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Article
23 February 2011

Ocean Sky El Salvador - report on working conditions & company responses, Jan 2011

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In January 2011, the National Labor Committee, a US-based NGO, issued a report on working conditions at the Ocean Sky factory in El Salvador......

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Company response
23 February 2011

Response by Talbots: Talbots supplier Ocean Sky accused of forced overtime, filthy drinking water, poverty wages.

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Article
24 January 2011

[full report] Ocean Sky Sweatshop In El Salvador: Women Paid Just 8 Cents For Each $25 NFL Shirt They Sew

Author: National Labor Committee

The 1,500 mostly women workers at Ocean Sky are locked in a Free Zone, surrounded by barbed wire and patrolled by guards armed with shotguns. Ocean Sky also produces garments for Reebok, Puma, Old Navy (GAP), Columbia, Talbots and Penguin ...

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Article
24 January 2011

Ocean Sky: Workers Paid 8 Cents for Each $25 NFL T-shirt They Sew

Author: National Labor Committee [USA]

Women at the Ocean Sky sweatshop in El Salvador are paid just eight cents for each $25 NFL T-shirt...Workers [on] NFL, Reebok [part of Adidas], Puma, Old Navy (GAP), Columbia, Talbots and Penguin (Munsingwear) [part of Perry Ellis] are drenched in...

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Article
8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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Article
26 September 2002

U.S. Clothing Retailers on Saipan Settle Landmark Workers' Rights Lawsuit

Author: Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach

Retailers and Manufacturers to Fund Groundbreaking Independent Monitoring Program To Improve Labor Conditions on U.S. Territory -...The seven U.S. retailers - Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, Gap, Inc., J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Lane Bryant, Inc.,...

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Story
15 May 2002

U.S. court rules Saipan garment workers can sue U.S. retailers as a class over sweatshop issues (Gap, J.C. Penney, Target, Lane Bryant, the Limited, Abercrombie & Fitch, Talbots, Levi Strauss)

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Article
15 May 2002

Saipan judge certifies suit as class action: Ruling in dispute over garment factories a rebuff to Gap, Levi

Author: Jenny Strasburg, San Francisco Chronicle

...Defendants opposing the settlement included more than a dozen Saipan factory owners and nine retailers: Lane Bryant, the Limited, Abercrombie & Fitch, Target, J.C. Penney, and Talbots, in addition to Gap and Levi...However, with Munson's class...

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