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

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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Health & Environmental Groups Sue EPA for Failing to Adopt New Smog Rules

October 12, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Señor Codo via Fotopedia/ CC BY-SA 3.0 There was a massive sense of betrayal amongst environmental and health groups after the Obama administration announced that it was delaying ozone (or smog) rules that would have greatly reduced pollution. Those groups, which include the NRDC and the American Lung Association, had previously sued the Bush administration for failing to take action in the same arena. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Controversy Over Bias in T.V. Show on the Green Movement

November 4, 2010 by  
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Photo: channel4.com Some prominent environmentalists featured on a t.v.

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EPA To End Climate Leaders Program

September 15, 2010 by  
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In an unexpected announcement today the EPA has effectively announced the end to its highly successful corporate greenhouse gas reporting program. Industry insiders are shocked and confused by this sudden announcement. In the announcement, Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy expresses appreciation for the efforts of EPA Climate Leaders’ members, which include companies like American Airlines, Applied Materials, Coca Cola Enterprises, and Symantec..

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Today on Planet 100: Steamy Metro Riders Heat Parisian Homes (Video)

September 15, 2010 by  
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Waterproof Ceylon Paper Pottery Made From Sand, Paper & Recycled Wood

September 15, 2010 by  
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Images: Ceylon Paper Pottery Regular ceramics are pretty energy-intensive products , though there’s a number of innovative alternatives (like no-fire tiles or crockery made from recycled post-consumer and post-industrial waste). But what about paper-based pottery? Well, the company Ceylon Paper Pottery has their tasteful version of fair-trade, sustainable and biodegradable pottery — made from waste wood, recycled paper and sand, without toxic chemicals or varnishes — and is actual…

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Fired for Commuting to Work on a Segway? No Way!

September 15, 2010 by  
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Image: pdsphil, Flickr Could you get fired for riding your Segway to work? What if it needs a charge to get you back home again so you plug it in to your employer’s socket? Of course, you cannot answer such a question without a little bit of context

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Real Life Flintstones House Lures Tourists in Portugal

January 6, 2010 by  
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The ‘House of Stone’ stands on a remote hillside in northern Portugal. Photo via flickr It’s a bit of a shame that the easiest way to describe this magnificent structure requires reference to a cartoon from the 1960s, but the way in which it incorporates its natural setting defies most conventional description

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