[act-ma] Take Action: GM Workers in Colombia on Hunger Strike

Jessye Weinstein jessye.weinstein at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 21:54:40 PDT 2012

Take Action: GM Workers in Colombia on Hunger Strike

The association of injured workers, who were fired by General Motors when their
bodies were disabled and could no longer perform manual labor, went on
strike a year ago, setting up a make-shift camp outside of the U.S. Embassy
in Colombia. They began a hunger strike last week. The fired workers,
unable to find work elsewhere, went on strike to call on GM to meet their
simple demands: reintegration into the workforce and medical care.

They earn no income and have no means of supporting their families.
Desperate for progress, four workers sewed their lips shut and started a
hunger strike on August 1st, 2012. The association’s president, Jorge
Parra, gave this rationale: “Essentially, GM gave us a choice: to die of
hunger or to die waiting for them to solve this problem.”

*They need your urgent support. **Thank you for joining them in their fight
for justice**.*
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