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9 December 2005

Firestone Finally Bows, Takes Step Against Child Labor [Liberia]

Author: The Analyst [Liberia]

The issue of child labor and modern day slavery are two key issues allegedly practiced by the Management of the Firestone Plantations Company (FPCO) [part of Bridgestone] for which several humanitarian organizations, including the International Labor...

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8 December 2005

Firestone sends memorandum to employees banning use of child labour - company faces a lawsuit in USA over alleged child labour in Liberia

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8 December 2005

Workers talk of hardship at Liberia's Firestone

Author: Katharine Houreld, Reuters

The International Labor Rights Fund, a non-profit group promoting fair working practices, filed a lawsuit against Firestone [Bridgestone-Firestone (part of Firestone)] in California this month alleging that poor conditions and pay on the plantation...

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22 November 2005

Firestone in Trouble Again in US Court for Practicing Slavery [Liberia]

Author: The Analyst [Liberia]

The International Labor Rights Fund...filed a federal lawsuit in the US state of California, alleging workers at Bridgestone's Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia toil in virtual slavery...Dan Adomitis, the head of Firestone Natural Rubber Company.....

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18 November 2005

Labour group sues Bridgestone on Liberia rubber plantation

Author: Reuters South Africa

The International Labor Rights Fund [ILRF] on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit in the United States alleging workers at Bridgestone Corp.'s Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia toil in virtual slavery. Firestone...relies on a poverty stricken and...

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1 July 2005

WWF, SustainAbility report on extent to which lobbying activities of S&P Global 100 companies are consistent with their social & environmental commitments

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1 July 2005

[PDF] full report: "Influencing Power - Reviewing the conduct and content of corporate lobbying" (free registration required)

Author: SustainAbility & WWF

[Companies with "systematic" approach: BASF, BP, Chevron, Dow, Ford, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard. Companies with "developing" approach: Altria, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Microsoft, Pfizer, Philips, Shell, Swiss Re, Time Warner, Total. ...

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19 May 2005
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Author: AFP

El líder oficialista en el Senado brasileño, Aloizio Mercadante, del Partido de los Trabajadores...consideró que las empresas que habrían colaborado con la represión del régimen militar (1964-85) deben asumir su responsabilidad e indemnizar a las...

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21 July 2003

Strikes hurt product safety

Author: David R. Francis, Christian Science Monitor

Strife-filled labor relations tend to damage product quality. The deterioration is sometimes so serious that "it would be useful [for consumers] to have products stamped, 'Made during a strike,'" says Princeton University economist Alan Krueger...As...

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4 April 2003

Company Policies for EEO [Equal Employment Opportunities] in Chemicals and Chemical Products Manufacturing

Author: International Labour Organization

[Bridgestone Australia, DuPont, Glaxo Wellcome, Helene Curtis, Merck, Zeneca]

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