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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.


Empowering Senior Females By Utilizing Each Female Person's Voice To Create Desired Lifestyle Options, Icydor Aldale Mohabier Dec 2006

Empowering Senior Females By Utilizing Each Female Person's Voice To Create Desired Lifestyle Options, Icydor Aldale Mohabier

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Theses

Interviews of senior females ranging in age from 55 through 72 were conducted between September 2004 and April 2005, in order to determine what lifestyle options this group would like made available to them. The participants represented a sample of senior females who had different backgrounds, including culture, education level, and economic circumstance. Although all the participants had very different lifestyles at the time of their interviews, most were satisfied with their current lifestyles but wanted to change something about it. The research results indicate that there are three desired lifestyle options that senior females want: socializing, improving their health ...


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.


World Aids Day 2006 Dec 2006

World Aids Day 2006

Diversity Programs

Programs in Honor of World AIDS Day, December 2006.


International Social Work Best Practices Curriculum For Schools Of Social Work., Stephen Ulrich Dec 2006

International Social Work Best Practices Curriculum For Schools Of Social Work., Stephen Ulrich

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In 1979, the U.S. President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies stated that to function successfully in the next century, all adults would need more knowledge about our interdependent world, awareness of other peoples, and greater sensitivity to global attitudes and customs. Social work is deeply rooted in the tradition of promoting social justice and in the profession's commitment to concern for culturally diverse groups. It is increasingly felt that social workers must acquire skills and attitudes that will enable them to effectively intervene with clients from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. The inclusion of international ...


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.


International Education Week 2006 Nov 2006

International Education Week 2006

Diversity Programs

Lectures during International Education Week, November 2006.


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.


Linking Theory And Practice To Eliminate The Worst Forms Of Child Labor, Bureau Of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department Of Labor Nov 2006

Linking Theory And Practice To Eliminate The Worst Forms Of Child Labor, Bureau Of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department Of Labor

Globalization and the Workplace

The document is a compilation of research papers that “probe the physical and mental health implications of the WFCL and investigate alternative income generation strategies as an instrument for reducing families’ dependence on child labor” [excerpt].


Immigration Manual, Baker & Mckenzie Nov 2006

Immigration Manual, Baker & Mckenzie

Law Firms

[Excerpt] This manual is designed to provide a general overview of the immigration laws and procedures of various countries. Please note that the immigration laws and procedures are constantly changing and are subject to new policies and developments. Therefore, this manual is not intended to be exhaustive. Unless otherwise indicated, the law is as stated on 1 November 2006.


Native American Heritage Month 2006 Nov 2006

Native American Heritage Month 2006

Diversity Programs

Cultural Events during Native American Heritage Month, November 2006.


An Evaluation Of Attributes And Competencies For Manufacturing Engineering Technology Graduates, Loni S. Williamson Oct 2006

An Evaluation Of Attributes And Competencies For Manufacturing Engineering Technology Graduates, Loni S. Williamson

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine the required attributes and competencies required for a graduate from a manufacturing engineering technology baccalaureate program. A document called “Competencies of Manufacturing Engineering Technology Graduates” was compiled in October 2004. This document lists twelve attributes thought to be important for MET graduates: Leadership, Professionalism, Creativity and Problem Solving, Management, Materials, Processes, Quality, Systems, Design, Communication, Safety and Environmental Issues, and Global Awareness. Under each attribute is a list of five to seven competencies creating a total of seventy-three competencies for graduates of an MET baccalaureate program. This list of attributes and competencies ...


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.


Of Politics And Policy: Can The U.S. Maintain Its Credibility Abroad While Ignoring The Needs Of Its Children At Home?—Revisiting The U.N. Convention On The Rights Of The Child As A Transnational Framework For Local Governing, Cleveland Ferguson Oct 2006

Of Politics And Policy: Can The U.S. Maintain Its Credibility Abroad While Ignoring The Needs Of Its Children At Home?—Revisiting The U.N. Convention On The Rights Of The Child As A Transnational Framework For Local Governing, Cleveland Ferguson

ExpressO

The article uses the lens of the Convention on the Rights of the Child as a framework for developing solutions. It compares the world’s approach of using the underpinnings of the Convention to create the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This process represents a positive evolution in international human rights law. Use of the MDGs has met with some success. As a result, the article compares the U.S. go-it-alone approach with that of the collaborative model of the MDGs. Pointing out that child law is primarily state law, the article then discusses the ways in which local governments (cities ...


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.


National Disability Awareness Month 2006 Oct 2006

National Disability Awareness Month 2006

Diversity Programs

Lectures during National Disability Awareness Month, October 2006.