Liberia and Nigeria Unions Act against Ebola

Unions in Liberia and Nigeria are teaching union members, their families and local communities how to prevent transmission of the Ebola virus and speaking out on behalf of health care and other front-line workers. The United Workers’ Union of Liberia (UWUL) and the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL) announced a joint action plan… [READ MORE]

Women’s Day 2014: Unionists Around the World Educate, Mobilize

Hundreds of workers from multiple garment factories rallied in recent days at the National Press Club in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where they formed a human chain and demanded equal wages, equal rights and equal dignity for woman workers in the ready-made-garment (RMG) sector. The action was among many around the world throughout the past week as… [READ MORE]

Oretha Tarnue: Mobilizing, Empowering Liberian Domestic Workers

Each day this week leading up to International Women’s Day March 8, the Solidarity Center will highlight an example of how women and their unions are taking action to improve women’s lives on the job, in their unions and in their communities. Oretha Tarnue, vice president of the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) and… [READ MORE]

Liberia: Decent Work in Law and Practice Key to Worker Rights, Says Union Leader

  • June 21, 2012
  • Christopher Berardino

In Liberia, unions are working to ensure worker rights are preserved and protected in the country’s rubber industry and beyond. Edwin Cisco, general secretary of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL), says his union is focused on three specific remedies for issues facing Liberian rubber and other workers. During a lunchtime briefing last… [READ MORE]