Colombian Workers Stand United With U.S. Workers in Opposition to the Colombia FTA

HispanicBusiness.com

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven leaders from the largest Colombian unions joined members of Congress and U.S. labor leaders for a news conference on Capitol Hill today to pledge their continued opposition to the pending U.S. -- Colombian Free Trade Agreement, despite continued lobbying by the Bush administration and the Colombian government.

During the news conference, the Colombian trade unionists discussed the union-busting bloodbath Colombian union members currently face, including assassinations, death threats and violence against their colleagues, family and friends that have created a climate of fear for trade unionists, making it impossible for them to fully and confidently exercise their right to organize and bargain collectively.

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