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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Samsung will be looking into allegations made by China Labor Watch that one of its manufacturers employs underage workers at one of its factories. The company has promised to send inspectors in for a special investigation to determine whether or not the allegations are accurate. A Samsung team will be sent off to a supplier factory in Huizhou, China to see if HEG Electronics is employing underage workers. Two previous inspections...

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. According to workers, 80 percent of...

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. The new report includes worker...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.