Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
Last night (Tuesday, January 29), the city council of Berkeley, CA unanimously passed a resolution
expressing solidarity with the workers on Firestone's rubber plantation in Liberia. The resolution was based on a recommendation from the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission which advises the city council on issues of social justice. Berkeley became the first city to pass a resolution related to Firestone's exploitation in Liberia.
Could your city be next?! If you are interested in following Berkeley's lead and taking local action to support the workers in Liberia, contact Tim at tim.newman[at]ilrf.org.
Keep reading for reactions and to read the text of the resolution.