These Roses Have Thorns: Flower Workers and US Free Trade with Colombia
Witness for Peace-Upper Midwest and the Global Awareness Lecture Series host two speakers to discuss the human rights crisis in the Colombian flower industry. Flowers are one of Colombia's biggest exports (with 76% imported to the US) - and a priority sector in the Labor Action Plan created as part of the US Free Trade Agreement; US consumers and tax payers have a direct relationship to Colombian flower growers, and their working conditions. Representatives of this industry Josefa Gómez and Leonardo Luna Alzate share their perspectives.
Gomez, Josefa and Luna Alzate, Leonardo, "These Roses Have Thorns: Flower Workers and US Free Trade with Colombia" (2014). Global Awareness Lectures. 9.