Editors' Blog

AFL-CIO rejects Colombia FTA

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Proposed Colombia Trade AgreementApril 06, 2011We are deeply disappointed that the Obama Administration has signaled that it will move forward to submit the proposed U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement to Congress for a vote in the near future.  In our view, the situation in Colombia remains unacceptably violent for trade unionists, as well as for human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations.