Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

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City Comptroller John Liu called on tech giants Dell, Intel, and Motorola to increase their manufacturers' compliance with human rights standards. The New York City Pension Fund is one of the largest shareholders in many of these tech companies, and plan to bring the measure to a resolution at the...
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