Tell Philip Morris corporate executives that you demand
JUSTICE FOR COLOMBIAN TOBACCO WORKERS!!!
Philip Morris announced in June 2019, that it would close its operations in Colombia despite bringing in a net income of almost $80 billion the previous year. They claim financial hardship due to decreased tobacco consumption and the market for illegal cigarettes. The closings would put 900 factory workers out of jobs, and as many as 12,000 farming families would lose their livelihoods cultivating tobacco. The decision was made without securing approval from the Ministry of Labor and without preparations for retraining or adequate compensation for workers. The reality is that the corporate bosses and shareholders want all the profits for themselves without concern for the workers who make those profits possible.