Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network
2008 Mexico Articles
Anna de Ita, Fourteen Years of NAFTA and the Tortilla Crisis,” Americas Policy Program Special Report (Washington, DC: Center for International Policy, January 10, 2008).
National Geographic "Mexico's Other Border." Feb. 2008: 60-79.
Roberts, Sarah. “Crossing the Line: Human Rights Abuses of Migrants in Short-Term Custody on the Arizona/Sonora Border.” No More Deaths, Tuscon, AZ, September 17, 2008. http://www.nomoredeaths.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38:goingtodc&catid=9:releases&Itemid=15
2008 Global Factory Reports
Anicama, Cecilia. “State Responsibilities to Regulate and Adjudicate Corporate Activities under the Inter-American Human Rights System. Report on the American Conventions on Human Rights.” April 2008.
Chan, Jenny, Esther de Haan, Sara Nordbrand and Annika Torstensson. “Silenced to Deliver: Mobile Phone Manufacturing in China and the Philippines.” SOMO and Swedwatch. Make IT Fair. September 2008.
Clean Clothes Campaign. “Who pays for our clothing from Lidl and Kik?: A study into the impact of buying practices of the discounters Lidl and KiK in Bangladesh and the precarisation of working conditions in German retailing.” July 2008. http://www.cleanclothes.org/ftp/LIDL_KIK_ENG.pdf
The Degradation of Work Solidarity Center. “The True Cost of Shrimp: How Shrimp Industry Workers in Bangladesh and Thailand Pay the Price for Affordable Shrimp.” 2008. http://www.solidaritycenter.org/files/pubs_True_Cost_of_Shrimp.pdf
FinnWatch. “Connecting Components, Dividing Communities. Tin Production for consumer electronics in the DR Congo and Indonesia.” Make IT Fair. December 2007.
International Labour Organization. “Working Conditions Laws 2006-2007: A Global Review.” Conditions of Work and Employment Programme (ILO), July 31, 2008. http://www.laborrights.org/files/work_laws.pdf
International Labor Rights Forum. “2007 ILRF Annual Report.” August 01, 2008. http://www.laborrights.org/about-ilrf/resources/1665
International Labor Rights Forum. “SweatFree School Uniforms Informational Packet.” October 01, 2008. http://www.laborrights.org/creating-a-sweatfree-world/sweatshops/sweatfree-school-uniforms/resources/1755
International Labor Rights Forum. “Child Labour in Football Stitching Activitity in India.” BBA and ILRF, October 06, 2008. http://www.laborrights.org/stop-child-labor/foulball-campaign/resources/1733
International Labor Rights Forum. “Sweatshop Solutions?” SweatFree Communities, October 10, 2008. http://www.laborrights.org/creating-a-sweatfree-world/wal-mart-campaign/resources/1753
Lawson, Aurora, Bjorn Skorpen Claeson “Subsidizing Sweat Shops: How our tax dollars fund the race to the bottom and what cities and states can do.” Sweat Free Communities, July 2008. http://sacom.hk/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/subsidizing_sweatshops_lr_bw.pdf
Maquila Solidarity Network. “Clearing the Hurdles: Steps to Improving Wages and Working Conditions in the Global Sportswear Industry.” Play Fair 08. April 2008.
Marston, Ama “Labor Monitoring in Cambodia’s Garment Industry: Lessons for Africa.” Realizing Rights: the Ethical Globalization Initiative, May 1, 2007. http://www.realizingrights.org/pdf/Labor_Monitoring_in_the_Garment_Industry_May2007_A_Marston.pdf
Merk, Jeroen. “The Structural Crisis of Labour Flexibility Clean Clothes Campaign
National Labor Committee. “Toyota: Auto Industry Race to the Bottom.” June 2008. http://www.nlcnet.org/reports.php?id=562
Play Fair 2008. “No medal for the Olympics on labour rights.” Cleanclothes.org.
SACOM, Pain Pour le Prochain, Action de Careme. “High Tech- No Rights? One Year Follow Up Report on the Working Conditions in the Electronic Hardware Sector in China.” May 2008.
Sethi, S. Prakash. “Mattel Inc. Company Managed Plants in Asia.” International Center for Corporate Accountability. October 3, 2008.
SOMO. “Mobile Connections: Supply Chain Responsibility of 5 Mobile Phone Companies.” September 2008. <http://somo.nl/publications-en/Publication_2728/view>
Steinweg, Time and Esther de Haan. “Capacitating Electronics: The corrosive effects of platinum and palladium mining on labour rights an communities.” Make IT Fair. November 2007.
SwedWatch. “Powering the Mobile World: Cobalt Production for batteries in the DR Congo and Zambia.” November 2007.
SwedWatch, SOMO, IHLO. “Improving Working Conditions at Chinese Natural Stone Companies.” January 2008. <http://somo.nl/publications-en/Publication_2459>
Todd, Lori A, Kathleen Mottus and Gary J. Mihlan. “A Survey of Airborne and Skin Exposures to Chemicals in Footwear and Equipment Factories in Thailand.” Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. March 2008.
Trade Union Conference. “Fair Play? The global sporting goods industry and workers’ rights: A TUC Fact File and activities pack for trade union tutors.” June 2008.
Weyzig, Francis, and Irene Schipper. Philips Electronics: Overview of Controversial Business Practices in 2007. SOMO. Amsterdam, 2008.
Wick, Ingeborg. “Aldi’s clothing bargains- discount buys discounting standards? Working conditions in Aldi’s suppliers in China and Indonesia suggestions for consumer and trade union action.” Suedewind Institut. May 2007. <http://www.suedwind-institut.de/downloads/ALDI-publ_engl_2007-08.pdf>
Workers’ Rights Consortium. “WRC Assessment re PCCS Garment Co. Ltd. (Cambodia). Findings, Recommendations and Status Report.” January 15, 2008.
Workers’ Rights Consortium. “Factory Investigation PCCS Garment.” January 15, 2008
Workers’ Rights Consortium. “Assessment re New Wide Garment (Cambodia). Findings, Recommendations and Status Report.” March 6, 2008.
Workers’ Rights Consortium. “Factory Investigation New Wide Garment Cambodia.” March 16, 2008.
Workers’ Rights Consortium. “Factory Investigation Jerzees Choloma and Jerzees de Honduras.” May 1, 2008.
Workers’ Rights Consortium. “WRC Assessment re Confecciones Mazara (Mexico), Findings, Recommendations, and Status Report.” SEPTEMBER 11, 2008. <http://browser.grik.net/workersrights.org/freports/WRC%20Findings%20and%20Recommendations%20Report%20re%20Confecciones%20Mazara%20-%209-11-08.pdf.