Monthly Archives: July 2009

Migrant Workers Retract From Union

PortageOnline.com – Its About Your Community – Migrant Workers Retract From Union

Last month, a group of migrant workers in Portage opted to de-certify their union, only two years after it was first formed.

The decision was unanimous among the 26 employees.

— note: Also see Mexicains says adios to union

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Disposable’ workers, far from home

Guatemalans can make a year’s wages in one summer on a Quebec farm, but who is looking out for their interests? Four months into his contract picking tomatoes near Shawinigan, Noé Arteaga was making as much money as the mayor of his home town in Guatemala – almost as much as the local thugs working for the drug cartels.

By CATHERINE SOLYOM, The Gazette

‘Disposable’ workers, far from home