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In the articles that follow, we will explore R&F’s history of worker mistreatment. This raises a fundamental question about Marriott: why are they partnered with a company that has this history?
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A review of lobbying records shows that Marriott has twice hired lobbyists who were already representing Taiwan’s de facto embassy in the United States, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO).
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China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism is currently investigating the cleanliness of Marriott’s luxury hotel rooms in China. UNITE HERE has offered to help by arranging a meeting with the real experts: Marriott housekeepers.
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GNC has recently concluded a $300 million investment agreement with Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding, which would see the Chinese company become the largest shareholder in the vitamin and supplement retailer. UNITE HERE has sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Gottlieb urging an investigation of the deal. In China, Harbin has been cited or sanctioned by government agencies for problems with its drugs no fewer than 6 times since 2015, and three times in 2018 alone.
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UNITE HERE has sent a letter to members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs outlining potential national security concerns regarding the company China Poly Group.
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