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Workers talk of hardship at Liberia's Firestone

Author: Katharine Houreld, Reuters, Published on: 8 December 2005

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 amounted to virtual slavery -- allegations the company denies.

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