Received by e-mail, From: Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum ILRF, Date: 20 Sept. 2012
- Last week, Falcon Farms, a U.S.-based multinational flower company, illegally suspended 71 workers in Colombia for peacefully protesting the company’s failure to pay wages.
- The suspensions, which targeted only union members, took place after the union lodged an official complaint with the regional Ministry of Labor regarding the unpaid wages.
- These are the exact type of employer abuses the government of Colombia promised to address when it recently signed a free trade agreement with the United States.
- Take a stand against wage theft. Send a letter to the Colombian Labor Minister demanding that the union members be reinstated with the back pay they are owed!
Sincerely, Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum.
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