Walmart Stores Inc. v. Dukes et al

Background: Betty Dukes claimed sex discrimination as she claimed she was denied the training she needed to advance to higher salaried positions. Walmart argued that Duke clashed with female Wal-Mart …

The Limits of Supply Chain Responsibility: A Critical Analysis of Corporate Responsibility Instruments

Article inquires specifically around sub-contracting, especially what is a brand’s or a buyer’s responsibility regarding workers’ rights beyond its first tier suppliers. This article reviews 12 prominent CSR instruments and …

Promoting Fundamental Labor Rights through International Framework Agreements: Practical Outcomes and Present Challenges

Drouin finds hope in Global Framework Agreements’ ability to promote labor rights and increase workplace democracy. She documents several of these agreements, including agreements between the International Union of Food …

In search of decent work—migrant worker’s rights: A manual for trade unions

This 133 page manual is about strengthening the trade union movement’s capacity to participate in the shaping of migration policies, promoting sound labor migration practices, reaching out to migrant workers; …

Labor Markets, Income Inequality, and Globalization

This panel conversation (in 15 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol’y 475 (2008)) confronts how globalization has affected the distribution of wealth, and what policy mechanisms are available to solve …

Global Framework Agreement for Health and Safety between ArcelorMittal and IndustriALL

Global Framework Agreement specific to health and safety between ArcelorMittal, the steel and mining company, and IndustriALL Global Union. IndustriALL website, http://www.industriall-union.org/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2018/agreementarcelormittalohs.pdf

Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains of Global Brands: A Boundaryless Responsibility? Clarifications, exceptions and implications

CSR is on its way to globalization through practices and structures of the globalized capitalist world order, typified in Multinational Corporations (MNCs). MNCs are often challenged by the global reach …

Transnational Labor Citizenship

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 80, p. 503, 2007 This article discusses a new approach to regulating cross-border labor migration, through what Gordon calls “transnational labor citizenship.” Under this model, …

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain: An Application in the Food Industry

This journal article details Corporate Social Responsibility pertaining to the food industry. Although there is focus on other areas such as welfare, biotech, environmental, etc. – there is a large …

New Moves in Transnational Advocacy: Getting Labor and Economic Rights on the Agenda in Unexpected Ways

Hertel considers the problem of clashing interests between labor organizers in different countries. This article examines two case studies—a campaign against child labor in Bangladesh and a campaign against discrimination …

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