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SCHOFIELD: Report: Child abuse in the fields of North Carolina

Sadly and not surprisingly, any hope for action from the McCrory administration and/or the current leadership in the North Carolina of the North Carolina General Assembly on this issue is almost certainly a matter of wishful thinking.
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added May 14, 2014 17:20

[USA, North Carolina] VIDEO: US tobacco child labour criticised in report

Children have been farming US tobacco fields for generations. But a new report from Human Rights Watch says the practice is dangerous and in need of reform.
BBC Online
added May 14, 2014 09:57

[North Carolina] US: Child Workers in Danger on Tobacco Farms

The 138-page report, "Tobacco's Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in US Tobacco Farming," documents conditions for children working on tobacco farms in four states where 90 percent of US tobacco is grown: North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vir
Human Rights Watch
added May 14, 2014 09:55

[China, North Carolina] Meet the N.C. tobacco industry's best export customer

China, which has an estimated 350 million smokers, is its biggest customer, purchasing 80 percent of the state's flue-cured tobacco production, reports the Star-News. Tobacco remains North Carolina's largest cash crop, with farmers exporting about $766 mi
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added May 12, 2014 11:58

[North Carolina] Cigarettes going up 6 cents a pack

Cigarette prices have increased again, as tobacco manufacturers continue to test how far they can stretch costs before getting significant consumer pushback. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. confirmed Friday the list price was increased by 6 cents a pack for al
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 10, 2014 16:25

[North Carolina] NC tobacco farms grow in size, shrink in number

The changes are largely the result of the end of a Great Depression-era quota and price support system 10 years ago that drove consolidation of the tobacco-growing business. The 2012 census, the latest of a report that comes out every five years, shows
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added May 11, 2014 12:56

[North Carolina] Reynolds ($$)

The priority issue is the workers' right to association in terms of forming a union, and right to ask for wage increases without fear of retaliation. "They have been lukewarm about the issue, knowing that only when the workers themselves are fully at the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 10, 2014 16:24

[North Carolina] Debate over farm labor more civil at this year's Reynolds American meeting

shareholders have rejected numerous advocacy-group proposals since 2005, including the following: Creating a human rights protocol for the company and its supply chain suppliers. Phasing out “conventional” cigarette manufacturing. Reviewing Internet and t
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 9, 2014 15:26
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[North Carolina] Panel OKs nomination of RJR building for registry

The former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. headquarters has received the first key approval in the company’s effort to have it placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 9, 2014 15:25
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[North Carolina] Reynolds shareholders meeting goes smoothly

A civil exchange of dialogue, particularly about labor and living conditions of tobacco farm workers, emerged again Thursday at Reynolds American Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting. From several years, exchanges at the meetings were often tense and antago
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 9, 2014 15:24
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