U.S. Flower Company Steals Wages from Colombian Workers
In September 2012, Falcon Farms, a U.S.-based multinational flower company, illegally suspended 71 workers in Colombia for peacefully protesting the company’s failure to pay wages. The suspensions, which targeted only union members, took place after the union lodged an official complaint with the regional Ministry of Labor regarding the unpaid wages. These are the exact type of employer abuses the government of Colombia promised to address when it recently signed a free trade agreement with the United States.
Take a stand against wage theft. Send a letter to the Colombian Labor Minister and Falcon Farms demanding that the union members be reinstated with the back pay they are owed!