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U.S., Colombian Unions File Complaint Under FTA Labor Chapter, Levin Concurs

May 17, 2016 at 10:37 AM
The AFL-CIO and five Colombian labor unions on Monday (May 16) filed a petition under the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement alleging that Colombia has violated its obligations under the FTA to enforce laws that reflect international labor standards in the oil and sugar cane production sectors in five major areas. As one violation, the petition cites Colombia’s rampant use of labor intermediation, which are practices to prevent a direct relationship between workers and an employer that would bring with it...

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