Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
Last Thursday, July 26th, was Liberia's Independence Day, but workers on Firestone's rubber plantation in Liberia are still struggling for independence from abuse and exploitation. That is why the Stop Firestone Coalition sponsored a National Call-In Day to Firestone Natural Rubber Company headquarters. Hundreds of concerned consumers from all across the country called Firestone Natural Rubber Company CEO Dan Adomitis to tell him to:
1) Respect worker's rights, stop child labor and negotiate with the new union leadership;
2) Improve the quality of living and working conditions for workers;
3) Stop destroying the environment and redress past damage;
4) Stop the secrecy and fully disclose all Firestone agreements in Liberia.
Firestone was definitely paying attention! Keep reading to find out more about their reaction.