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3 February 2006

Statement of Euro Disney regarding allegations of racial discrimination in France involving Adecco and Disneyland Resort Paris

Author: Euro Disney

The investigation in the mentioned Adecco case, which involves several large French companies, is still ongoing. Therefore by French legislation I am not allowed to make comments or give information about the case itself. What I can tell you is that...

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Article
6 March 2006

Happy Meals, Unhappy Workers [Vietnam]

Author: Aaron Glantz & Ngoc Nguyen, CorpWatch

ten[s] of thousands of workers...[have held]...a massive wave of wildcat strikes protesting low pay and poor working conditions at southern Vietnam’s growing export processing zones and industrial parks...The workers [at KeyHinge toys], who...

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14 April 2006

Mission: Space's rough ride [USA]

Author: Donna Balancia & Britt Kennerly, Florida Today [USA]

New safety concerns have arisen after the second person in a year died after riding "Mission: Space," a popular thrill ride at Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot theme park... The ride reopened at 9 a.m. Thursday after an inspection, Disney said. It was...

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14 May 2006

Bias Because Baby Is On The Way - Discrimination Complaints Increase; One Mom Tells CBS Her Story [USA]

Author: Russ Mitchell, CBS News [USA]

When a promotion she'd been promised went to a man, Sarah Babb filed a pregnancy discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [against her employer, Merisant]. The number of reported pregnancy bias cases since 1992 has...

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26 May 2006

MisFortune 500

Author: Women's Environment & Development Organization

Challenging corporate malfeasance against women around the world... [sections on adidas-Salomon, Alcoa, American Apparel, AngloGold Ashanti, Bayer, Bechtel, Biwater, Cargill, Chevron, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Dole, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (part of...

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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2005-2006"

Author: Human Rights Campaign

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Article
25 July 2006

Corporate executives played key role in passage of the VRA [USA]

Author: Josephine Hearn, The Hill [USA]

When the Voting Rights Act (VRA) came before Congress this month, it enjoyed the vigorous backing of civil-rights advocates, social progressives and other familiar groups. The measure also attracted support from a surprising constituency: corporate...

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27 July 2006

China: Riot at Merton factory producing toys for McDonald's over working conditions & housing, says China Labor Watch

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27 July 2006

Chinese Workers Manufacturing for McDonald's and Disney Outraged by Mistreatment

Author: China Labor Watch

On July 22, 2006 , workers from the Merton Co. Ltd. (a/k/a Hengli Factory) in the Sangyuan Industrial District, Dongguan City , Guangdong Province, protested against the meager wage and poor living conditions in the factory. The protest began in...

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