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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 Executive

ACLA Executive

Meet the current ACLA Executive Board. These positions are filled on a voluntary basis.

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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…

2016 ACLA YEAR END MESSAGE

Dear ACLA members and allies, As 2016 comes to an end, we celebrate the victories that our movements have achieved and we rage against the increased injustice, xenophobia and racism that is impacting our communities the world over. Workers have fought and won significant victories across the continent. From recent labour victories to the fight…

CREAM OF THE ROTTEN CROP

CITZENS’ PRESS   http://cpress.org/leftnews/news-item-1482340055.52 By Mike Yam Year after year, there is inevitably some incident in the media where an individual or group of people are publicly called out for wearing racist costumes during Halloween or other party seasons. For example, we’ve seen plenty of celebrities chastised for wearing offensive, racist, and distasteful costumes. As if on…

CALL FOR BETTER CONDITIONS FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

The CARIBBEAN CAMERA   http://www.thecaribbeancamera.com/business/call-for-better-conditions-for-migrant-workers/ By Chris Ramsaroop This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) which brings migrant labourers from the Caribbean and Mexico to Canada every year. Today there are about 34,000 migrant labourers in the program in Canada. They are employed in every province except Newfoundland. Migrant workers are hired…

“STOP BREAKING OUR HEARTS” – MIGRANT WORKERS TO IMMIGRATION MINISTER

INDO CARIBBEAN WORLD http://www.indocaribbeanworld.com/archives/2016/february_17_2016/greater_toronto.htm By Chris Ramsaroop On Friday February 12th, dozens of migrant workers and community activists converged on the office of John McCallum, Minister of Citizenship, Refugees and Immigration to call for changes to Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (CSAWP). The action planned by Justicia for Migrant Workers was organized to coincide with…

IF I HAD MY WAY: THIS IS HOW A UNION WOULD COMBAT RACISM

OUR TIMES – Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine   http://ourtimes.ca/Features/article_449.php By Winnie Ng …………………………………………………… The following article is based on the talk Winne Ng gave at CUPE Ontario’s (Canadian Union of Public Employees) Racial Justice Conference in Toronto on January 25, 2016. …………………………………………………… If I had my way, when unions do anti-racism work we would always begin…