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Kroger, Walmart, Albertsons Among Top Grocers Supporting Ethical Charter for Produce Industry

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A new framework for responsible practices in fresh produce and floral supply chains has been unveiled in a joint partnership between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association, and several of the industry's top grocers have voiced their support for the undertaking.

Engineering and Construction Companies Employing Over 400,000 Launch Global Principles on Worker Welfare

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LONDON, June 27, 2018  /3BL Media/ — A group of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies have launched the Building Responsibly Worker Welfare Principles to promote the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.

Developed through the Building Responsibly business coalition, the 10 Principles establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry.  

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Colleen Fewer Lives by Labor Movement Values

2017 Labor Studies Scholarship Recipient Profiles
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Since 2015 the Major League Baseball Players Trust has annually awarded a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies to five deserving law or graduate school students pursuing careers aimed at protecting and defending workers' rights. The Michael Weiner Scholarship for LaborStudies was established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association's late executive director.

This is the second of a five-part series that takes a look at each of the 2017 winners.

The State of Sustainable Business in 2016: Results from the BSR/GlobeScan Survey

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By Laura Gitman, Vice President, BSR

When we created the theme for this year’s BSR Conference—Be Bold—I’m not sure we realized how appropriate it would be. Yet, as I reviewed the results of our eighth annual BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey 2016, the need for a recommitment to bold direction and bold action became quite apparent.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Winners Announced

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Besides his family, former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner was most passionate about employees’ workplace rights.

The employees he represented first as a union staff lawyer then general counsel and finally executive director happened to be professional baseball players, but Weiner felt strongly about all workers’ having a voice in the workplace.

RAGS Project to Reduce Gender Discrimination in India

This 3 year program in garment factories is a humble effort to change the lives of women and to help establish a communications platform for workers and managers
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Since 2010, SAI's RAGS Project to reduce gender discrimination in the Indian ready-made garment sector has operated in factories in three cities- Bangalore, New Delhi and Tirupur.

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