Colombia's Labor Activists Still Targets of Violence

February 27, 2014

In July 2011, more than 5,000 Colombia petroleum workers walked off the job at the multinational company Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. to demand better working conditions, better pay and union representation. More than 4,000 joined the Unión Sindical Obrera (USO), which presented a collective bargaining proposal to the company. These brave workers faced down the continuing prevalence of systematic violence against labor and other human rights activists and impunity for perpetrators, to exercise their rights.

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