Protesters at GM’s Detroit headquarters call on auto company to address injured workers at Colombian plant
- Year: 2012
- Length: 5:24 minutes (4.95 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Today, in Detroit, Michigan protesters are gathering at the headquarters of General Motors, calling on the auto company to address the concerns of workers at the GM plant in Colombia. There, former workers at GM’s Colmotores plant have been camping out in front of the US Embassy for more than a year. They say they suffered injuries while on the job and some were fired for organizing for their rights. On November 20, one of the former GM workers, Jorge Parra, restarted a hunger strike and sewed his mouth shut. Two Michigan auto workers joined Parra in the strike.
For more, we’re joined by Kevin Young, with the Washtenaw Community Action Team. He’s one of the organizers of today’s protest and joins us from Detroit.