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15 May 2006
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Author: 24 Horas Libre [Perú]

Más de diez empresas ubicadas a lo largo de la quebrada Huaycoloro...necesitan construir urgentemente sendas plantas de tratamiento para detener la contaminación industrial que provocan en el río del mismo nombre...Se trata de las empresas Curtiembre...

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9 November 2005

Women win sexual harassment case against Aramark [USA]

Author: Sioux City Journal [USA]

A federal jury on Monday awarded more than $600,000 to two former Aramark Uniform Services employees in a sexual harassment case.

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9 October 2005

Poor Migrants Work in Iraqi Netherworld

Author: T. Christian Miller, Los Angeles Times

U.S.-hired contractors rely on laborers from impoverished countries, but no one looks out for the rights -- or lives -- of the foreigners...Contractors working for the United States, including KBR [Kellogg Brown & Root], a Houston-based subsidiary...

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23 May 2005

Child labour haunts Andhra [India]

Author: G.S. Radhakrishna, Telegraph [India]

Some 1.8 lakh [180,000] children below 14 are being made to work illegally in the fields, factories, shops and restaurants in Andhra Pradesh, state labour officials revealed today....1,614 people, including farmers and restaurant owners, were...

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4 May 2005

Hospital Laundry Workers Set to Strike Over Safety, Pay, Benefits [USA]

Author: Dave Reynolds, New Standard [USA]

Workers at the nation's largest health care laundry service are set to strike Thursday to protest unsanitary and unsafe working conditions...The union, UNITE HERE, said...that workers at Angelica Textile Services are regularly exposed to hepatitis B...

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23 August 2004

Commissioners rescind EMS [emergency medical services] laundry contract [USA]

Author: Virginia Bridges, Herald-Sun [No. Carolina, USA]

Local laundry workers and national union representatives applauded the Durham County Commissioners for rescinding a deal Monday night with a company that doesn't pay a "living wage."...Angelica [Textile Services] officials touted the company's service...

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20 July 2004

Toxic groundwater spreading [Arizona, USA]

Author: Amanda J. Crawford, Arizona Republic

This month, two major lawsuits were filed against corporations [Honeywell; Unidynamics-Phoenix Inc. & its parent Crane Co.] accused of stalling the cleanup of sites with groundwater contamination...Owens [Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality...

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18 March 2004

[Pennsylvania] Governor Rendell Bans State Apparel, Laundry Contracts With Sweatshop Firms [USA]

Author: Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed an executive order banning Commonwealth agencies under his control from contracting with companies that employ sweatshop labor to make or launder apparel.

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15 August 2003

A Greener Cleaner: Dry-cleaning operations are finding less polluting methods to remove those spots and stains from clothes [California]

Author: Rick McLaughlin, Redlands Daily Facts

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28 July 2003

Risky Business

Author: James Geary, Time Magazine Europe

Science can pinpoint potential dangers from GM foods, mobile phones and household chemicals — but can't tell us if those risks are real. What's a consumer to do?

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