US, Colombia Trade Deal Leaves AFL-CIO Worried

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Colombia's success this week in meeting a key deadline needed to move forward with a U.S. trade agreement has reinvigorated supporters while raising the alarm of the AFL-CIO, which warned Thursday that violence against trade unionists in the country won't disappear overnight.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, released a statement with what he called a “very simple” message to President Barack Obama: “Now is not the time to advance the Colombia free trade agreement.” The statement came a day after Colombia met a June 15...
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