Workers Resisting Labor Violence and Exploitation in the Americas

Sunday, Apr 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Workers across Latin America face serious challenges – from marginalization in the informal economy to abusive hiring arrangements that deny them basic legal rights in the formal economy. These exploitative working conditions are compounded by targeted harassment and violence against labor rights activists and trade union leaders, who face increasing risks when they speak out against injustice. This workshop will discuss the continuum of labor exploitation and violence against workers in Guatemala, Honduras and Colombia.


Luciano Sanin Vasquez, Escuela Nacional Sindical, Colombia

Alexis De Simone, Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO

Gladys Cisneros, Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO


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