Proposing a NAFTA-style trade deal is bad enough — proposing one with the deadliest country in the world to be a union member is an outrage. The number of assassinations of Colombian trade unionists increased from 39 in 2007, the year the FTA was signed, to at least 51 in 2010. Things are getting worse, not better.
Read reports, fact sheets, talking points, statements, and more here, then use what you’ve learned to write to local papers, contact your members of Congress and urge others to act.
Below are two links that will give you some in depth analysis, one specifically in regards to the many false claims being made to support the US-Colombia FTA; the other is a concise and easy to understand discussion of why FTAs, in general, are bad for the US public.