2009 Global Factory Reports
Arpi, Jean-Paul; Feral, Maude; Fischer, Helge. Dole…Behind the Smoke-Screen..What Is New Since Our Report on the Company’s Plantations in Latin America in 2006? Peuple’s Solidaires, ActionAid, and Banafair. October 2009. www.iufdocuments.org.
Bacchetta, Marc; Ernst, Ekkehard; Bustamante, Juana P. Globalization and Informal Jobs in Developing Countries. International Labour Office and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization. 2009.
Bacon, David. “A Radical Vision for Today’s Labor Movement: The Importance of Internationalism and Civil Rights.” Monthly Review: Vol. 60, No. 9. February 2009.
BEST News. “Lead Battery Industry Training Course, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.” Occupational Knowledge International. September 2009, Volume 4.
Boggs, Grace Lee. “Detroit: City of Hope. Building a Sustainable Economy Out of the Ashes of Industry.” In These Times. February 2009.
Bush, Jason. “Russia’s Factories Shift Gears.” Business Week. May 18, 2009.
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre. “Response to Women Exploiting Women NLC Report: Kellwood Briggs and Nicotex.” March 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
Bybee, Roger. “Auto Task Force Outsources Jobs.” In These Times. July 2009.
Bybee, Roger. “Corporate America’s Counter-Stimulus Strategy: Firms Decide to Shut Profitable Plants While Spurning Buyers.” Dollars & Sense. May/June 2009.
Bybee, Roger. “Is U.S. Labor Prepared to Fight?” Z Magazine. June 2009.
Bybee, Roger. “Lessons from the Big Auto Bailout: Big Finance Counts, Labor Rights Don’t.” Z Magazine. April 2009.
Bybee, Roger. “Pulp Friction.” In These Times. January 2009.
Byrnes, Nanette. “The Factory That Refused to Die.” Business Week. August 3, 2009.
Centre for Corporate Accountability (Bangladesh). Obtaining Compensation for Workplace Death and Injury in Bangladesh. June 7, 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
Centre for Corporate Accountability (Bangladesh). Workplace Deaths in the Industrial, Service and Agricultural Sectors of Bangladesh, 2008. May 17, 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). Computer Connections; Supply Chain Policies and Practices of Seven Computer Companies. May 2009. www.somo.nl.
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and the Philippine Workers’ Assistance Center (WAC). Configuring Labour Rights; Labour Conditions in the Production of Computer Parts in the Philippines. July 2009. www.somo.nl
Citizen’s Research Collective on SEZ. The Public Price of Success; The Costs of Nokia Telecom SEZ in Chennai for the Government and Workers. June 2009. http://icrindia.org.
Claeson, Bjorn Skorpen. Subsidizing Sweatshops II: How Our Tax Dollars Can Foster Worker Rights and Economic Recovery Rather Than Fuel the Race to the Bottom. SweatFree Communities. April 2009. www.sweatfree.org.
Claeson, Bjorn and Dirnbach, Eric. Making City Hall Sweat: Using Procurement Power for Worker Rights. New Labor Forum: Volume 18, Issue 1. Winter 2009.
Clean Clothes Campaign. Cashing In: Giant Retailers, Purchasing Practices, and Working Conditions in the Garment Industry. 2009. www.cleanclothes.org.
Crotty, Ann. “De Beers Slammed on Botswana Mines.” Business Report 2009. September 24, 2009. www.busrep.co.za.
The Daily Star. “Victory for Safe Jobs and the Environment: High Court Halts Deadly Shipbreaking on the Beaches of Bangladesh.” March 17, 2009. www.shipbreakingplatform.com.
De Haan, Esther and Schipper, Irene. Configuring Labour Rights: Labour Conditions in the Production of Computer Parts in the Philippines. SOMO, makeITfair. July 2009.
De Haan, Esther and Schipper, Irene. Computer Connections: Supply Chain Policies and Practices of Seven Computer Companies. SOMO Paper. May 2009. www.soo.nl.
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. “For Immediate Release: Musa Garments and Allegations of the National Labor Committee Response of the Ministry of Labour, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.” August 7, 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
Feeley, Diane. “On the Road to Ruin: Bailing Out Banks, Smashing Unions.” Against the Current, 138. January/February 2009.
Feeley, Diane. “Saving Corporations, Sacrificing Workers.” Against the Current, 140. May/June 2009.
Global Action on ArcelorMittal. ArcelorMittal: Going Nowhere Slowly. May 12, 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
GoodElectronics Pauline Overeem & CSR Platform (MVO Platform). Reset. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Electronics Supply Chain: Occupational Health and Safety. October 2009.
Hamm, Steve and Herbst, Moira. America’s High-Tech Sweat Shops: How U.S. Companies May Contribute Unwittingly to the Exploitation of Foreign Workers. BusinessWeek. October 12, 2009.
Hazards Magazine. “Dangerous Leads.” Hazards Special Report, Summer 2009. http://www.hazards.org/lead/.
Hazards Magazine. “While You Were Sleeping.” Hazards Special Report, Summer 2009. http://www.hazards.org/lead/.
Hindery Jr., Leo and Gerard, Leo W. “Our Jobless Recovery.” The Nation. July 13, 2009.
Human Rights Watch. United Arab Emirates—“The Island of Happiness”: Exploitation of Migrant Workers on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. May2009. www.hrw.org.
International Federation for Human Rights. Childbreaking Yards: Child Labour in the Ship Recycling Industry in Bangladesh. 2009.
International Labor Rights Forum. Firestone and Violations of Core Labor Rights in Liberia. July 24, 2009. www.laborrights.org
International Labor Rights Forum. We Live Subject to Their Orders: A Three-Province Survey of Forced Child Labor in Uzbekistan’s 2008 Cotton Harvest. June 4, 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
International Labor Rights Forum. Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2009 for the Right to Associate. December 10, 2009. www.laborrights.org
Jacobs, Ken. A Tale of Two Tiers: Dividing Workers in the Age of Neoliberalism. New Labor Forum: Volume 18, Issue 1. Winter 2009.
Jacoby, Sanford M. “The Wreckage of U.S. Auto: Who Was Behind the Wheel?” New Labor Forum: Volume 18, Issue 2. Spring 2009.
Kazan-Allen, Laurie. Asian Asbestos Conference 2009. Report by the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat. www.ibasecretariat.org
Kernaghan, Charles. Is a Bargain on a Pair of Jeans Worth a Young Woman’s Life? President Obama Thinks Not. The National Labor Committee. May 14, 2009. www.nlcnet.org.
Kernaghan, Charles. U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement Stumbles: Human Trafficking, Abuse, Forced Overtime, Primitive Dorm Conditions, Imprisonment and Forcible Deportations of Foreign Guest Workers At the Muse Factory in Jordan. The National Labor Committee. July 24, 2009. www.nlcnet.org.
Latter, Ananya. The Struggle for Permanent Work in Thailand. Metal World. International Metal Worker’s Foundation. September 2009. www.imfmetal.org.
makeITfair. Out of Control—E-waste Trade Flows From the EU to Developing Countries. April 17, 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
makeITfair & GoodElectronics. Improving Labour Standards in the Global Electronics Industry: Defining Strategies That Work. Round Table for the Electronics Industry and Civil Society Organisations Report. May 7-8, 2009.
MapleCroft. Middle East Human Rights Briefing. September 21, 2009. www.maplecroft.com.
Maquila Solidarity Network. How will the global financial crisis affect
the garment industry and garment workers? February 2008. www.laborrights.org.
Maquila Solidarity Network. The apparel industry and the economic crisis: what is happening in the Americas? MFA Forum Americas Working Group session. April 24, 2009. http://en.maquilasolidarity.org.
Maquila Solidarity Network. The Crisis and Garment Production in Central America. March 2009.
McGregor, Jena. “Cutting Salaries Instead of Jobs.” Business Week. June 8, 2009.
Merk, Jeroen. Stitching a Decent Wage Across Borders: The Asia Floor Wage Proposal 2009. Clean Clothes Campaign, Asia Floor Wage Alliance. 2009. www.asiafloorwage.org.
Moberg, David. “Making the Feds Model Employers.” In These Times. January 2009.
National Labor Committee. High Tech Misery in China: The Dehumanization of Young Workers Producing Our Computer Keyboards. February 2009. www.nlc.net.
The National Labor Committee. “Metro Group Linked to Horrific Sweatshop Conditions in Bangladesh.” May 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
The National Labor Committee. “NLC’s Response to Recent Jordanian Ministry of Labor Report on the Musa Factory.” August 13, 2009. www.nlcnet.org.
The National Labor Committee. “NLC Urges Metro Not to Cut and Run.” May 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
The National Labor Committee. “Update: R.L. Denim Workers Report Much Better Treatment—Bangladesh Update: Victory at R.L. Denim.” August 10, 2009. www.nlicnet.org.
The National Labor Committee and the Center for Studies and Support for Local Development. “Update—Firings and Threats at the Nicotex Factory.” March 14, 2009. www.nlcnet.org.
The National Labor Committee. Where Ships and Workers Go to Die: Shipbreaking in Bangladesh & The Failure of Global Institutions to Protect Worker Rights. September 2009. www.nlcnet.org.
The National Labor Committee and the Center for Studies and Support for Local Development. “Women Exploiting Women—Women in the U.S. Are Purchasing Clothing Sewn by Women Who Are Exploited in Guatemala.” February 25, 2009. www.nlcnet.org.
Oxfam Hong Kong. Transparency Report II: Have Hong Kong Garment Companies Improved Their Reporting on Labour Standards? March 2009.
Park, Jungsun; Hisanaga, Naomi; Kim, Yangho. Transfer of Occupational Health Problems From a Developed to a Developing Country: Lessons From the Japan-South Korea Experience. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 52:625-632. 2009.
Parry, Simon; Herbet, Dominic. “Sweat-shop Labourers Paid Just £2 a Day to Churn Out £49 England Kit.” News of the World. www.notw.co.uk. 14/06/2009.
Plank, Leonard; Staritz, Cornelia; Lukas, Karin. Labor Rights in Global Production Networks; An Analysis of the Apparel and Electronics Sector in Romania. June 2009. www.goodelectronics.org.
Poyhonen, P. Legal and Illegal Blured: Update on Tin Production for Consumer Electronics in Indonesia. FinnWatch. June 2009. www.somo.nl.
Rosenfeld, Herman. The North American Auto Industry in Crisis. Monthly Review: Vol. 61, No. 3. July-August 2009.
SACOM and WEED. “Fujitsu Siemens Computers Does Not Take Responsibility for Labor Rights Violations in Their Supply Chain in China.” April 1, 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
Sepúlveda, Omaira Paez. 2008 Report on the Colombian Flower Sector: Labor Conditions and the Crisis in the Sector. Cactus Corporation. January 1, 2009. www.laborrights.org.
Schipper, Irene and de Hann, Esther. Configuring Labour Rights: Labour Conditions in the Production of Computer Parts in the Philippines. SOMO and makeITfair. July 2009. goodelectronics.org.
Singh, Suhasini. Richer Bosses, Poorer Workers: Bangalore’s Garment Industry. CIVIDEP & SOMO. July 2009.
SOMO. “Contract Labour in the Electronics Sector Around the World.” 2009.
SOMO. Philips Electronics—Overview of Controversial Business Practices in 2008. April 2009. www.business-humanrights.org.
Swanepoel, Esmarie. “De Beers Concerned Over “Distorted” Bench Marks Foundation Report.” Mining Weekly. September 23, 2009. www.miningweekly.com.
U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. 2008 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. Report Required by the Trade and Development Act of 2000. 2009.
The United States Department of Labor; Bureau of International Labor Affairs; Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking. The Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced By Child Labor or Forced Labor. Report Required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Acts of 2005 and 2008. 2009.
Van Huijstee, Mariette; De Haan, Esther; Poyhonen, Paivi; Heydenreich; Riddselius, Christopher. Fair Phones: It’s Your Call—How European Mobile Network Operators Can Improve Responsibility for Their Supply Chain. SOMO, makeITfair. September 2009.
Van Wyk, David. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Diamond Mining Industry in Botswana. Policy Gap 5: SADC Research Report; Bench Marks Foundation. 2009. www.bench-marks.org-za.
Vlasblom, Annelies. Corporate Geography, Labour Conditions and Environmental Standards in the Mobile Manufacturing Industry in India. CIVIDEP and SOMO. September 2009.
Weiler-Park, Dana. “Despite Jordan Denial, Workers Insist Israel-Owned Factory Was Sweatshop.” Haaretz Magazine. January 1, 2009. www.haaretz.com.
Weiler-Polak, Dana. “Report: Israeli Businessmen Running Sweatshop in Jordan.” Haaretz Magazine. October 8, 2009. www.haaretz.com.
Werner, Marion & Bair, Jennifer. After Sweatshops? Apparel Politics in the Circum-Carribean. NACLA Report on the Americas. July/August 2009.
Yates, Michael D. “Why Unions Still Matter.” Monthly Review: Vol. 60, No. 9. February 2009.
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