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[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
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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
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[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
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[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
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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
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[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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[North Carolina] Lorillard deal keeps Greensboro ahead of pack

Greensboro leaders breathed a tad easier Tuesday after learning there’s a chance the massive sale of Lorillard might keep many of the tobacco company’s 2,900 jobs intact, including cigarette-making, product research, sales and management functions. As pa
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 16, 2014 08:43
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[North Carolina] Lorillard chief: Most jobs will stay

Lorillard’s announced purchase today by Reynolds American, Inc. will have little immediate effect on the local company’s Greensboro workers and should end up being a positive thing for them and the entire community, Lorillard chairman Murray Kessler sai
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Jul 15, 2014 17:14
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[North Carolina] Reynolds could move closer to union

could have the ripple effect of moving Reynolds closer to union representation for its production and maintenance workers. Although Reynolds workers are not represented by a union, more than 1,000 Lorillard production employees are represented by the Bake
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 15, 2014 14:33
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