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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.


Adaptive Guidance: Effects On Self-Regulated Learning In Technology-Based Training, Bradford S. Bell, Adam Kanar, Xiangmin Liu, Jane Forman, Mila Singh Dec 2006

Adaptive Guidance: Effects On Self-Regulated Learning In Technology-Based Training, Bradford S. Bell, Adam Kanar, Xiangmin Liu, Jane Forman, Mila Singh

CAHRS Working Paper Series

Guidance provides trainees with the information necessary to make effective use of the learner control inherent in technology-based training, but also allows them to retain a sense of control over their learning (Bell & Kozlowski, 2002). One challenge, however, is determining how much learner control, or autonomy, to build into the guidance strategy. We examined the effects of alternative forms of guidance (autonomy supportive vs. controlling) on trainees’ learning and performance, and examined trainees’ cognitive ability and motivation to learn as potential moderators of these effects. Consistent with our hypotheses, trainees receiving adaptive guidance had higher levels of knowledge and performance ...


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.


Ilr Impact Brief – Wanted: Locals And Cosmopolitans For Transnational Teams, Martine R. Haas Dec 2006

Ilr Impact Brief – Wanted: Locals And Cosmopolitans For Transnational Teams, Martine R. Haas

Policy & Issue Briefs

Project teams operating in transnational environments are constantly exploiting knowledge that already resides within the team (internal knowledge)while exploring for new and additional knowledge that exists outside the team (external knowledge). A team’s ability to successfully acquire and apply relevant information depends largely on the input of its members. The academic literature suggests that individuals’ contributions can best be understood as a reflection of some exogenous characteristic, such as nationality, expatriate status, or work location. This paper, however, takes a different tack and analyzes team members’ contributions according to their experience as cosmopolitans (individuals who have lived and ...


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.


A New Alliance In New York State: A Progress Report On The Labor Movement’S Restructuring, Capacity Building, And Programmatic Work, Jeff Grabelsky Nov 2006

A New Alliance In New York State: A Progress Report On The Labor Movement’S Restructuring, Capacity Building, And Programmatic Work, Jeff Grabelsky

Jeffrey Grabelsky

The labor movement in New York State (NYS) has undergone a dramatic restructuring that is part of a national American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations program called the New Alliance. The purpose of the New Alliance is to build the capacity of local labor movements and to empower unions to help shape a region’s political and economic agenda. The restructuring in NYS led to the consolidation of twenty-five central labor councils into five area labor federations, each of which is developing the resources, staff, and leadership to help grow labor’s regional power across the state. This ...


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].


Reports From Different Clean Clothes Campaigns And Projects:, Clean Clothes Campaign Nov 2006

Reports From Different Clean Clothes Campaigns And Projects:, Clean Clothes Campaign

Globalization and the Workplace

A compilation of country reports on the activities of the various European Clean Clothes Campaigns from July to November 2006.


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.


Globalisation Of Hr At Function Level: Exploring The Issues Through International Recruitment, Selection And Assessment Processes, Paul R. Sparrow Oct 2006

Globalisation Of Hr At Function Level: Exploring The Issues Through International Recruitment, Selection And Assessment Processes, Paul R. Sparrow

CAHRS Working Paper Series

Much of the debate around convergence-divergence is based around comparative analysis of HR systems. However, we need now to combine these insights with work in the field of IHRM on firm-level motivations to optimise, standardise and export HR models abroad. A series of the changes are being wrought on a range of IHRM functions – recruitment, global staffing, management development and careers, and rewards - by the process of globalisation highlighting the difference between globally standardised, optimised or localised HR processes. This paper reports on a study of firm-level developments in international recruitment, selection and assessment, drawing upon an analysis of four ...


Clean Clothes Newsletter No. 22, Clean Clothes Campaign Oct 2006

Clean Clothes Newsletter No. 22, Clean Clothes Campaign

Globalization and the Workplace

Newsletter of Clean Clothes Campaign, detailing European campaigns and issues surrounding fair labor standards.


Ilr Impact Brief – Diversity At Work: Cross-Racial Bonds On The Job, Samuel B. Bacharach, Peter A. Bamberger , Dana Vashdi Oct 2006

Ilr Impact Brief – Diversity At Work: Cross-Racial Bonds On The Job, Samuel B. Bacharach, Peter A. Bamberger , Dana Vashdi

Policy & Issue Briefs

Diversity proponents argue that expanding the pool of human and social capital within organizations can sharpen their competitive edge. Researchers generally agree that supportive coworker relationships based on trust and expressive, self-revealing ties positively affect individual and organizational performance. But making the most out of diverse perspectives remains a critical challenge; cooperating, sharing information, and synthesizing knowledge are the processes that turn diversity into value. This study explores the factors that facilitate these all-important personal associations above and beyond what would normally be expected within racially-mixed work units.


F06rs Sgb No. 10 (Staff Pay), Barber Oct 2006

F06rs Sgb No. 10 (Staff Pay), Barber

Student Senate Enrolled Legislation

No abstract provided.


Are Early Investments In Computer Skills Rewarded In The Labor Market? , Ferran Mane, John H. Bishop Oct 2006

Are Early Investments In Computer Skills Rewarded In The Labor Market? , Ferran Mane, John H. Bishop

CAHRS Working Paper Series

The paper assesses the relationship between investments in computer skills by adolescents and earnings at age 26. The heaviest investors earned 9 to 16 percent more than otherwise equivalent NELS-88 classmates. The payoff to early computer skills was substantial in jobs involving intense and complex uses of computers; negligible when computers were not used at work. It was non-gaming use of computers outside of school that enhanced future earnings, not playing video/computer games—which lowered earnings. Children in low SES families invested less in computer skills and thus benefited less from the job opportunities generated by the digital revolution.


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.