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Samsung Investigating Child Labor Allegations
2012-08-09 04:56:55

Samsung will be looking into allegations made by China Labor Watch that one of its manufacturers employs underage workers at one of its factories.

2011-03-03 08:10:00

NEW YORK and PITTSBURGH, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Institute for Global Labour & Human Rights (formerly National Labor Committee) is releasing a new in-depth report "Dirty Parts/Where Lost Fingers Come Cheap: Ford in China." which documents worker rights violations--including workers maimed when factory management turned off critical safety equipment--at the Yuwei Plastics and Hardware Products company in Dongguan, China.

2010-06-29 09:26:00

Producing for Whirlpool, GE, HP, IBM PITTSBURGH, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Labor Committee is releasing a 30-page report documenting the illegal and harsh sweatshop conditions at the Jabil Circuit factory in Guangzhou, China, where over 6,000 workers--many of them illegal temporary workers--produce hi-tech products for HP, IBM, Intel, Cisco and Jabil--all of whom are Board members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.