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Manuscripts from 2012

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Understanding the Characteristics of the Sumangali Scheme in Tamil Nadu Textile & Garment Industry and Supply Chain Linkages, Fair Labor Association and Solidaridad South & South-East Asia

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Foxconn suffers unrest at iPhone factory, Kathrin Hille

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A Chronology of the Investigation of the Murder of Labor Activist Aminul Islam, ILRF

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Letter to US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Re. Bangladesh Fire Safety, ILRF

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Statement Regarding Gap’s Refusal to Agree to a Fire Safety Program in Bangladesh, ILRF

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Labor Rights Groups Urge US and European Governments to Press Apparel Brands and Retailers to Sign onto Bangladesh Fire Building Safety Agreement, ILRF, CCC, and WRC

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Factory Certification Body Fails to Assist Victims of Karachi Factory Fire, ILRF, CCC, WRC, MSN, and NTUF

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Hershey’s to be Called-Out for Alleged Use of Forced Child Labor in Ad at Super Bowl, International Labor Rights Forum

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Hershey Will Offer Certified Chocolate Following Consumer-Driven Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum

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“More Unionists Were Killed”: Alliance of Progressive Labor Testifies in Washington Hearing, International Labor Rights Forum

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Bread and Roses: Garment and Textile Worker Organizing, Then and Now, International Labor Rights Forum and Sweatfree Communities

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News Brief (September 27th – October 5th, 2012), Leo Liu

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ESTABILIDAD Y SEGURIDAD DEL EMPLEO Y EL TRABAJO DECENTE, Jorge Perez-Lopez

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Establilidad y Seguridad del Empleo y el Trabajo Decente, Jorge F. Perez-Lopez

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Stability and Security in Employment and Decent Work, Jorge F. Perez-Lopez

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For Workers’ Benefits: Solving Overtime Problems in Chinese Factories, Verite

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Investigacion Sobre Indicadores de Trabajo Forzoso en el Sector de Azucar de la Republica Dominicana, Verite

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Lessons Learned During Research on Indicators of Forced Labor in the Production of Goods, Verite

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Research Indicators of Forced Labor in the Indonesian Fishing Sector: Platform (Jermal) Fishing, Small-Boat Anchovy Fishing, and Blast Fishing, Verite

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Research on Indicators of Forced Labor in the Bangladesh Shrimp Sector, Verite

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Research on Indicators of Forced Labor in the Bolivia Brazil-nut, Cattle, Corn, and Peanut Sectors, Verite

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Research on Indicators of Forced Labor in the Dominican Republic Sugar Sector, Verite

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Research on Indicators of Forced Labor in the Guatamala Coffee Secto, Verite

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Research On Indicators of Forced Labor in the Supply Chain of Tuna in the Philippines, Verite

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Rubber Production In Liberia: An Exploratory Assessment of Living and Working Conditions, with Special Attention to Forced Labor, Verite

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The Electronics Sector in Malaysia: A Case Study in Migrant Workers’ Risk of Forced Labor, Verite

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Urge the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil to Adopt Proposed Criteria on Labor, Human Rights and Ethics, Verite

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Vision: February 2012 Newsletter, Verité

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Vulnerability to Broker-Related Forced Labor Among Migrant Workers in Information Technology Manufacturing in Taiwan and Malaysia, Verité

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Worker Rights Consortium assessment PT Kizone (Indonesia): Findings, Recommendations and Status, Worker Rights Consortium

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WRC update: Workers Reinstated at Genesis, S.A. Haiti, Worker Rights Forum

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Case Summary: Star S.A. (Honduras) October 1, 2012, WRC

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Investigacion del Consorcio de Derechos del Trabajador Sobre C.J.'s Seafood/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) Hallazgos y Recomendaciones, WRC

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Worker Rights Consortium Assessment – C.J.’S Seafood/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Breaux Bridge, LA) Findings and Recommendations, WRC

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Worker Rights Consortium Assessment – Pinehurst Manufacturing (Honduras) Findings, Recommendations, and Status, WRC

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Worker Rights Consortium Assessment – Star, S.A. (Honduras) Findings, Recommendations, and Status, WRC

Manuscripts from 2011

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Reports of mass strike at Chinese factory - ABC Asia, ABC Asia and China Labor Watch

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Presentation of the New York City Pension Funds’ Proposal Wal-Mart Stores 2011 Annual Meeting June 3, 2011, Kalpona Akter

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Never Work Alone: Trade Unions and NGOs joining forces to combat Forced Labour and Trafficking in Europe, Anti-Slavery International

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Programme de prevention et de resolution des conflicts fonciers intercommunautaires en Mauritanie, Anti-Slavery International

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Time for Change: A call for urgent action to end the forced child begging of talibés in Senegal, Anti-Slavery International

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China Workers Strike at Lingerie, IBM Parts Factories Demanding More Pay - Bloomberg, Bloomberg and China Labor Watch

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Mattel Says China Labor Watch Report of Violations ‘Unfounded’, Bloomberg and China Labor Watch

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Workers Protest at Hi-P Factory in Shanghai Following Layoffs - Bloomberg, Bloomberg and China Labor Watch

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WSJ: Relative Blames Suicide At China Factory For Mattel Toys On Dispute With Supervisor, Laurie Burkitt and China Labor Watch

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Migrants roll back to jobs in cities, Zheng Caixiong and China Labor Watch

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Gadget Factories Charge Up China’s Activism, Michelle Chen and China Labor Watch

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67% firms in Jiangsu expect labor shortage, China Daily and China Labor Watch

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1,000 strike at Apple supplier in China: rights group - AFP, China Labor Watch

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1,000 Workers Strike at Factory That Makes Keyboards for Apple and IBM, China Labor Watch

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61 Workers Injured in Explosion at Shanghai Apple Supplier, China Labor Watch

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6 Multinational Brands Acknowledge Labor Abuses at Supplier Factory, China Labor Watch

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6 Multinational Brands Acknowledge Labor Abuses at Supplier Factory, China Labor Watch

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8000 Workers on Strike at LG Nanjing Factory to Protest Racial Discrimination in Year-End Bonuses, China Labor Watch

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A female worker Relative Blames Suicide in Mattel’s supplier factory, China Labor Watch

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Apple’s supplier denies forcing injured staff to leave, China Labor Watch

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Apple Supplier Factory Poisons Workers, China Labor Watch

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As inland China grows, competition intensifies for labor, China Labor Watch

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Auditing Giant Intertek Sued In Relation to Auditor Bribery, China Labor Watch

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August News Brief, China Labor Watch

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BYD Company Limited Investigative Report, China Labor Watch

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Child laborers in Chinese supplier factories for american companies, China Labor Watch

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China braces for growing unrest as economy slows - AFP, China Labor Watch

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China Labor Watch’s Announcement as to its Lawsuit Against Intertek Group PLC, China Labor Watch

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China to prepare for social unrest-Financial Times, China Labor Watch

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Chine: des centaines d’ouvrières de Shenzhen font la grève pour leur salaire - France info, China Labor Watch

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Chinese factories hit by strikes amid manufacturing slowdown-LA Times, China Labor Watch

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Complaint against Intertek, China Labor Watch

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Dell, HP, and NEC Chinese Supplier Factory Case Study., China Labor Watch

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Dell, HP, and NEC Supplier Factory Case Study: MSI Computer (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., China Labor Watch

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Dongguan workers stage 24/7 sit-in outside bankrupt factory’s gates demanding fair compensation, China Labor Watch

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Employee from Xixing Electronics Co. suddenly died in sleep because of overtime working, China Labor Watch

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Female Factory Worker’s Desperate Life Leads to Suicide in Dongguan Factory, China Labor Watch

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Foxconn engineer jumps to death in China, China Labor Watch

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Global Activities and Conference on Labor Rights in Late 2011, China Labor Watch

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HP’ Response to "Tragedies of Globalization: The Truth Behind Electronics Sweatshops", China Labor Watch

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Hundreds strike at Shanghai factory of major consumer electronics supplier - Washington Post, China Labor Watch

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Investigation of Two Clothing and Apparel Factories in China: Excessive Overtime, Student Workers, and Exploitative Wage Systems, China Labor Watch

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Labor crunch ’structural problem’, China Labor Watch

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Laid-off workers clash with police in Nanjing, China Labor Watch

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Last Train Home, China Labor Watch

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Letter calls Gucci stores ’sweatshops’, China Labor Watch

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Letter to WSJ Editor re Stern Op-Ed., China Labor Watch

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Lost Fingers Come Cheap at Ford Sweatshop Supplier in China, China Labor Watch

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Minimum wage goes up highest in east China’s Zhejiang, China Labor Watch

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Moral Issues Behind iPhone and Its Makers, China Labor Watch

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MSI’ Response to "Tragedies of Globalization: The Truth Behind Electronics Sweatshops", China Labor Watch

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Not cheap or cheerful: south China’s new paradigm, China Labor Watch

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One worker died on the production line for Timberland and Clarks., China Labor Watch

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Philips’ Response to "Tragedies of Globalization: The Truth Behind Electronics Sweatshops", China Labor Watch

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Response to Mattel’s statement regarding our report on two of Mattel’s Chinese Suppliers, China Labor Watch

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Rising labor costs good for China’s economic restructuring, China Labor Watch

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Salcomp Plc’ Response to "Tragedies of Globalization: The Truth Behind Electronics Sweatshops", China Labor Watch

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September and October News Summary, China Labor Watch

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Shanghai Hi-P’s Strike Is Entering Its Third Day, China Labor Watch

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Shenzhen Workers Strike Again, China Labor Watch

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Statement Regarding Foxconn’s plan to install 1,000,000 Robots, China Labor Watch

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Strikers clash with police in Shanghai - AFP, China Labor Watch

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Strikes at PepsiCo Bottling Plants in China, China Labor Watch

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Survey of Chinese Workers’ Working Conditions in 2010, China Labor Watch