Colombia Strengthens Labor Protections To Back FTA

Law360, New York (June 13, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration said Monday that Colombia had taken a number of steps to improve its workers' rights in advance of a Wednesday deadline, allowing the free trade agreement between the two countries to move forward.

Negotiated earlier this year, the labor plan called for Colombia to beef up its efforts to prosecute anti-union crimes and do more to prevent violence against labor leaders in the first place. So far, the Latin American country has taken all the steps required by Wednesday — including setting up...
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