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23 September 2002

Corporate Responsibility: Myth or Reality?

Author: Otto J. Reich, U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Remarks to the Inter-American Development Bank Conference on Corporate Social Governance

[includes references to initiatives by Bell Helicopter, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, ITT Industries, John Deere, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Sun Microsystems, Daimler-Chrysler]

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30 September 2002

Wal-Mart faulted for LV [Las Vegas] anti-union tactics [USA]

Author: Grace Leong, Las Vegas Sun

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. violated labor laws in its fight against a national union organizing drive originating at 14 Las Vegas stores, a federal official has ruled.

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2 October 2002

Labor Department lobbies California to pay garment workers

Author: Ian Stewart, Associated Press

...According to the Oakland office of Sweatshop Watch, an industry watchdog group, more than 200 garment workers -- mostly Chinese immigrant women -- worked for months without pay at Wins of California, Win Fashion and Win Industries of America......

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7 October 2002

Wal-Mart ponders appeal in LV [Las Vegas] case - Retail giant says it obeys labor laws [USA]

Author: Grace Leong, Las Vegas Sun

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., arguing it obeys federal labor laws, said its lawyers are considering whether to appeal a ruling by a federal officer that found the giant retailer violated labor laws in its fight against a national union organizing drive...

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18 November 2002

Labor, rights groups plan Wal-Mart protests [USA]

Author: Reuters

Labor unions and women's rights groups plan to press retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for better treatment of its employees at events on Thursday in 40 U.S. cities

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18 November 2002

Wal-Mart Stores faces 'unprecedented' union drive [USA] - AFL-CIO

Author: AFX News

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the top US retailer, faces an unprecedented pressure campaign to allow its workers to join unions and end alleged labor abuses and unfair business practices, the AFL-CIO said Monday.

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18 November 2002

Wal-Mart Stores faces 'unprecedented' union drive [USA] - AFL-CIO

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20 November 2002

Demonstrators to target Wal-Mart [USA]

Author: Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

When placard-toting demonstrators converge Thursday at Wal-Mart stores in Wisconsin and other states, they'll demand that the world's largest retailer raise wages, improve health care benefits and stop alleged bullying of workers who want to join...

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16 December 2002

Wal-Mart values: selling women short [USA]

Author: Liza Featherstone, The Nation

Adams is now a witness in Dukes v. Wal-Mart, in which seven California women--current and former Wal-Mart employees--are charging the company with systematic sex discrimination in promotions, assignments, training and pay.

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23 December 2002

Wal-Mart to pay $220,000 for rejecting pregnant applicant, in EEOC settlement [USA]

Author: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced it has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for $220,000 in damages and other relief for its failure to hire a female applicant...

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