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26 March 2008

House ratifies Firestone Agreement [Liberia]

Author: Wellington Geevon Smith, Star Radio Liberia

The House of Representatives has concurred with the senate in ratifying the amended Firestone [part of Bridgestone] agreement...[The] House passed the new Firestone deal with Montserrado benefiting for the first time in eighty-six years... A plead by...

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6 May 2008

Firestone lawsuit (re Liberia)

In November 2005 a group of adults and children who live and work on the Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia filed a class action lawsuit in US federal court in California.  The plaintiffs made claims against Firestone (owned by Bridgestone...

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15 May 2008

News: Foreign Businesses, Organizations Support Disaster Relief

Author: Maria Trombly, Emerging China

Foreign businesses, organizations and embassies reacted quickly after the Monday earthquake with offers of aid and support. On Wednesday, General Electric announced a US$2 million donation...GE has mobilized local field support engineers to help with...

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27 June 2008

AFL-CIO Solidarity Center Honors Liberian Rubber Workers [Liberia]

Author: AFL-CIO Now Blog

The AFL-CIO honored the rubber workers’ union, the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL), with its 2007 George Meany–Lane Kirkland Human Rights Award for courage, innovation and leadership... The 4,000 workers at Liberia’s largest...

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1 July 2008

[PDF] The Liberian Civil War (1989-2003)

Author: Firestone Natural Rubber Company

Since the end of the war, the Company has already invested almost $59 million in improving the conditions in Liberia and intends to invest tens of millions more. Almost 1,000 homes have been built r renovated, and approximately 4,000 additional homes...

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18 July 2008

New Report Details Widespread Abuses on Firestone’s Rubber Plantation in Liberia

Author: International Labor Rights Forum, Institute for Policy Studies, Save My Future Foundation

A new report released today…titled “The Heavy Load: A Demand for Fundamental Changes at the Bridgestone/Firestone Rubber Plantation in Liberia”… exposes poor living and working conditions for rubber tappers, a meager pension system, barriers to...

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28 July 2008

[DOC] Statement of Firestone Natural Rubber Company on SAMFU Document

Author: Firestone Natural Rubber Company

The recently released document by the Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) contains a host of inaccurate statements and unfounded allegations. This is disturbing since, in January 2008, Firestone provided SAMFU with a significant amount of information...

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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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