Labor Under Fire

Jul 19th, 2017 1:00 pm
Talk
JoAnn Lum

In recent years, hard-won rights of U.S. workers have been steadily undermined, leading to such abuses as wage theft and modern forms of slavery. Trump's anti-immigrant policies have only escalated these attacks. We are now seeing renewed struggles for such elemental rights as the 8-hour day, a fight that has historically been at the center of the U.S. labor movement as it speaks to the demands of workers regardless of race, gender ethnicity, immigration status, employment status, skill, etc.

JoAnn Lum, executive director of the National Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS), will present an overview the current situation of immigrant workers and workers in general. She will discuss the work of NMASS including their support for the fight for the 8-hour day, the SWEAT campaign in New York State for the SWEAT Bill to prevent wage theft, and the Justice for Home-Care Workers Campaign.

Sala Quetzal
La Biblioteca Publica, Rejoj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, 37700
Mexico