Wednesday, 5 June 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Wednesday, June 5th, host Karma Chavez talked with Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera about labor, immigration issues, and the 1-year anniversary of the Palermo’s worker strike.
To quote Neumann-Ortiz, “Many companies are more focused on profits than people.” This reflects a trend across the United States, where corporations, instead of seeing their workers as an important part of the business, are only focused on the bottom line. Neumann-Ortiz and Chavez discussed the intersection of immigrant rights and labor rights in the U.S., including how laws to investigate working immigrants can actually further the interests of anti-union forces and ultimately hurt all workers. Finally, both stressed the importance of community support and advocacy to create change.
Stay updated and read Neumann-Ortiz’s blog.
Listen to the full show here: