Document, Progressive Asset Management Press Release, 1997

Document, Progressive Asset Management Press Release, 1997

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Progressive Asset Management, Inc. used this document to announce that Disney has agreed to measures aimed at reducing sweatshop labor practices at the company. At the Walt Disney Company ‘s 1997 annual meeting, Progressive Asset Management, Inc., brought to a vote a shareholder resolution governing suppliers’ labor practices. Although the resolution did not pass, it received surprisingly strong shareholder support (39 million shares or 8.3 percent). Subsequently, Disney pledged to issue and post a contractor code of conduct and authorize audits and inspections of all contract facilities. Disney garment contractor H. H. Cutler then pulled out of production in Haiti.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
document
date made
1997
place made
United States: California, Oakland
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
1997.3148.01
nonaccession number
1997.3148
catalog number
1997.3148.01
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Work
Sweatshops
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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