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1 March 2009

Revenue Watch report: "Getting a Better Deal from the Extractive Sector: Concessions Negotiation in Liberia, 2006-2008"

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1 March 2009

[PDF] full report: "Getting a Better Deal"

Author: Revenue Watch Institute

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29 January 2009

Super Bowl Halftime Sponsor Bridgestone Firestone Continues to Exploit Workers in Liberia

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum

This Sunday, millions of sports fans...will watch this year’s National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl Halftime show sponsored by Bridgestone... Meanwhile, the halftime show’s title sponsor will continue its long history of exploitation of workers...

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1 September 2008

USA: Corporate Equality Index ranks 583 firms on treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender employees, consumers, investors

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31 August 2008

[PDF] [full report] Corporate Equality Index - A Report Card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Several industries saw improvement in both the average rating and the number of top-rated businesses: airlines; computer hardware and office equipment; food, beverages and groceries; insurance; law firms; and, retail and consumer products... Of the 35...

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15 August 2008

[DOC] Response of Bridgestone Firestone to Save My Future Foundation statement

Author: Tina Gaines, Bridgestone Firestone

We’d like your readers to know that Firestone has completed and is operating a new state-of-the-art, multimillion dollar water treatment facility that re-routes water from its factory through equalization and clarification tanks and into constructed...

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12 August 2008

[DOC] Response to Firestone [Liberia]

Author: Save My Future Foundation

The Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) would like to take this opportunity to clarify a statement by Firestone [part of Bridgestone-Firestone] in reference to our new report about their rubber plantation in Liberia titled “The Heavy Load.”... Beginning...

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6 August 2008

Firestone management, workers' union sign CBA

Author: Onesimus Leigh, Star radio Liberia

The management of Firestone-Liberia and the workers union have signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement...The Secretary General of the workers’ union said the agreement is a milestone in the economic benefit for workers of Firestone Liberia. Mr. Edwin...

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6 August 2008

Firestone Workers in Liberia Sign Historic Contract

Author: Tim Newman, Intl. Labor Rights Forum & Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Studies

Workers on the world’s largest rubber plantation owned by Firestone in Liberia will sign a new collective bargaining agreement today…In Firestone’s 82 year history in Liberia, this is the first time that workers have been represented by [the Firestone...

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6 August 2008

Liberia: Rubber plantation workers sign collective bargaining agreement with Firestone

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