justices today said they will review a federal appeals court decision that approved a single suit...

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