FIRED AND INJURED COLOMBIAN EX-GM WORKER JORGE PARRA IS RETURNING TO DETROIT!
JUNE 5-9, 2017
7-9 pm Monday June 5th
MORATORIUM NOW! Weekly Meeting
Special presentation by Jorge Parra
5920 Second Ave. (near Antoinette), Detroit
Accessible ramp at side entrance
phone: 313-680-5508, 248-470-0296
9 am Tuesday June 6th
GM SHAREHOLDERS Meeting
GM World Headquarters
Ren-Cen, downtown Detroit
3-5 pm Tuesday June 6th
AUTOWORKER CARAVAN Solidarity Reception
450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 964-9127
Other events are being scheduled. Please contact Frank Hammer to schedule yours: firstname.lastname@example.org, 313-680-3202
Jorge Parra, association leader of fired injured GM workers (ASOTRECOL) is traveling from Bogota, Colombia for a 6-city US tour, and will be in Detroit Mon. June 5th through Fri. June 9th . His arrival here will coincide with the GM shareholders meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 6th at GM headquarters. Detroit activists are starting to put together an itinerary so that he can meet with his supporters and present updates about the struggle by injured workers in Colombia.
The tent encampment at the US Embassy has now extended over 2,100 days. ASOTRECOL’s persistent struggle for justice has significantly impacted the fight by injured workers at the GM plant, and in other industries throughout Colombia. Colombian courts recently forced GM to recall 24 injured workers who were illegally fired. Proposed legislation to make such firings legal has been stalled in the Colombian congress due to public outcry. Injured workers’ associations are emerged and growing. International solidarity efforts have remained steadfast.
Jorge and his co-workers are a profound example of the protracted struggle justice requires. We hope to give him a Detroiters welcome!
Please join us!!
Long live International Solidarity