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8 January 2020

USA: Business Must Act Coalition calls on 29 companies to prohibit guns in their stores & invest in community safety

The Business Must Act Coalition, comprised of 26 civil society groups, believes that American businesses have a civic responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe from gun violence in the absence of US government action on gun reform. In...

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29 January 2018

USA: Undocumented, female workers in agricultural industry often face abusive working conditions

Author: Ariel Ramchandani, The Atlantic

Undocumented workers without papers and workers on temporary visas are extremely vulnerable to exploitation in the workplace. This exploitation takes many forms, including unfair labor practices, working without fair pay, and sexual harassment and...

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23 April 2017

US retailers make progress towards improving working conditions in the tuna industry, finds Greenpeace

Author: The Maritime Executive

"In its second canned tuna ranking, Greenpeace USA found that a number of U.S. retailers have made significant progress toward offering consumers more sustainable and ethical products....

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25 June 2015

"What makes the Fair Food Program unique?": Video interview with Gerardo Reyes from Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Fair Food Programme grew out of the Coalition of  Immokalee Workers to tackle abusive working conditions in the Florida tomato industry, where forced labour and sexual harrasment were commonplace.  The program is based around agreements with...

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21 January 2015

Africa: ILRF report analyses the root cause of continuing poverty among cocoa farmers and related child labour

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11 December 2014

"Income Inequality: Tools to assess corporate performance and enhance investment decisions"

Author: Margarita Pirovska, Cornerstone Capital Group

"Income inequality: Market Mechanism or Market Failure? Tools to assess corporate performance and enhance investment decisions, 13 November 2014...

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12 November 2014

USA: Fair Food Program report highlights progress in improving working conditions at tomato farms in Florida

Author: Fair Food Standards Council

"Fair Food Program: 2014 Annual Report", Nov 2014...

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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...

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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...

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