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Jul 11, 2007
Focus: Business
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

American Eagle Outfitters says it cares about workers – its Code of Conduct requires contractors to respect the right of employees to form a union. Yet workers at the warehouse contracted to ship AEO clothing in Canada faced harassment and intimidation when they tried to improve conditions by forming a union. And American Eagle hasn't lifted a finger to enforce its Code of Conduct.
American Vulture - Boycott American Eagle

A majority of workers at National Logistics Services (NL applied to join UNITE HERE. Workers wanted a union because they had not received raises in two to three years, lacked a fair process to move into permanent employment, dealt with daily disrespect from management, and faced unfair policy changes, like increased hours before overtime is paid.

The same day workers applied for union certification, NLS management intensified its anti-union campaign, hiring a US-based labor relations firm that arranged daily two-hour anti-union meetings, hung huge "vote no" posters in the workplace, and mailed an anti-union DVD to workers' homes.

American Eagle is NLS's largest client and owned and operated the NLS distribution center until early 2006.
"We work hard and want to be treated fairly.We feel insecure about our jobs because of the company's intimidation. We need a union because we have no voice."
-NLS Worker, speaking anonymously for fear of retaliation
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Take the Pledge!

I pledge to not purchase American Eagle Outfitters merchandise until AEO enforces its Code of Conduct to ensure that distribution workers at National Logistics Services in Ontario have the right to join a union free from harassment and intimidation.
Signed by:
[Your name]
[Your address]


Take action: http://action.unitehere.org/campaign/americanvulture

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Posted: Jul 11, 2007 10:35am
Jan 26, 2007
Focus: Consumer Rights
Action Request: Boycott
Location: United States
  • OCA Calls on Consumers to Boycott Wal-Mart for Degrading Organic Standards
    Organic Consumers Association, Jan 17, 2007
    Straight to the Source
Six months after OCA requested in a widely circulated "Open Letter" that Wal-Mart stop selling Horizon and Aurora Organic milk coming from intensive confinement factory farm dairies, and stop importing cheap organic foods and ingredients from China and Brazil that could and should be supplied by North American organic farmers, the nation's largest and most ethically-challenged retailer has done what you would expect, nothing.

In addition, as the Cornucopia Institute has pointed out over the past two months, Wal-Mart continues to post signs in its stores that mislead consumers into believing that non-organic items are actually organic. Meanwhile Wal-Mart's friends in the USDA's National Organic Program have, of course, done nothing.

Wal-Mart's entry into the organic and fair trade sector has generated much fanfare and publicity, at great benefit to a company seeking to re-brand itself in the wake of broad-based criticism of its business practices. While seeking to improve both its reputation and bottom line by moving into the organic and fair trade market, Wal-Mart has systematically lowered standards for these products by squeezing suppliers and sourcing supplies from factory farms and overseas suppliers. Currently, the demand for organic products outweighs the supply, and Wal-Mart's entry into the market has only exacerbated the problem.

The popularity of organics for consumers has in large part grown from the knowledge among purchasers that products they purchased were raised and produced in a safe, humane and environmentally friendly manner and in many cases were produced locally or regionally. The industrialization of organics by companies like Wal-Mart threatens the ability of consumers to be certain that products they are purchasing are indeed raised and produced according to true organic standards.

Basta! Enough is enough. It is now obvious that organic consumers and anyone who cares about health, justice, and sustainability should stop "bargain shopping" for organic products at Wal-Mart and its Big Box competitors. Breaking the chains of mindless consumerism means taking into consideration that where you buy an organic or green product is just as important as what you buy. And please keep in mind that boycotting Wal-Mart is not just a symbolic gesture. Over the past year, as OCA and hundreds of other groups have shined the light on America's retail Death Star, Wal-Mart has lost somewhere between two and eight percent of its former customers, sending tremors through Wall Street and causing the company to lose sales and profits. In countries like Germany and South Korea, consumer rejection has forced Wal-Mart to close down its operations entirely.

So today and everyday please boycott Wal-Mart and the other Big Box chains. Whenever possible buy your organic and fair trade products from your local co-op or independently owned natural food store, or from your local farmers directly. For more information on where you can find organic and fair trade products in your local area, go to:
http://www.organicconsumers.org/btc/buyingguide.cfm
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Posted: Jan 26, 2007 8:32am
Feb 8, 2006
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Boycott
Location: United States

Break up with Google this Valentine's Day.

On Tuesday, February 14th join the No Luv 4 Google campaign and protest Google's partnership with the Chinese government in censoring and distorting the truth. More than just blocking access to "politically sensitive information" (as if that wasn't bad enough), Google directs users in China, Tibet and other Chinese-occupied territories to the wrong information - propaganda Beijing wants them to see.

We've created a special site just for this campaign. Visit: NoLuv4Google.com now to check it out!

This Valentine's Day, show you have a heart for freedom and human rights and no love for Google:

For too long western businesses have told us their presence in China would bring openness and democracy, but instead, China has changed our businesses to become more closed and repressive. While Tibetans and others suffering under Beijing's brutal rule look to the free world to help, most corporations and governments are selling them out. And now Google, one of the most popular and seemingly progressive Internet industry leaders, has sold them out too.

On February 14th, stand up for freedom and human rights and show Google that human values aren't for sale. Click here to take action now!

We know Google's not the only one helping the Chinese government. Click here to take action and tell Yahoo!, Microsoft & Cisco Systems you don't love them either.

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