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13 January 2019

USA: 2018 report on state of human rights details violations of labour rights, access to water & free, prior & informed consent

Author: US Human Rights Network

In the United States this year...we have seen undeniable, egregious, and unapologetic violations of human rights... Illegal and immoral attempts to encroach on American Indian lands, territories, and the resources of Indigenous Peoples have always been...

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20 November 2017

Worker advocacy groups launch initiative to improve conditions in corporate supply chains through worker-led codes of conduct

Author: Steven Greenhouse, The Guardian

"'Some kids are not orphans because of this': how unions are keeping workers safe", 8 November 2017...

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7 September 2015

Commentary: "Why Consumers Matter in Realizing Workers' Rights"

Author: Greg Asbed (Coalition of Immokalee Workers), Scott Nova (Worker Rights Consortium), Noelle Damico (National Economic and Social Rights Initiative), on Huffington Post (USA)

Partnering consumer power with worker-designed solutions to protect their own human rights is a 21st century strategy for transforming supply chains. And it's winning...For workers experiencing human rights violations, "corporate social responsibility"...

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15 July 2015
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Author: AFP

« États-Unis : une douzaine d'entreprises s'engagent à recruter 100 000 jeunes d'ici 2018 », 13 juillet 2015...

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2 September 2014

USA: Fair Food Coalition urges Ahold, Publix, Wendy's & others to sign pact on tomato farm workers' rights

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and its allies have long urged companies that source from Florida tomato farms to sign the Fair Food agreement, which gives workers greater protections against forced labour and other abuses, and guarantees them a...

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31 March 2014

Coalition of Immokalee Workers campaign for Ahold to join Fair Food Program (USA)

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and allied groups have campaigned for several years for Ahold, which owns the US supermarket chains Giant, Martin's Food Markets and Stop & Shop, and the online grocery retailer Peapod, to join the Fair Food...

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15 January 2014

Wal-Mart signs deal with farmworker program that fights harassment [USA]

Author: Bernice Yeung, Centre for Investigative Reporting (USA)

One of the most effective programs to curb sexual harassment and assault in the agriculture fields expands today with the inking of a national contract with Wal-Mart…Under the Fair Food Program, restaurant chains and grocery stores agree to pay a penny...

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29 August 2013

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike in protest at low wages

Author: Karen McVeigh, Guardian (UK)

US workers in the fast-food industry staged a one-day strike in dozens of cities...calling for better wages and the right to unionise...The striking workers are part of a coalition of unions, campaign groups, clergy and community members...They want to...

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19 May 2013

[video] Coalition of Immokalee Workers Targets Wendy’s in Fair Food Campaign to Improve Wages, Conditions [USA]

Author: interview with Gerardo Reyes-Chávez of Coalition of Immokalee Workers, on Democracy Now!

Hundreds of farm workers and their supporters are in New York City ahead of Wendy’s shareholder meeting to demand improved working conditions for those who pick its tomatoes. The fast-food giant...is the latest target in the Fair Food Campaign...

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4 April 2013

Fast-Food Workers Plan Second Strike for More Pay

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

Thursday’s strike, sponsored by a labor-community coalition that calls itself Fast Food Forward, seeks to press the city’s fast-food restaurants to pay their employees $15 an hour. Many workers say they can barely get by on the $7.25, $8 or $9 an hour...

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