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About ACLA

About ACLA

The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) is a grassroots collective of community and labour activists.

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Our Times Feature

Our Times Feature

ACLA was featured in Our Times Magazine. Read the entire article here.

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ACLA 20th Year Anniversary Sponsors

ACLA 20th Year Anniversary Sponsors

Thank you to the following unions for sponsoring ACLA's 20th Anniversary Projects and Celebrations

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Event: Anti-Asian Racism & The Pandemic – Solidarity In A Time Of Crisis

May 28, 2020 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. EDT. Watch the entire webinar here. Featuring: Tony Wong, Columnist, Toronto Star Jennifer Mak, Workplace Human Rights Investigator Elene Lam, Executive Director, Butterfly – Asian & Migrant Sex Workers’ Network Justin Kong, Executive Director, Chinese Canadian National Council – Toronto Chapter Alain Mendoza, UFCW Shop Steward, Cargill Meat-Processing Jollene…

Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) stands in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en peoples and allies currently resisting the attempts by the Canadian colonial state to extract natural resources and to infringe on the aspirations and desires of the Wet’suwet’en people’s on their unceded territory by poisoning their land, their water and destroying their way of…

2019 ACLA YEAR END MESSAGE

Dear ACLA Members and Allies,  As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, we take this opportunity to reflect on the activism, organizing and resistance that continues across Canada and across the globe. Protests across Asia are putting forth demands for democracy and protests locally have put a clog into the machine…

ACLA Statement on Cuts to Legal Aid Ontario and Community Legal Clinics

The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) strongly opposes the Ford government’s decision to cut legal aid funding by $133 million, representing over 30% of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) budget. ACLA also denounces the government’s directive to prohibit provincial funding for immigration and refugee law services. Canada’s refugee and immigration system is complex and nearly impossible…

2018 ACLA YEAR END MESSAGE

Dear ACLA members and allies, Across the world, the right wing consolidated their power by electing governments who used the threat of immigration to drive a wedge amongst the working class. Divisive and inflammatory rhetoric was matched with anti-worker legislation as these ideologues used fear and hatred in their attempts to dismantle hard fought protections for…

Joint Statement from the Coalition of Chinese and Asian Canadian and Quebec Community Members against Hate and Fascism

February 22, 2018 Chinese and Asian Canadian and Québec organizations and community members across the country are standing up against the rise of Islamophobia, and are calling for all Canadians to fight for a just and inclusive society that welcomes all people regardless of their faith, race and their immigration status. In particular, we are…

2017 ACLA YEAR END MESSAGE

Dear ACLA Members and Allies, 2017 became synonymous with ongoing international strife, political crisis, environmental degradation and economic turmoil. From Charlottesville, to the increasing gap in income inequality to the proliferation and ongoing threat of nuclear war, it would be easy to end this year on a negative note. However, amidst these crises there lies many…