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L.A. City Council Backs Union Contract for Fresno Farmworkers
Business  (tags: corporate, business, Gerawan, farming, LA City Council, union rights, money )

Nancy
- 8 hours ago - latimes.com
The best moment of the day was seeing the workers' faces when council members unanimously passed a resolution urging Gerawan to refrain from violating the law and implement its workers' union contract.
Stop Selling Doll With Sack of Cash and Bag of Meth To Children - Petition
Business  (tags: Petition, Breaking Bad Dolls, unsuitable, are we serious, anything for a dollar, violent dolls )

Dandelion
- 3 days ago - change.org
Breaking Bad an adult program has violent content and celebration of the drug trade which makes this collection of dolls unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters.
Support L.A. City Council Resolution Backing Gerawan Workers ACTION
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, labor, Gerawan, UFW, human rights, farmer's rights )

Nancy
- 3 days ago - action.ufw.org
Even as state prosecutors press their case before a judge at a Fresno hearing over charges of flagrant labor law violations by Gerawan Farming Inc., hundreds of Gerawan workers from Fresno County and L.A. supporters will press at City Hall for this...
Tell Walmart: Don't Take Away Employee Health Insurance - ForceChange
Business  (tags: wal-mart, abuse, ethics, human rights, health care, Workers rights )

Beverly
- 9 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this petition to demand that Walmart give back the basic right of health care to the employees that it relies on to continue running.
World Food Day 2014 Toasts Family Farmers
Business  (tags: family farming, World Food Day, economy, ecosystems, globalwarming, food, health, family )

Nancy
- 8 days ago - foodtank.com
Today, the world puts 500 million family farmers in the spotlight in observance of World Food Day 2014. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognized family farmers as central to solving global hunger and malnutrition.
Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Now Wants To Disrupt The Nuclear Energy Industry
Business  (tags: Peter Thiel, Billionaire, Entrepreneur, Investor, Nuclear Energy, Industry, Disrupt, Transatomic Power )

Brian
- 11 days ago - businessinsider.com
"Thiel is one of the most prominent investors and tech visionaries in the world, with a net worth in excess of $2.2 billion. His previous investments include Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp, and SpaceX."
EBay: It's Time to Say "Bye Now" to ALEC ACTION
Business  (tags: EBay, ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Committee, stand your ground laws, pay to play, ethics, business, corporate )

Nancy
- 12 days ago - act.standuptoalec.org
This week eBay told reporters it had no plans to end its ALEC membership and would continue its cozy relationship with a group that allows our democracy to be sold to the highest bidder - like any other item on eBay's online auction site.
Acquisition of Africa's SeedCo By Monsanto, Groupe Limagrain: Neo-Colonial Occupation of Africa's Seed Systems
Business  (tags: Monsanto, seed companies, Limagrain, Africa, Sustainable Development, threatened, agriculture, business, environment )

Evelyn
- 15 days ago - afsafrica.org
The encroachment of the international seed industry, which focuses almost exclusively on genetically uniform varieties, takes us further away from a vision of local crop R&D and closer to neo-colonialism of Africa's food systems.
World Intellectual Property Organization Fires Staff Union President ACTION
Business  (tags: World Intellectual Property Organization, corporate, whistle blower, unions, labor, business )

Nancy
- 16 days ago - labourstartcampaigns.net
As a UN agency, you'd expect WIPO to lead by example in respecting workers' rights. Instead, WIPO's boss has chosen to sack the staff union's president, who was seen to be a troublemaker.
U.S. Farmers Latest to Sue Syngenta Over GMO Corn Rejected By China
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, farming, genetic engineering, GMOs, lies, money, Syngenta, world )

Kathy
- 17 days ago - reuters.com
Farmers from the biggest U.S. corn-growing states have sued Syngenta AG over sales of genetically modified corn seed not approved by China, joining global exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company.
 
 
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