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国际劳工权益基金会代表莅临劳动法诊所指导工作

Northwest University of Politics and Law - Labor Law Clinic Page
04/16/2009

2009年4月8日,国际劳工权益基金会代表Manfred Elfstrom先生莅临劳动法诊所进行了为期两天的指导工作,指导工作由汇报和座谈两部分组成。

汇报工作于上午九时在教学楼B座五楼劳动法诊所办公室举行。首先由诊所责任人谢德成教授向代表汇报劳动法诊所的基本概况:介绍诊所的内部结构和组织系统以及各部工作一年运行情况,肯定了诊所一年中的成绩和经验,也提出了诊所运行过程中的不足。

成立于2008年的劳动法诊所,是全国首家劳动法诊所。在我校经济法学院的大力支持下,具有全校最大规模的指导老师团队,其中包括博士、教授、副教授职称,律师资格的教师数人。与此同时,诊所会不定期的邀请法院、仲裁委以及社会知名学者讲学。迄今为止,已有近百位学员在诊所学习锻炼。谢德成教授介绍到诊所由培训部、案件代理部、办公室网络咨询部三部分组成,每学期34个学时,2个学分。诊所奉承“探究理念,创新方法,服务劳工,培养人才”的宗旨,通过案例研讨教学,劳工权益纠纷代理,劳工咨询等形式,实现服务劳工,培养人才的目的。诊所力求打破传统的教学方法,将现实中的案例引入到教学过程中,将劳动法理论渗透到实践中。

Economic Solutions: SweatFree Communities' new report and EFCA

Community Radio WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill
04/16/2009

Today we talk with Bangladeshi labor activist Kalpona Akter, who along with two of her colleagues were arrested last summer following their involvement in a movement to raise the minimum wage for garment workers in Bangladesh. The garment factory managers who have leveled charges against the three activists are major suppliers to Walmart...
 

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State Police Uniforms Being Made In Dominican Republic Sweatshop

Maine Public Broadcasting Network
04/15/2009

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Some of Maine's tax dollars are being spent on garments made in sweatshops.  That's among the findings of a study released today by the non-profit group SweatFree Communities. The report, Subsidizing Sweatshops 2, is the follow-up to a study released last summer into conditions at some of the factories where police and military uniforms are made.

Berkeley set to vote on sweatshop ordinance

San Francisco Chronicle
04/15/2009

Berkeley has built up a sweat trying to become sweatshop-free.

More than four years after the idea first surfaced, the City Council is set to vote Tuesday on an anti-sweatshop ordinance that has bounced around among three commissions, several City Hall departments and a host of community groups, as they've debated how to pay for and enforce the plan.

But the ordinance - which would prohibit the city from buying goods manufactured in sweatshops - could be delayed five more months or so if City Manager Phil Kamlarz has his way...

Warning on sweatshops issued in Maine

Bangor Daily News
04/15/2009

AUGUSTA, Maine --Anti-sweatshop activists turned out at the Maine State House as part of a national effort to warn about federal, state and local tax dollars being used to buy products made in sweatshops.

According to a new report released Wednesday by a group known as SweatFree Communities, more local and state governments are adopting policies to require government contractors to meet ethical standards...

Rights organization praises Lion Apparel

Dayton Daily News
04/15/2009

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DAYTON — An organization fighting what it calls “sweatshops” is praising Dayton-based Lion Apparel for its response to complaints about conditions in a Honduras plant.

In “Subsidizing Sweatshops II,” a report embargoed until today, April 15, SweatFree Communities said its research partners last year fielded complaints from workers, including “below-minimum wages, forced overtime, lack of legally mandated social security payments and pregnancy testing.”

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