AFL-CIO Keeps Up Fight Against US-Colombia Trade Pact

Law360, New York (May 11, 2011, 2:52 PM EDT) -- A representative for the AFL-CIO told the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday that the labor federation opposed the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, though U.S. officials said Colombia was addressing concerns about labor-related violence that have delayed the pact.

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro and U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Sandra Polaski touted the Colombian Action Plan Related to Labor Rights on Wednesday. The action plan was announced by President Barack Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on April 7.

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