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Taking the Plight of Injured ex-GM Workers to Shareholders' Doors
Paige Shell-Spurling and Joe Soto are riding up and down America's East Coast in an effort to get board members and shareholders to care about the thousands of Colombian GM workers who get injured on the job and then fired without compensation in Bogota

  August 7, 2016

Colombian GM Workers Engaged in 5-Year Long Protest
Frank Hammer, a retired GM worker from Detroit and labor activist, reports on his visit with GM workers in Colombia and their 5-year protest at the US embassy

  April 11, 2016

Colombia's US Embassy To Evict GM Protestors From 2-Year Encampment, After Worker Ties Himself to Cross
Frank Hammer: GM worker ties himself to a cross to get embassy's attention over GM's unsafe factories, refusal to pay disability claims, and the firing of injured workers.

  August 14, 2013

GM Rejects Talks as Ex-worker Enters 71st Day Of Hunger-Strike
Ex-workers and their supporters aim to pressure GM to negotiate with employees injured at auto plant in Colombia

  January 30, 2013

Detroit Autoworker Joins Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Colombian Workers
Melvin Thompson, a UAW local president, has joined Jorge Parra on hunger strike to support his bid to force GM to negotiate rights of Columbian workers

  December 9, 2012

Colombian GM Workers Back on Hunger Strike After Negotiations Break Down
TRNN exclusive interview with Jorge Parra, president of the Association of Injured Ex-Workers of GM Colombia. Some members have re-sewn their lips shut as they resume their hunger strike to the death.

  September 17, 2012

Colombian GM Workers on Hunger Strike Until Death Sew Their Mouths Shut
Thirteen auto workers in Bogotá, Colombia are completing their third week of a hunger strike they say they won’t end until General Motors agrees to negotiate with their demands. (On Thursday, August 23 the strikers announced that GM had agreed to negotiate. This story was produced in the days prior to this agreement. The full statement from the strikers is included beneath the video player.)

  August 22, 2012

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