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These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
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Search results for "labor agreements" ...
Dog Days: The city makes millions renting out park space to businesses -- and turns its back on labor abuses
New York City makes $60 million annually from Parks Development franchises -- the pushcart vendors in parks around the city. The franchises pay the Department of Parks and Recreation for the rights to operate pushcarts, but the Department turns its back on the mistreated and underpaid vendors.
The Journal reports that a number of employers have been certified by the Labor Department as victims of the free trade agreement NAFTA, and have become eligible for certain training and other benefits for laid off employees. But in fact, the story finds, many of the presumed 'victims' say their problems and the layoffs have nothing to do with NAFTA. "Even some who benefit from the program say it is on some way a political charade."
Extra examines opinions in favor and against the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), the extension of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is supposed to spread democracy to the countries in Latin America by lowering tariffs and opening their markets. The article reports on the ongoing negotiations among the 34 countries that will sign the agreement. The story asks the question, "Will President Bush insist on high labor and environmental standards like his predecessor, and if not, will his constituents make him?"
With little fanfare or press attention, corporate America has been quietly conducting one of the most sophisticated and expensive lobbying campaigns seen in Washington since business pushed through the North American Free Trade Agreement. The aim is to win permanent most favored nation trade status for China, whose vast market and dirt-cheap labor force attract big business.
The series explored an unusual agreement between the Justice Department and Arthur Coia, general president of the troubled Laborers'International Union of North America, to settle a long-standing racketeering investigation. The Journal-Bulleting found that while Coia has publicly denied mob influence in his union, he admitted in secret testimony earlier this year that, at a face-to-face encounter in 1989, he learned the Chicago Mafia was "running the show." (May 14, 31, June 11, 25, July 2, Sept. 18, Dec. 17, 1995 and Jan. 1, 1996)
The Nation reports on the high-dollar lobbying efforts being conducted in Washington, D.C., over the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA; the Mexican government and American Corporations eager to take advantage of the easing of trade restrictions and Mexico's cheap labor force have commenced an all-out campaign to see the measure passed; lists the former U.S. government officials working for NAFTA's passage from 1989 to 1993, with their current firm and their former government position and the number of years served, June 14, 1993.
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