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18 February 2014

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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Article
11 July 2013

Case profile: U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuits against American retail apparel companies and Saipan-based garment factories over allegations of unlawful conspiracies regarding involuntary servitude and criminal peonage.]

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Article
1 July 2008

[PDF] Subsidizing Sweatshops - How our tax dollars fund the race to the bottom, and what cities and states can do

Author: SweatFree Communities

Subsidizing Sweatshops [report has] reveal[ed] severe human rights violations in factories [used by companies] that...[supply] public employee uniforms for the [USA] federal government... [specific accusations include]...child labor...Illegally low...

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Article
4 October 2006

Keep Gina Form Open! [Thailand]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

…help stop Clover Group's attempt to shut down the Gina Form Bra factory in Thailand, producing underwear for among others Victoria Secret [part of Limited Brands] and Calvin Klein [part of Phillips-Van Heusen]...After a long struggle…[c]onditions...

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Article
8 May 2006

Mexican Rights Activist Threatened with Death

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

In January 2006, Mexican labour rights activist Martin Barrios Hernández was unjustly imprisoned in Puebla. Barrios...had been working on a case of unfair dismissal of 163 garment workers. Following a storm of...protest, Barrios was released after two...

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Story
20 March 2006

Mexico: Six intl. garment brands raise concerns with state govt. over safety of labour rights activist - fears for his life remain

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Article
20 March 2006

[PDF] [text of letter from 6 companies to Governor of Puebla, Mexico, urging him to ensure the physical safety of labor rights activist Martin Barrios Hernández, his family, and other members of the Comisión de Derechos Humanos y Laborales del Valle de...

Author: American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Inc., Levi Strauss, Phillips-Van Heusen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Warnaco

[letter sent by the following 6 companies: American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Inc., Levi Strauss, Phillips-Van Heusen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Warnaco]

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Article
8 January 2004

Saipan Sweatshop Lawsuit Ends with Important Gains for Workers and Lessons for Activists

Author: Nikki F. Bas, Sweatshop Watch; Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange; Joannie C. Chang, Asian Law Caucus

This month, the last of three lawsuits over sweatshop conditions on the U.S. island of Saipan came to a close...While the settlement is viewed as a significant victory, several challenges emerged, which lend valuable lessons for future anti-sweatshop...

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20 March 2003

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

The island of Saipan is in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Beginning in the 1980s, many clothing manufacturers had their garments made in Saipan because such items could be labelled “Made in the USA” and subsequently...

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26 September 2002

7 more U.S. retailers settle lawsuit alleging violations of workers' rights in Saipan garment factories

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