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13 October 2001

Board takes Wal-Mart to task

Author: Maria M. Perotin, Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, Texas]

The [U.S.] National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint accusing Wal-Mart of unfair labor practices against meat cutters who voted to create Wal-Mart's first unionized U.S. labor group in Jacksonville last year. Wal-Mart threatened employees,...

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13 October 2001

NLRB [U.S. National Labor Relations Board] Cites More Wal-Mart Law-Breaking

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23 October 2001

Wal-Mart TV ad tells the story of two deaf men's employment discrimination claim against the retail giant

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Beginning this week, and for the next two weeks, ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates in Arizona will air a 60-second commercial in Phoenix and Tucson featuring two young men who are deaf telling about their experience filing a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores,...

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24 October 2001

Crate & Barrel, Jos. A Bank, and Phillips-Van Heusen Announce Ban on Burma Buys

Author: Free Burma Coalition

Three major U.S. companies have implemented bans on buying and retailing products from Burma on account of rampant human rights abuses by the country's ruling military regime. Crate and Barrel, Jos. A Bank, and Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) informed the...

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17 December 2001

Comprehensive EEOC, Wal-Mart Settlement Resolves Disability Lawsuit

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17 December 2001

Comprehensive EEOC, Wal-Mart Settlement Resolves Disability Lawsuit

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a $6.8 million consent decree with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores was signed today [resolves EEOC's lawsuit alleging Wal-Mart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act]

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23 December 2001

Debate Over 'Fair Labor' Tag Spills Into Toy Aisles

Author: Nancy Cleeland, Los Angeles Times

The toy aisle is the new battleground for advocates for Third World workers [refers to abuses in China, and to the following companies: Wal-Mart, Toys R Us, Mattel]

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1 February 2002

Toys of Misery: Shuihe Electronics Factory, China

Author: National Labor Committee

[report on abusive working conditions at this factory producing for Mattel, MGA Entertainment, Sega, Epoch, Manley, Wal-Mart]

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11 February 2002

U.S. group says "toys made in misery in China"

Author: Grant McCool, Reuters

A labour rights group has accused major U.S. companies of selling toys made in China by badly paid workers who it says are exposed to dangerous toxins, but an industry association denied the charge. About 100 people organised by the National Labor...

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20 February 2002

National Labor Committee calls on Disney "to stay in Bangladesh while working with its contractor clean up the factory

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