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9 April 2020

USA: Unions call for greater protections for grocery store workers in response to death of at least 4 employees due to COVID-19

Author: Ashley Collman, Business Insider (USA)

At least 4 grocery store employees across the US have died of the coronavirus. Their union is demanding sanitary working conditions, protective gear, and hazard pay for these essential workers., 7 April 2020...

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7 April 2020

USA: four supermarket workers die of COVID-19; dozens test positive

Author: Abha Bhattarai, The Washington Post

“Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus”, 06 April 2020...

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24 March 2020

Major apparel brands delay & cancel orders in response to pandemic, risking livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their supply chains

Major apparel brands and retailers are cancelling or postponing orders as the COVID-19 pandemic forces store closures in Europe and the United States, risking the livelihoods of millions of garment workers in their supply chains. As it is standard...

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19 March 2020
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18 March 2020

USA: Retail companies change benefits policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Irene Jiang, Business Insider

From Walmart to Burger King's parent company, these 14 retail companies are changing their benefits policies amid the coronavirus pandemic, 16 March 2020...

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11 March 2020

Dick's Sporting Goods will stop selling guns at 440 more stores

Author: Hannah Zhang, CNN Business

Dick's Sporting Goods will stop selling guns at 440 additional stores this year, escalating the company's methodical elimination of firearms from its stores. The move follows a series of decisions at Dick's to scale back gun sales. A few days after th...

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12 February 2020

India: Seven workers killed in fire at denim factory supplying to major intl. brands; Includes company comments

At least seven workers have been killed in a factory fire at Nandan Denim - India's largest denim supplier - which began on 8 February 2020. Police investigators said the factory had violated multiple regulations and the owner, a manager and a fire...

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14 January 2020
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Las comunidades totonacas de San Mateo Tlacotepec y San Felipe Tepatlán de la Sierra Norte de Puebla han acusado a Walmart y Comexhidro, las dos empresas involucradas en la construcción propuesta de una hidroeléctrica que cruzará sus territorios, de no...

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9 January 2020

USA: Pharmacies involved in opioid litigation file subsequent lawsuit against physicians for their role in prescribing opioids

Author: Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post

"Major drugstore chains sue doctors in sprawling federal opioid case" 8 Jan 2020...

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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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