Situations in Colombia & Mexico Need Scrutiny, Too
United Steelworker (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released this statement today in response to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and U.S. Trade representative calls for formal investigation of worker rights violations in Guatemala.
“We commend Secretary Solis and Ambassador Kirk for beginning the formal process of addressing workers’ rights violations in Guatemala. This is the first step in the process, and sends a strong signal that the United States will enforce the law in this important area. Proper recognition and enforcement of workers’ rights are vital to the proper functioning of markets and the global economy ... more