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Former GM Workers (in Colombia) Sew Mouths Shut to Protest Work Conditions
Fox News ^ | 8/16/12

Posted on 08/17/2012 2:39:25 AM PDT by Libloather

Former GM Workers Sew Mouths Shut to Protest Work Conditions
Published August 16, 2012
Fox News Latino

Disabled workers from General Motors in Colombia have gone on a hunger strike and sewn their mouth shut with threads.

The workers, who say they were injured on the job and then fired, want GM to give them other jobs. The workers, who’ve been camping out in front of the United States embassy in Bogotá for three weeks, say if they don’t get another job, they will die.

“I have terrible pains in my stomach, my lips are swollen and sore, and I am having problems sleeping,” Jorge Parra, one of the protesters, told the Toronto Star. “But I will not give up.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: colombia; gm; protest; work
my lips are swollen and sore

I bet. Pic at the link.

1 posted on 08/17/2012 2:39:36 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather
And remember, folks, THIS IS THE COMPANY NOW KNOWN INFORMALLY AS GOVERNMENT MOTORS.

This is the plan for us.

2 posted on 08/17/2012 3:19:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (I love the Universe, and it loves me.)
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To: Libloather
Interesting:

Someone who sewed his mouth shut complains that his lips are swollen and someone who is protesting labor laws in Colombia wants General (US) Motors to make it all better.

Just issue them driver's licenses and get it over with.

3 posted on 08/17/2012 3:21:18 AM PDT by norton
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To: Libloather

Dear. God. What. Is. Going. On. ?


4 posted on 08/17/2012 3:30:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Libloather

Compare this to the taxpayer funded union indulgences that ultimately sacrificed dealerships and bondholders.

I avoid GM given the Obama stink.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 3:41:05 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Libloather
In the caring words of the primero Presidente Negra de Los Estados Unidos..."Put some ice on it."
6 posted on 08/17/2012 4:30:17 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Gene Eric

GM, General Motors is headed for its second bankruptcy. Car Sales here in the USA are dismal. Toyota, Honda & Volkswagon, etc. are killing them in car sales. Another Obama failure using “Our”, the taxpayers money, to prop up a failed business and labor union thugs!!!


7 posted on 08/17/2012 4:32:45 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Libloather

So. ...
No comment ?


8 posted on 08/17/2012 5:48:25 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: Libloather

Finally, a union protest I wish 0webama would join.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 6:43:02 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Libloather

Seems a little extreme, but this is South America, after all. Who am I to judge other cultures...

10 posted on 08/17/2012 8:45:58 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Samurai_Jack

I guess the unions think they have this all sewn up!


11 posted on 08/17/2012 9:59:14 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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