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7 October 2005

Mexico: Workers, some as young as 13, locked out for protesting unsafe working conditions at Rubie's Costume factory - makes Time Warner-licensed costumes

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7 October 2005

Time Warner Exploits Child Labor in Mexico

Author: LabourStart

A group of young, mostly female workers in Hidalgo, Mexico, some as young as 13 years-old, who have made Harry Potter and other Halloween costumes with Warner Brothers [part of Time Warner] logos, have been illegally locked out [by Rubie's Costume...

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1 November 2005

Clean Clothes Campaign report highlights serious problems with social auditing practices - report draws on input of 670 workers in 8 countries

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1 November 2005

[PDF] full report: "Looking for a quick fix - How weak social auditing is keeping workers in sweatshops"

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

[refers to Wal-Mart, KarstadtQuelle, Otto Versand, Littlewoods, Gap, Nike, Levi Strauss, Reebok, C&A, Kingel, Derma Group, Spiegel, JC Penny, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), BCL, Saki, RCC, Warner Bros (part of Time Warner), Hatland, 6ixty8ight,...

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1 November 2005

[PDF] [letter addressing allegations about Warner Bros. licensee Rubie's Costume Company]

Author: Susan N. Fleishman, Executive Vice President - Corporate Communications, Warner Bros.

...[Around] the world, Warner Bros. [part of Time Warner] is committed to meeting or exceeding local laws governing labor and working conditions... [No] products based on Warner Bros. Entertainment properties are produced at the Rubie's de Mexico...

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2 November 2005

Weak Social Auditing an Obstacle to Improving Garment Sweatshops

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

Social audits as they are currently carried out often fail to deliver as a tool for checking working conditions in facilities producing garments and sports shoes, research... by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) demonstrates. Researchers, drawing upon...

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8 November 2005

[PDF] Response from Rubie's de Mexico

Author: Willis J. Goldsmith, Jones Day, Counsel for Rubie's de Mexico

...[The] October 7, 2005 article [by LabourStart, "Time Warner Exploits Child Labor in Mexico"]...contains a number of false allegations relating to union representation and working conditions in the Rubie's de Mexico facility... Rubie's de Mexico has...

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9 November 2005

Response by Warner Bros. (part of Time Warner): Rubie's Costume Co. facility, allegedly producing Warner Brothers costumes, accused of child labour, safety infringements & other labour abuses.

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14 February 2006

Justices weigh free speech, vulgarity in 'Friends' show lawsuit [USA]

Author: David Kravets, Associated Press

California's justices heard arguments Tuesday in the case of a former "Friends" show writer's assistant who claims she was subjected to sexual harassment on the job. The show's producers, Warner Bros. Television Productions [part of Time Warner],...

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19 June 2006

The 25 Noteworthy Companies [USA]

Author: DiversityInc

The 25 Noteworthy Companies were close to making The 2006 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list and all excel in at least one, and in most cases several, of the four areas we measure—CEO commitment, human capital, corporate communications and supplier...

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