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dc.contributor.authorBolle, Mary Jane
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T15:09:42Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T15:09:42Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-14
dc.identifier.other2088022
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/77500
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] This report examines three labor issues and arguments related to the pending proposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CFTA): violence against trade unionists; impunity (accountability for or punishment of the perpetrators); and worker rights protections for Colombians. Opponents of the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement (CFTA) argue against it on three points: (1) the high rate of violence against trade unionists in Colombia; (2) the lack of adequate punishment for the perpetrators of that violence; and (3) weak Colombian enforcement of International Labor Organization (ILO) core labor standards and Colombia’s labor laws. Proponents of the agreement argue primarily for the proposed Colombia FTA on the basis of economic and national security benefits. Accordingly, they argue, the CFTA would support increased exports, expand economic growth, create jobs, and open up investment opportunities for the United States. They also argue that it would reinforce the rule of law, spread values of capitalism in Colombia, and anchor hemispheric stability.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectColombia
dc.subjectU.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
dc.subjectCFTA
dc.subjectlabor rights
dc.subjectlabor law
dc.subjecttrade unions
dc.subjectfree trade
dc.titleProposed U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues
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dc.description.legacydownloadsCRS_Colombia_Free_Trade.pdf: 595 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationBolle, Mary Jane: Congressional Research Service


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