Tim Newman, Campaigns Assistant, International Labor Rights Forum
I just returned from a trip to West Africa, including Liberia. During my trip to Liberia, I was able to meet the newly elected and recognized leadership of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia, talk with Liberian members of the Stop Firestone Coalition and visit the Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia. I saw first hand how Firestone continues to exploit workers, use child labor and harm the environment on their rubber plantation. I also was inspired by the incredible organizing workers have been doing to protect their rights and there is a lot we can do in the U.S. to stand in solidarity with these workers.
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