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Tobacco farms facing new guidelines to protect workers

Tobacco farmers would be better protected from nicotine poisoning under new guidelines from the Obama administration. The Department of Labor is looking to prevent tobacco workers from contracting what's known as "green tobacco sickness."
The Hill
added Mar 28, 2015 07:07
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[Uruguay] HOFFA: TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

Companies are already challenging governments around the globe when they feel elected officials are holding down their profit margins. Tobacco giant Philip Morris, for instance, is currently appealing Uruguay's regulation of advertising on cigarette pack
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 15:13
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[New Zealand] Pushback against big tobacco

Trade unions are backing a proposal to stop foreign companies suing the Government over controversial laws. New Zealand First has put forward a member's bill to stop foreign companies like tobacco companies being able to sue the government for laws they
Radio Network (nz)
added Mar 22, 2015 17:40
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[Asia, India] Udupi: Bidi workers protest against ban on tobacco products

Hundreds of Bidi workers, beedi contractors, members of Centre of Indian Trade Unions and All India Trade Union Congress jointly staged a massive protest against central government's ban on tobacco products near DC's office on Tuesday, March 17.
Daijiworld.com (in)
added Mar 17, 2015 15:03
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[South Carolina] Birth of a Freedom Anthem

“Dear Brothers,” one miner entreated in 1909, “let us not drop that old song"...decades later in Charleston, S.C., when 1,100 black and white employees of the American Tobacco Company cigar factory struck for higher pay and better working conditions. For
New York Times
added Mar 14, 2015 17:56
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[North Carolina] Reynolds ask for review in employee suit

filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court involving a nearly 13-year-old class-action lawsuit...whether the fiduciaries of the Reynolds employee retirement plan “undertook the appropriate investigation into the prudence of remo
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 10, 2015 10:59
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[UK-Scotland] Hotel workers most likely to smoke

HOTEL workers and people who work in the food industries are among the most Scots to smoke, a new study has found. Research by British Heart Foundation Scotland found that well over a third of those who worked in those areas were smokers.
Evening Times (uk)
added Mar 8, 2015 10:04
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Reynolds American’s CEO on Merging, Managing and Smoking

Journal talked to Ms. Cameron about the factors that go into a successful merger, the ability to recruit young workers to a tobacco company and the future profile of cigarette smokers...Employees love the vapor. They’re proud they’re offering these altern
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 1, 2015 12:53
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[North Carolina] Tobacco union discussion rescheduled

“Tobacco Unionism and Civil Rights,” originally planned for 5:30 p.m. today, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 5, at New Museum of Winston-Salem, 713 S. Marshall St. Local expert Will Cox and former N.C. Sen. Earline Parmon will discuss the links
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 27, 2015 16:18
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Flight Attendant Union Celebrates 25 Years of Smoke-Free Skies

(AFA) fought relentlessly to achieve this major victory for our crew and passengers as well as the standard it set for workplaces around the country. AFA took on the tobacco industry and brought public pressure to prohibit smoking by raising two main co
PR Newswire
added Feb 25, 2015 20:13
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