On Tuesday, August 13, Carlos Trujillo of the association of injured and ex-workers of General Motors Colombia, or ASOTRECOL, bound himself to a cross in front of the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá to protest GM's refusal to mediate towards a just resolution for their grievances, which include operating unsafe factories, refusing to pay for disability claims, and firing injured workers.
Joining the Real News Network to discuss this is Frank Hammer. Frank Hammer just returned from a trip to Colombia. He is a retired GM employee of 32 years and is the former president of United Auto Workers Local 909. And he currently is a labor organizer at School of the Americas Watch.