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25 August 2003

More U.S. Companies Treating Gays Better

Author: Rebecca Carroll, Associated Press

More large U.S. companies are providing better working conditions for their gay and lesbian employees, according to a report released Monday by a gay rights advocacy group...Airlines, banking and financial services, high tech and equipment...

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20 August 2003

Firms urged to pull out of Burma

Author: BBC News

Human rights activists [in UK] have added 11 large companies to their "dirty list" of firms doing business in Burma. In total the UK campaigners now name and shame 79 multinationals, demanding that they should pull out of Burma. [refers to P&O...

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19 August 2003

Gay couple sues UPS alleging discrimination in transfer policy [USA]

Author: Ron Harris, Associated Press

A gay man sued United Parcel Service Tuesday, alleging his longtime employer discriminated against him by rejecting his request for an out-of-state transfer as he sought to follow his partner's move to Chicago.

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14 July 2003

Nuclear Material in Transit Vulnerable to Attack

Author: Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

Despite stepped-up security after September 11, 2001, countries remain ill prepared to deal with attacks on nuclear materials in transit, participants at a United Nations conference said...The cargo carrier DHL boasts on a company brochure that it...

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4 June 2003

Japanese Logistics Company Vows to Cut CO2 Emissions 6% by 2012

Author: GreenBiz.com

Global transporter Sagawa Express will become the first Japanese company to participate in World Wildlife Fund's Climate Savers Program...Participating companies include IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lafarge, Polaroid, Collins Pine, and Nike.

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3 June 2003

FedEx and UPS Green Up Their Fleets With Hybrid Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles [USA]

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

FedEx introduces hybrid electric delivery vehicles, while UPS is investing in fuel cell technology. - Late last month, the package delivery companies FedEx and UPS announced steps they are taking to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions...

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8 April 2003

Trial Begins in Bias Suit by Deaf U.P.S. Workers [USA]

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Lawyers for 900 deaf workers at United Parcel Service argued today as a trial in their discrimination lawsuit opened that the company had excluded them from numerous job categories and generally limited them to bottom-rung positions.

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18 April 2002

ALBANIA: Homeless Children Work As Couriers Under UNICEF Program

Author: UN Wire

..."The idea was how to use the marketplace, how to get businessmen and businesspeople involved in generating new resources and new thinking and new opportunities for these kids"

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1 October 2001

EEOC and Eagle Global Logistics settle employment discrimination lawsuit with $9 million consent decree

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Voluntary Agreement Resolves Allegations of Discrimination - The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Eagle Global Logistics f/k/a Eagle U.S.A. Airfreight, Inc., announced today that they have reached a $9,000,000 voluntary...

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3 July 2001

EEOC [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] files lawsuit against Emery Worldwide Airlines for discrimination against African-American employees

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Alleges Persistent, Facility-wide Racial Harassment, Biased Treatment and Retaliation

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