LABRST 1C03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Unemployment Benefits, Asian Canadians

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Strike 16; university of toronto bookstore part-time workers strike. Not everyone believes in values of unions. Strategy is important like going out on strike at a point in time when it"s important to them or it may hurt them. Chris is organizer for migrant workers and part of acla (asian canadian labour alliance) Connection between what happens in university and larger community. Powerful people hire lobbyists to represent their own interests but not for the majority. When organizing, need to check what privilege you have and doing homework about the situation or conditions people are in, and finally realize that everyone has the skills for this type of work. Restriction of migrant workers faced today are very similar to conditions people faced. Main reason why migrant workers were sent back was because they didn"t want black men in interracial couples, said black people couldn"t handle cold weather so they couldn"t stay here permanently.

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