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Asocolflores:

"You can give Colombian flowers to your sweetheart guilt-free"

Asocolflores, the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters, contacted The Washington Post this week to refute claims made by a representative of a nonprofit organization that Asocolflores argued “showed little knowledge about the cut flower industry in Colombia.”

“Colombian labor legislation is strict and enforced,” wrote Asocolflores President Augutso Solano, in a letter to the editor published on Feb. 27 (“You can give Colombian flowers to your sweetheart guilt-free”). “All workers have benefits that many U.S. companies don’t offer, including paid medical leave, 18 weeks of maternity leave, paternity leave and universal health coverage. And minimum-wage laws are strictly enforced, including wage increases for overtime.”

Read more at safnow.org (Sheila Santiago)

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