Colombia: Union sues U.S.-based Drummond mining company, alleging it hired rightwing paramilitaries to abduct, torture & kill 3 union leaders

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4 April 2003

company website: Drummond Company Inc.

Author: Drummond Company

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17 March 2002

Colombia: Union sues U.S. coal company

Author: Americas.org

On March 14, the Union of Workers of the Mining and Energy Industry of Colombia (Sintramienergetica) filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. federal court in Birmingham, Alabama, against the Alabama-based Drummond mining company and its owner, Garry Drummond...Sintramienergetica charges the mining company with having hired rightwing paramilitaries to abduct, torture and kill three of the union’s leaders in 2001 as part of a plan to stop other Drummond employees from joining the union.

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