Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running a “Sweatshop” in NYC

March 11, 2012 by  
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Last month, a group employees filed a lawsuit against Alexander Wang , alleging that the fashion designer was running a sweatshop in New York City’s Chinatown. The 30 plaintiffs are asking for $50 million for each of the suit’s nine charges, which include labor law violations, breach of agreement, and “unjust enrichment.” The lead plaintiff in the suit, 56-year-old Wenyu Lu, reported working 84 hours per week at Wang’s Chinatown factory, resulting in eye injuries and kidney stones. Wang, who reportedly earned $25 million in 2011, has denied the accusations. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexander Wang , chinatown , couterre , Fashion , labor laws , NYC , sweatshops , work conditions

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Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Sued for $450 Million for Running a “Sweatshop” in NYC

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Last month, a group employees filed a lawsuit against Alexander Wang , alleging that the fashion designer was running a sweatshop in New York City’s Chinatown. The 30 plaintiffs are asking for $50 million for each of the suit’s nine charges, which include labor law violations, breach of agreement, and “unjust enrichment.” The lead plaintiff in the suit, 56-year-old Wenyu Lu, reported working 84 hours per week at Wang’s Chinatown factory, resulting in eye injuries and kidney stones. Wang, who reportedly earned $25 million in 2011, has denied the accusations. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alexander Wang , chinatown , couterre , Fashion , labor laws , NYC , sweatshops , work conditions

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Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

March 11, 2012 by  
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Have you been avoiding Campbell’s Soup ever since you heard the reports of higher than average  bisphenol A (BPA) last year?  You might want to reconsider your stance, since the iconic soup company has pledged to phase out BPA from the lining of their soup cans.  After reports of the chemical presence in Campbell’s soups, which are highly marketed to children, the  Cans Not Cancer campaign was launched by the  Breast Cancer Fund .   Click ahead to read more about their efforts and how they’re paying off! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BPA , BPA in Campbell’s Soup , BPA in Campbell’s Soup cans , BPA in cans , BPA in soup , BPA-lined cans , Breast Cancer Fund , Campbell’s Soup , Cans not Cancer

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Climate Corps 2011: Getting a Green Team Up and Running at CA

August 30, 2011 by  
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Even if you’ve got the most motivated employees on your corporate green team, many companies struggle to overcome the next biggest obstacle: How do you set the goals to measure success, and gather the metrics to show what’s working?

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Virtual Companies Keep Running Through Irene. Is That Good?

August 29, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Xystance , used under Creative Commons license As Hurricane Irene breaks NYC rainfall records , attention seems to be turning to what its final cultural and economic impact may be. An interesting little lesson, which many of us who work from home will already know, is the role telecommuting can play in creating a more resilient, stable economy. In fact that is one of th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Turn Your Bike Rims into Running Lights: Aura and Revo

August 15, 2011 by  
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Project Aura: Bicycle Safety Lighting System from Project AURA on Vimeo . If you’re tired of regular ol’ bike lights, and appreciate a clever verb, check out these two ideas for illuminating your bike on the road, via the rims. One is called the Aura system, the other is called Revolights. Not only do they look cool, they allow you to be seen from the side, instead of just the front and back with traditional bike lights. Safe and sharp at the same time. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Our Cars Will Soon be Running on Four Loko

January 7, 2011 by  
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Image: Health Related Info I never did have the bad fortune to drink any Four Loko during the brief period of around four and a half minutes when it was legal to do so. Alas, the controversial alcoholic energy drink has been banned and huge shipments of the stuff kept from coming to market. But what’s surely a loss for college kids and aspiring rappers everywhere is the

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“Pictures Without Ink” Create Tactile Graphics for the Blind

December 6, 2010 by  
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Architect Keith Carlson is currently working on “ Pictures Without Ink ,” a new method of creating tactile graphics for the blind through the use of rapid prototyping. He’s worked on his project for the past 6 years and it is now in the running to receive a grant of $25,000. Click here to see a video about the project and vote for it! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: graphics for the blind , keith carlson , pictures without ink , tactile graphics for the blind

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Peak Everything: Add Peak Data To The List

October 20, 2010 by  
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YouGoods Eco-Invention Contest Draws to a Close: Cast Your Vote for the Winner Today!

August 29, 2010 by  
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Earlier this month, we told you about UncommonGoods’ open design contest, looking for the next great eco-friendly invention.

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