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31 Jan 2008

Dan Adomitis, President, Firestone Natural Rubber, in Los Angeles Times

Firestone chief fires back

With regard to Dave Zirin's latest comments, let me respond directly and succinctly. We do not tolerate child labor at our Liberian farm. If an employee even brings their child to the work site, they risk losing their job. No one, anywhere, in any endeavor, can guarantee total compliance with any rule. We do, however, guarantee that when we find child labor violations (and yes, we do monitor for them), they are dealt with. Any number of former employees who've lost their jobs because they violated our policy can attest to that.