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Agriculture Workers Alliance Bits and Bites!!! 3(5)

Date

2010

Authors

Agriculture Workers Alliance

Abstract

AWA and UFCW Canada continue to work with No One is Illegal – Toronto and other community organizations to promote fair treatment of migrant workers.

David Bacon’s new book, Illegal People – How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants is a must read to understand many of the issues surrounding migrant workers in the United States (U.S.).

Series title

AWA E-News

Responsible institution

Agriculture Workers Alliance

Full text

AWA and UFCW Canada part of “The City is a Sweatshop 2010” Event

AWA and UFCW Canada continue to work with No One is Illegal – Toronto and other community organizations to promote fair treatment of migrant workers.

Hence the AWA and UFCW Canada invite you to be part of No One Is Illegal-Toronto days of education, community building and idea sharing, ‘The City is a Sweatshop’, from March 19-21, 2010.

You can visit No One is Illegal – Toronto web site for more details of this important event.

New book by David Bacon a must read!

David Bacon’s new book, Illegal People – How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants is a must read to understand many of the issues surrounding migrant workers in the United States (U.S.). Although not pointed out in the book, many readers will find that many of the same issues are similar to those currently being felt here in Canada as well.

In particular, Bacon’s new book analyzes NAFTA’s corporate tilt as a cause of displacement and migration from Mexico and shows how criminalizing immigrant labour benefits employers.

Bacon powerfully traces the development of illegal status back to slavery and shows the human cost of treating the indispensable labour of millions of migrants – and the migrants themselves – as illegal.

For more about David Bacon’s work visit his web site.

If you would like to purchase the book follow this link. You can also watch David Bacon talk about his latest book (1:23:05 hrs.).

International Women’s Day is coming up!

So, mark your calendar for Saturday March 6, 2010. International Women’s Day 2010 is being organized by the Women Working with Immigrant Women, labour movement and community organizations too many to mention. For those wanting to attend this important event here is the information:

Rally 11:00 a.m.
March 1:00 p.m.

Start at OISE Auditorium
252 Bloor Street West
(St. George Subway Station)
Fair 1:30 p.m.
Ryerson University
55 Gould Street

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Economic sectors

Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, and Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing

Target groups

Public awareness

Geographical focuses

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, British Columbia, Other provinces, Federal, Nova Scotia, and National relevance

Languages

French, English, and Spanish