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Response From Fla's President And Ceo Auret Van Heerden To The Former Hermosa Workers, Auret Van Heerden Dec 2006

Response From Fla's President And Ceo Auret Van Heerden To The Former Hermosa Workers, Auret Van Heerden

Globalization and the Workplace

No abstract provided.


Submission To Us Department Of Labor In Response To Federal Register Notice Fr Doc. E6-20561 Published November 29, 2006, Titled "Request For Information On Efforts By Certain Countries To Eliminate The Worst Forms Of Child Labor.", Bama Athreya Dec 2006

Submission To Us Department Of Labor In Response To Federal Register Notice Fr Doc. E6-20561 Published November 29, 2006, Titled "Request For Information On Efforts By Certain Countries To Eliminate The Worst Forms Of Child Labor.", Bama Athreya

Globalization and the Workplace

No abstract provided.


Made In China: The Sweatshop Behind The Bratz, China Labor Watch Dec 2006

Made In China: The Sweatshop Behind The Bratz, China Labor Watch

Globalization and the Workplace

The report describes living and working conditions at the Hua Tai 4k factory in Shenzhen City, China. It is part of the large Hua Cheng group and supplies Bratz dolls mostly for California-based MGA Entertainment Company.


Letter From Former Hermosa Workers, Estela Marina Ramirez, Tomasa Argueta, Sonia Marily Reyes, Jazmin Zometa, Julia Estrada Dec 2006

Letter From Former Hermosa Workers, Estela Marina Ramirez, Tomasa Argueta, Sonia Marily Reyes, Jazmin Zometa, Julia Estrada

Globalization and the Workplace

No abstract provided.


Case Summary: Calypso, Atlantic And Manufacturas Del Rio (Nicaragua And El Salvador), Worker Rights Consortium Dec 2006

Case Summary: Calypso, Atlantic And Manufacturas Del Rio (Nicaragua And El Salvador), Worker Rights Consortium

Globalization and the Workplace

WRC report on an investigation of labor violations at three factories in Central America owned by the Argus Group. The Argus Group intervened to force factory authorities to take remedial action.


Case Summary: Gina Form Bra (Thailand), Worker Rights Consortium Dec 2006

Case Summary: Gina Form Bra (Thailand), Worker Rights Consortium

Globalization and the Workplace

WRC report on its investigation of working conditions in the Gina Form Bra factory in Thailand. Includes a discussion of the closure of the factory despite pressure by the WRC and workers’ efforts to keep it open.


Case Summary: Quality/Elderwear (El Salvador), Worker Rights Consortium Dec 2006

Case Summary: Quality/Elderwear (El Salvador), Worker Rights Consortium

Globalization and the Workplace

WRC report on its investigation of violations of workers’ associational rights at the Elderwear factory in El Salvador. Suggests that the company should extend employment opportunities and negotiate with local worker unions, following the closure of its factory in the area and the subsequent dismissal of employees.


Case Summary: Double Star (Thailand), Worker Rights Consortium Dec 2006

Case Summary: Double Star (Thailand), Worker Rights Consortium

Globalization and the Workplace

WRC report on its investigation of various labor violations at the Double Star factory in Thailand. Describes the exchanges between WRC and the company to remediate working conditions, which resulted in better treatment of union members, but failed to resolve many substantial issues.


Case Summary: Quality/ Elderwear (El Salvador), Worker Rights Consortium Dec 2006

Case Summary: Quality/ Elderwear (El Salvador), Worker Rights Consortium

Globalization and the Workplace

WRC report on its assessment of labor violations at a Quality factory in El Salvador following its closure, and a description of the actions taken by the company to address each issue.


Analysis Of Ift74 As A Candidate Gene For Chromosome 9p-Linked Als-Ftd., Parastoo Momeni, Jennifer Schymick, Shushant Jain, Mark R. Cookson, Nigel J. Cairns, Elisa Greggio, Matthew J. Greenway, Stephen Berger, Stuart Pickering-Brown, Adriano Chiò, Hon C. Fung, David M. Holtzman, Edward D. Huey, Eric M. Wassermann, Jennifer Adamson, Michael L. Hutton, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Peter St George-Hyslop, Jeffrey D. Rothstein, Orla Hardiman, Jordan Grafman, Andrew Singleton, John Hardy, Bryan J Traynor Dec 2006

Analysis Of Ift74 As A Candidate Gene For Chromosome 9p-Linked Als-Ftd., Parastoo Momeni, Jennifer Schymick, Shushant Jain, Mark R. Cookson, Nigel J. Cairns, Elisa Greggio, Matthew J. Greenway, Stephen Berger, Stuart Pickering-Brown, Adriano Chiò, Hon C. Fung, David M. Holtzman, Edward D. Huey, Eric M. Wassermann, Jennifer Adamson, Michael L. Hutton, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Peter St George-Hyslop, Jeffrey D. Rothstein, Orla Hardiman, Jordan Grafman, Andrew Singleton, John Hardy, Bryan J Traynor

Clinical Neurological Sciences Articles

BACKGROUND: A new locus for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis--frontotemporal dementia (ALS-FTD) has recently been ascribed to chromosome 9p.

METHODS: We identified chromosome 9p segregating haplotypes within two families with ALS-FTD (F476 and F2) and undertook mutational screening of candidate genes within this locus.

RESULTS: Candidate gene sequencing at this locus revealed the presence of a disease segregating stop mutation (Q342X) in the intraflagellar transport 74 (IFT74) gene in family 476 (F476), but no mutation was detected within IFT74 in family 2 (F2). While neither family was sufficiently informative to definitively implicate or exclude IFT74 mutations as a cause of chromosome 9-linked ...


Syngenta Consultation On Social Monitoring Of The Agricultural Sector In India, Fair Labor Association Dec 2006

Syngenta Consultation On Social Monitoring Of The Agricultural Sector In India, Fair Labor Association

Globalization and the Workplace

Summary of conference events and discussion between Syngenta and the Fair Labor Association concerning strategies for eliminating child labor and raising labor standards in vegetable seed production in India. Includes recommendations and possible plans of action.


2006 Ilrf Annual Report, International Labor Rights Forum Nov 2006

2006 Ilrf Annual Report, International Labor Rights Forum

Globalization and the Workplace

Provides an overview of the progress and setbacks for the International Labor Rights Forum and its various campaigns in 2006.


Stop Violence Against Philippine Garment Workers, Clean Clothes Campaign Nov 2006

Stop Violence Against Philippine Garment Workers, Clean Clothes Campaign

Globalization and the Workplace

No abstract provided.


Factory Assessment Update, Worker Rights Consortium Nov 2006

Factory Assessment Update, Worker Rights Consortium

Monitoring and Compliance

Update on WRC’s monitoring program of violations of labor standards at factories around the globe through compliance assessment and evaluation of complaints.


Letter Sent To President Gloria Arroyo Of The Philippines, International Labor Rights Fund, The Thomas Merton Center, Katrina Abarcar, Bama Athreya, Kathryn J. Johnson, Zack Knorr, Jon Melegrito, Edith Rasell, William G. Sinkford Nov 2006

Letter Sent To President Gloria Arroyo Of The Philippines, International Labor Rights Fund, The Thomas Merton Center, Katrina Abarcar, Bama Athreya, Kathryn J. Johnson, Zack Knorr, Jon Melegrito, Edith Rasell, William G. Sinkford

Globalization and the Workplace

No abstract provided.


Preliminary Report: Worker Rights Consortium Inquiry Into Alleged Labor Rights Violations At Rising Sun Kenya Epz (Kenya), Worker Rights Consortium Nov 2006

Preliminary Report: Worker Rights Consortium Inquiry Into Alleged Labor Rights Violations At Rising Sun Kenya Epz (Kenya), Worker Rights Consortium

Globalization and the Workplace

WRC report on its investigation of labor violations at a Rising Sun Kenya export processing zone.


Preliminary Report: Worker Rights Consortium Inquiry Into Alleged Labor Rights Violations At Rising Sun Kenya Epz (Kenya) Nov 2006

Preliminary Report: Worker Rights Consortium Inquiry Into Alleged Labor Rights Violations At Rising Sun Kenya Epz (Kenya)

Monitoring and Compliance

Preliminary report detailing alleged labor rights violations at a textiles factory in Kenya, a producer of goods for Steve and Barry’s University Sportswear.


Fla Compliance Benchmarks (Revised), Fair Labor Association Nov 2006

Fla Compliance Benchmarks (Revised), Fair Labor Association

Globalization and the Workplace

This document was revised in 2006. The Compliance Benchmarks are a set of standards used by the FLA to monitor companies’ compliance regarding Forced Labor, Child Labor, Harassment or Abuse, Non-Discrimination, Health and Safety, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, Hours of Work, and Wages, Benefits and Overtime Compensation.


Wal-Mart In China: Rolling Back Labor Rights, International Labor Rights Fund Oct 2006

Wal-Mart In China: Rolling Back Labor Rights, International Labor Rights Fund

Monitoring and Compliance

Report on the conditions at the Winbo factory, a supplier for Wal-Mart and other brands in China. It concludes that the labor conditions are unacceptable and calls on Wal-Mart to bring them in compliance with Chinese labor law, enforce its code of conduct, allow for independent grassroots monitoring of its factories, and source goods from unionized workers.


€20.12 Per Month Announced As Bangladesh Garment Workers’ Wage, Clean Clothes Campaign Oct 2006

€20.12 Per Month Announced As Bangladesh Garment Workers’ Wage, Clean Clothes Campaign

Globalization and the Workplace

The Clean Clothes Campaign reports on the first proposed raise in the minimum wage for Bangladeshi garment workers since 1994.


October 2006 - Report On Cocoa And Forced Child Labor, Brian Campbell, Bama Athreya Oct 2006

October 2006 - Report On Cocoa And Forced Child Labor, Brian Campbell, Bama Athreya

Globalization and the Workplace

No abstract provided.


Deputy Under Secretary James Carter Provides Opening Remarks For The "Celebrating And Learning From Five Years Of Global Hiv/Aids Workplace Programming" Event Held At The Academy For Educational Development, James Carter Sep 2006

Deputy Under Secretary James Carter Provides Opening Remarks For The "Celebrating And Learning From Five Years Of Global Hiv/Aids Workplace Programming" Event Held At The Academy For Educational Development, James Carter

Globalization and the Workplace

Carter discusses the economic impact of HIV/AIDS across the world and various programs and policies that may stem the spreading of this virus.


Csr Bulletin For The Ict Sector (Volume 1, Number 3), Verité Sep 2006

Csr Bulletin For The Ict Sector (Volume 1, Number 3), Verité

Globalization and the Workplace

This newsletter discusses ways in which e-training can be internationally implemented in the IT sector. Also looks at recent social responsibility initiatives around the world.


The Designated Suppliers Program (Revised Sept '06), Worker Rights Consortium Sep 2006

The Designated Suppliers Program (Revised Sept '06), Worker Rights Consortium

Globalization and the Workplace

The Designated Suppliers Program is a system for protecting the rights of the workers who sew university logo apparel. Under the Designated Suppliers Program, university licensees are required to source most university logo apparel from supplier factories that have been determined by universities, through independent verification, to be in compliance with their obligation to respect the rights of their employees – including the right to organize and bargain collectively and the right to be paid a living wage. Licensees may bring any factory they choose into the program, provided the factory can demonstrate compliance with the program’s labor standards. The ...


Fair Labor Association 2006 Annual Public Report, Jorge Perez-Lopez, John Ruggie Sep 2006

Fair Labor Association 2006 Annual Public Report, Jorge Perez-Lopez, John Ruggie

Globalization and the Workplace

Introduction concerns effects of globalization. Examines changes from 2005-2006 as companies are encouraged to move towards self compliance, with a concentration on corporate responsibility. Data is broken down by company.


Gag Order Placed On Indian Labour Support Organisations, Clean Clothes Campaign Aug 2006

Gag Order Placed On Indian Labour Support Organisations, Clean Clothes Campaign

Globalization and the Workplace

The article highlights the efforts of Fibres and Fabrics International and its subsidiary to prevent, through a court order, the exchange of information between international campaigners about company practices.


Interim Summary Report: Third Party Complaint Regarding Hermosa Manufacturing, El Salvador, Fair Labor Association Aug 2006

Interim Summary Report: Third Party Complaint Regarding Hermosa Manufacturing, El Salvador, Fair Labor Association

Freedom of Association

Interim summary report detailing workers’ rights violations at Hermosa Manufacturing, a factory located in Apopa, El Salvador. The complainant, Christliche Initiative Romero (CIR), an NGO based in Germany, alleged that the factory had suddenly closed in May 2005, leaving 320 workers without employment. At the time of the factory’s closing, employees were apparently owed wages and overtime payments, and they were also not given legally due severance pay. Three FLA companies were allegedly sourcing from Hermosa: Adidas, Nike, and Russell Athletic.


Interim Summary Report: Third Party Complaint Regarding Hermosa Manufacturing, El Salvador, Fair Labor Association Aug 2006

Interim Summary Report: Third Party Complaint Regarding Hermosa Manufacturing, El Salvador, Fair Labor Association

Globalization and the Workplace

No abstract provided.


Fact Finding Report Of Violation Of The Rights Of Workers At Washing Unit Of Fibre & Fabrics International Pvt. Ltd. (Ffi), Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore, Garment And Textile Workers Union (Gatwu) Aug 2006

Fact Finding Report Of Violation Of The Rights Of Workers At Washing Unit Of Fibre & Fabrics International Pvt. Ltd. (Ffi), Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore, Garment And Textile Workers Union (Gatwu)

Globalization and the Workplace

Fact finding report conducted by GATWU through various social, human rights and women’s rights organizations and social activists on Fibre & Fabrics International (FFI), a private garment manufacturing company in Bangalore.


Construction Of A Col11a1 Transgene Vector, Cameron Mckell Beck Aug 2006

Construction Of A Col11a1 Transgene Vector, Cameron Mckell Beck

All Theses and Dissertations

Background: Cartilage disorders affect millions of people in the United States alone, with effects ranging from poor skeletal development and joint pain to shortened lifespan and perinatal lethality. Many of these disorders have their root in defects of collagen, type XI collagen being among the most important. A mouse model of such a type XI collagen defect is the chondrodysplasia (cho) mutant. Mice homozygous for this null mutation in the Col11a1 gene do not express the α1 chain of type XI collagen. This results in a functional knockout of type XI collagen, leading to insufficient skeletal development and perinatal lethality ...