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[Kentucky] US Smokeless Tobacco employees donate $55K to local charities

Employees at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company gathered early Friday morning to see seven regional nonprofit organizations receive a total of $55,000 in donations from the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund. “From what I’ve been told, this is the only
Kentucky New Era
added Aug 23, 2014 11:16

[North Carolina] Lorillard sends employees memo about proposed sale to Reynolds American

Lorillard Tobacco Co. has made its initial communication to its 2,900 employees about what to expect if federal regulators approve Reynolds American Inc.’s $27.4 billion purchase of the company. The complicated deal, which involves two U.S. and two Briti
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 11, 2014 13:10

[Malta] 'Should smokers with lung cancer not be given sick leave?' -GWU on MEA proposal

General Workers' Union secretary-general Tony Zarb today blasted the Malta Employers’ Association’s proposal to rule out self-inflicted conditions like hangovers, sports injuries and cosmetic surgery as reasons for taking sick leave.
Malta Independent (mt)
added Aug 7, 2014 11:24

[UK] Delegation to visit North Carolina tobacco fields

A fact-finding delegation that includes a congresswoman from Ohio and two members of the British Parliament are visiting North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 29, 2014 16:14
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[UK, North Carolina, Ohio] FLOC, British reps vow to fight for workers

A Toledo-based union vowed to fight for tobacco field workers who live and labor largely hidden from view — an underground world of deep poverty and grim conditions ...pledged to take the fight for farm worker reforms to their home country. They plan to
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jul 28, 2014 22:17

US Child Workers Sickened from Picking Nicotine-Filled Tobacco Leaves

Despite strict laws to protect young people from using tobacco products, children as young as 7 harvest the crop and often get nicotine poisoning in the process.
Healthline Networks
added Jul 27, 2014 19:00

[North Carolina] Reynolds' strategy: Transform an industry

"I am absolutely confident that our journey to transforming the tobacco industry is enhanced by this transaction. "After 139 years operating in the Triad, Reynolds American remains committed to the region and to continuing to be an engine for regional ec
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 20, 2014 10:16

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Van De MERWE: Tobacco growers take stand against child labour

First, ITGA did not say child labour is “rampant” in the tobacco sector; and second, ITGA acknowledges the existence of child labour – which is actually what was stated by myself, in my capacity as president of the association, and which was supported by
Newsday (zw)
added Jul 16, 2014 21:49

Players may consider tobacco ban discussion in '16

Major League Baseball players say they may consider whether to discuss a possible ban on chewing tobacco when they negotiate their next labor contract in two years. For now, they hope individuals decide on their own to stop dipping. Players' union head T
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 16, 2014 21:13

[North Carolina] Tobacco town breathes a sigh of relief

Winston and Salem cigarettes will no longer be produced in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, if Reynolds American's $27.4bn bid for Lorillard goes through. But the news came as a relief to the city, which had been braced for worse news.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 16, 2014 08:44
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