Migrant Workers

  • The Migrant Workers

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    Title The title of this research is “The Migrant Workers’ Effect on Labour Productivity towards Malaysian Agriculture Sector”. 1.2 Background of Study Based on Hoogvelt (1997:117-118), globalization can be characterized in terms of where the population is depending increasingly in a system. The phenomenon of globalization is impossible to be avoided and it forced foreign workers to penetrate Malaysian labour market. The strong recruitment of foreign workers in Malaysia is no more a new event for

  • Ethnic Migrant Workers

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    Current situation of Migrant Worker Migration is a term used to describe the movement of populations from one place to another, boh by choice and under economic and political forces, especially between nation states; however recently, migration is also used to refer to the internal population movements within a single country (Guo and Zhang, 2010). Migrant workers constitute China's random and blind population flow (Zhang & Yin, 2013). There is increasing number of people seeking employment in new

  • Work for Migrant Workers

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    Work for Migrant Workers Works Cited Not Included In the early 1970’s, by examining profit rates globally, it was determined that a falling rate of profit existed. The chief method to counter this problem was to seek out cheaper labor. Global factories were then created as the solution to this problem of falling profit rates. With the birth of these global factories, came not only transnational corporations but also transnational migrant workers. Therefore, why is there so much debate

  • Ethnic Migrant Workers

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    with cheaper labor. China's rapid economic development over the past thirty years has become one of the economic wonders of the modern world (Guo & Zhang, 2010). Behind the prosperous economic development, however, is the contribution of the migrant workers. Outsiders often view China as a rather homogenous country, but in fact the Chinese population is more diverse than it is given credit for (Zhang & Yin, 2013). China is a unitary multi-ethnic country. According to Myers et al. (2013), China is

  • Ethnic Migrant Workers

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    processes are intertwined with each other. The social result of marketization is enormously complex, while both the social mobility and integration increase; social stratification also occurs (Zhu and Blachford, 2012). In the case of China's migrant workers, west to east trend and east to west trend, the Chinese cities are becoming more and more diverse, transforming from a single-ethnic city to a multi-ethnic city, in which process the increase of social mobility and integration is shown. Another

  • Migrant Workers in China

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    the unsatisfactory conditions of the migrant workers in China and lead to increasing concern of the welfare of them. Therefore, the government should improve their working and living quality by implementing legislation and policies, reforming social security system and providing psychological care. This essay is structured into seven parts. The first part provides an introduction to the essay. The second one identifies the current situation of migrant workers in China. The third part talks about

  • Migrant Workers in the U.S.

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    During the 20th century, there was an urgent need for migrant workers in Florida due to several factors. Many migrant workers, my family, and myself included saw better ways of life in Florida. The term migrant worker is used to refer to individuals who enter The United States or another country legally or illegally as temporary or seasonal workers, typically in agriculture such as pineapple farmers, or in semi-skilled or unskilled industries such as hotel maids or waiters. My name is John O

  • Ethnic Migrant Workers

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    East to West--- Han migrant worker in the ethnic minority areas According to Guo and Zhang (2010), who state that "Internal migration is not new in China; in Chinese history, migration was often used as a strategy to populate and develop remote areas of China, especially northeast and northwest", the east to west migration has existed for a long time. Examples are provided as millions of migrants moved to the empty lands of northeast China from populous Shandong Province in 1949, so currently, a

  • Migrant Workers in China

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    Hong Xia is one of the 250 million migrants in China’s growing economy. These migrant workers are the people who support China’s whole economy, without them China will not be where it is now. Although they are crucial in China’s growth, migrant workers are treated with disrespect. Chen Hong Xia is one of the ‘luckier’ migrant workers. She was able to work her way out of poverty into a better future. There are many similarities between Chen Hong Xia and most migrants in China, but there are also many

  • Accomplishments of The Justicia for Migrant Workers

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    The Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a non-profit organization run by volunteer aimed at helping the migrant framworkers to gain their rights in Canada. This organization established in April 2001 when over 20 Mexican migrant workers organized a strike in Leamington and repatriated. They demand for a employment insurance created for the migran workers by the federal government and the right to apply for citizenship in Canada. Moreover, they fight to gain the fair treat and right to appeal

  • Demand For Migrant Domestic Workers

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    by considers that there is a specific demand for migrant domestic workers in UK. It discusses how a migrant population in a county can make it easier not only to find domestic workers, but also to help them. Also, the author talks about how employer may have an easier relationship with employees if workers are migrants. Employers are not only looking for generic “‘foreignness’ but typically also seek particular nationalities or ethnicities of worker, which can raise difficulties for agencies who are

  • College Students And Migrant Workers

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    Nowadays, in China, more and more graduates get the same amount of salary as a migrant workers. As a result, someone said “There’s no difference between a college graduates and a migrant workers. We don’t need to spend money on the higher education.” In my opinion, college students and migrant workers are not comparable, because the former is the mental labor, the latter is the manual labor. We can’t use the wage to judge the value of a person, it is not fair. In fact,we can learn a lot of things

  • Ethics Migrant Tomato Workers

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    Analysis Paper The migrant tomato farm workers article discusses the aspect of being one of the nations most backbreaking jobs. These tomato workers work for 10 to 12 hours a day picking tomatoes by hand, earning a piece-rate of about 45 cents for every 32-pound bucket. Furthermore a typical day each migrant picks, carries and unloads two tons of tomatoes, and instead of trying to move forward and improve the quality of work and pay the tomato growers keep migrant workers pay as low as possible

  • The Stagnant Wages Of Migrant Workers

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    Wages of Migrant Workers We think of slavery as something that only happens in far off places, but really, there is something very similar happening right here in the United States. Many people deny that something like this exists here, but most of the produce we eat is passed through the hands of workers going through modern day slavery. In order to receive the food we eat that comes from all over the world, it is nearly impossible to have both the price we want and for the farm worker to be paid

  • The Changing Policies Of Migrant Workers

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    The Changing Policies of Migrant Workers in Bar Harbor, Maine Bar Harbor sees thousands if not millions of people each summer, due to the growing attractions of the beauty the island has to offer tourists every season. With there only being 5,308 year round residents, it makes Bar Harbor the 59th most populated place in Maine. During the summer months this population grows almost triple the amount, meaning help is needed. “Every fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th), approximately 140,000

  • The Polictis of Immigration and Migrant Workers

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    professor in the sociology department at the University of Southern California, illustrates the impact of immigration politics on the Latina women as they arrive in California. “Maid in L.A.,” a selection taken from her book Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence (2001), accurately describes the life of a live-in nanny through interviews of Latina women employed in these positions. Live-in domestic work typically remains the only work available to Latina women

  • WIC and Migrant Farm Worker Families

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    The estimated number of migrant farm workers in the United States is over three million. The exact number is hard to get because of the migratory lifestyle of this group of people. They do not stay in the same place for long or even in the same state. The majority of the migrant workers are of Hispanic origin, have no more than a sixth grade education, and do not speak English. Three fifths of the families have income below the poverty level and three fourths of the workers earn less than $10,000

  • Issues Surrounding the Migrant Farm Worker

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    foods are harvested and picked mostly by seasonal and migrant farm workers. Migrant workers hail, in large part, from Mexico and the Caribbean, and their families often travel with them. Migrant farm workers must endure challenging conditions so that Americans can have the beautiful selection of berries, tomatoes, and other fresh foods often found at places like a farmer’s market or a traditional super market. Seasonal and migrant farm workers suffer a variety of health problems as a result of their

  • Mexican Migrant Workers and Lynch Culture

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    Mexican Migrant Workers and Lynch Culture More than a million agricultural workers migrated to the United States in the early twentieth century. The majority of these persons found work on small family farms in California; the white owners of these farms welcomed cheap labor. Although most migrant workers in California today are of Mexican descent, they originally came from all over the world: East and West Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Latin America, along with Mexico. The

  • Mexican Migrant Workers Rights Analysis

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    Mexican migrant workers in the Leamington community are deprived from rights that are universally granted to migrant workers and lack the feeling of membership within a community. Throughout this essay I will be demonstrating all the rights that migrant workers are entitled to but are unable to exercise their rights due to the lack of knowledge of the legal framework and communication skills. Mexican migrant workers are also unable to obtain their rights because of the lack of support from others

  • Policies Affecting Women and Migrant Workers

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    affected Saudi Arabia’s women workers in their demand for equal opportunities and fair treatment? What are some of the factors involved in disempowering migrant workers in host countries and what happens when these workers start asking for their rights? Given the global economic restructuring and the shifting international division of labor, regions like the Middle East have become salient destination sites for many sub-Saharan African and South East Asian migrant workers. While past scholarship has

  • Health Care for Migrant Farm Workers

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    Although agriculture is one of the most hazardous jobs in the United States, there is a huge gap in healthcare for those that work in the industry. Due to the large migrant and seasonal worker population, especially those from Mexico, it is a hard population to reach when it comes to healthcare needs. Fear, language barriers and cultural norms are all barriers that need to be addressed for this special population. “(Holmes 2011) Agriculture is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United

  • The Migrant Worker´s Abuse in Lebanon

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    The migrant workers’ abuse in Lebanon has attracted the international press due to its enormous rate and presence. Indeed, domestic maids coming from Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines are subject to different sorts of abuses. They can range from simple verbal abuse to rape or even murder. This harsh treatment has led to the new expression “Modern Slavery”, in which the Lebanese society is considered extremely cruel, depriving maids from the basic human rights in the name of rightful injustice

  • Migrant Farm Workers in the 1960’s

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    Migrant Farm Workers in the 1960’s Luis Valdez used his theatre platform as a weapon to speak out against the Latino stereotypes and their effects on society by using Mexican characters in the symbolic play “Los Vendidos” as each individual had a label against the racial prejudices at that time (GlassGlassvisage.hubpages.com 1). He showed how the Mexicans were treated by society, and they all spoke Spanish and worked together. The characters attached to the labels were fabrications of society

  • Migrant Workers as Outsiders in "Of Mice and Men"

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    problems that ordinary people had to face. ‘Of Mice and Men’ also follows the careers of two men, George and Lennie, who dream of a better life on their own farm. Steinbeck wrote this novel because he had strong feelings towards migrant workers. Migrant workers had a distressful life, often gruelling, challenging, and unrewarding as they had to keep going from job to job to earn money for themselves, and sometimes, their families. He believed the way they were treated was outrageous and wanted

  • Life to the Migrant Worker Exposed in The Grapes of Wrath

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    Life to the Migrant Worker Exposed in The Grapes of Wrath   The Grapes of Wrath is an eye-opening novel that deals with the struggle for survival of a migrant family of farmers in the western United States. The book opens with a narrative chapter describing Oklahoma, and the overall setting. It sets the mood of an area which has been ravished by harsh weather. "The sun flared down on the growing corn day after day until a line of brown spread along the edge of each green bayonet. The

  • Migrant Workers in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

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    Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, follows the story of two migrant workers named George and Lennie. George takes care of Lennie because he is a little slow and can't take care of himself. Although George gets irritated by all the stupid things Lennie does sometimes, he can't stay mad at him. Lennie is a lovable character because he'll blindly do anything George tells him to do, but he'll get into trouble sometimes by being forgetful. Despite Lennie's mental disabilities, he is

  • Qatar: Migrant Workers in Preparation for the 2022 World Cup

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    to host the competition, the country bean preparations in making the competition successful once it starts. Workers have especially been imported with migrants flocking the country for jobs promised to create stadiums, hotels and other facilities that will be needed in the competition. However, reports from the country suggest that initial promises by the Qatar government to migrant workers are broken and they are subjected in ‘sub-human’ working conditions. This paper will be exploring the working

  • The Lives And Treatment Of Migrant Workers In The 1930s And John Steinbeck

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    Mrs. C Edwards 10 Pre-Ap English 5th 25 April 2014 The Misery of Being a Migrant Worker The Lives and Treatment of Migrant Workers in the 1930s and John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck’s widely popular Of Mice and Men is a historical fiction novella that portrays the lives and treatment of different groups of people. One group in particular, which is one of the main focuses of the book, is the migrant workers. According to the Encyclopedia of American History: The Great Depression and

  • Americans Benefit from the Abuse of Migrant Farm Workers

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    Benefit from the Abuse of Migrant Farm Workers As Americans become more health conscious, their consumption of fruits and vegetables is increased at astronomical levels. Since migrant farm workers are responsible for picking the majority of these products, the eating habits of Americans perpetuate the very farm labor market conditions that many people would like to put an end to. Therefore, whether knowingly or not, Americans are exploiting these Migrant workers who are paid less then

  • A Comparison of Migrant Workers in The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men

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    Migrant Workers in The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men        John Steinbeck wrote about what surrounded him. At the time he was writing, the nineteen-thirties, a great depression was plaguing the United States. Many people were out of work. Many farmers were losing their farms and homes. An extreme drought had also wrecked the farms of the Midwest and made them into what is now referred to as the "dust bowl". It was a terrible time to be poor, and most were. People died of malnutrition

  • Of Mice and Men Exposes the Lives of Migrant Workers in 1930s America

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    Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is a story about two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small. They travel around with each other, during the Depression, looking for work. In the first chapter, George and Lennie are portrayed like tramps, who wander the streets looking for a place to live and work. They get both of these as the agency 'Murray and Ready's' find them work at 'Buck Barley'. George is very dependant on Lennie throughout the book, as George

  • How do Living Conditions impact the lives of migrant workers in the United States

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    floor for their tent. They also have very small living spaces. Living conditions in the U.S. are very bad. Many of the immigrant workers die or get very terrible disease and are deported by the employer. Migrant workers experience difficulty with discrimination, living conditions due to poor care, and illnesses from working. Many people discriminate against immigrant workers or people who affiliate with them. People in america don’t want the immigrants here and demanding to have free rights. They say

  • Marx 's Theory Of Exploitation Of Migrant Workers Of The 2022 World Cup Facilities

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    someone is born into certain social class they will stay in that social class for the rest of their lives. (Plummer,2010:166). Exploitation is still evident today, even in developed nations like Qatar where there is exploitation of migrant workers. Qatar the construction workers of the 2022 World Cup facilities are paid as little as 45p an hour and £4.90 and work for 30 days a month. Thus demonstrating that to this day there is still a group of bourgeoisie who create wealth and power out of the labour

  • The American Dream Portrayed in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck vs the Reality of a Migrant Worker

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    A Comparison of the American Dream Portrayed in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and the Reality of a Migrant Worker Of Mice and Men is a novel written by John Steinbeck in 1937, this novel concentrates on the lives of migrant workers. Steinbeck's purpose is to show the reality of achieving the American Dream- as the title suggests. 'To a Mouse… The best laid schemes o' Mice and Men, Gang aft agley,' is the source of the book's title. It translates roughly into 'no matter

  • Nepal to Qatar Migrant Flow: Ugly On the Inside

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    statistics are outside of the norm, as migrants make up only 3% of the world’s population (peoplemov.in.) When looking specifically at the portion of the population in the Qatari working force, immigrants make up an even bigger percentage of the population. According to Qatar census data taken in 2010 there are a total of 1,199,107 “non Qatari” employed workers located in the state of Qatar. 1,070,973 of those workers are male and 505,721 of the non Qatari workers work in the construction industry (Qatar

  • John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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    the story of two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, and their rough experience on a ranch right outside of Soledad, California. George and Lennie travel together and depend on each other, which is unheard of when it comes to migrant workers during the Great Depression. Everyone they come into contact with on the ranch feels a sense of isolation from the other workers as well as from society. Steinbeck wants to draw attention to the hardships of the migrant workers in hopes to induce

  • The Migrant Life

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    In some ways, the novel Of Mice and Men portrays the lives migrant workers significantly differently than how they actually were, detailing a fantasized image of a migrant worker; such as the difficulty of living with a family on the job, actually finding work, and traveling constantly. During the 1930s, there was a 7 year drought in the large part of America, and farmers were forced to leave to find work. The farmers ended up in California, following harvests from season to season. Farmers had

  • The Hukou System

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    now, the system is often deemed as being unfair. It has prevented every person in a city from having equal claims to services, especially migrant workers. Migrant workers are defined as people who belong to an agricultural household under registration but work a non-agricultural job outside their registered region for half a year or more. As of 2009, migrant workers made up around 17.3 percent of China’s population (National Bureau of Statistics of China 2010). They usually have fewer benefits than

  • Circuit Op-Ed

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    them in a one room cabin. Compensation for migrant worker is very low. Migrant workers experience challenges with respect to Compensation, Health Care, and Living Conditions. Compensation affects migrant workers because they can't afford most of the thing that they need. Compensation is very low for migrant workers because they are usually not paid by the hour but by the amount of what they are picking. “Farm workers are often paid by the bucket; in some states

  • Labour Market Need

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    for these outcomes is a labour market need for migrant workers to fill jobs that indigenous workers reject (Fellini et al., 2007; Massey et al., 1998; Piore, 1979). However, this is not a spontaneous process and it is important to recognize the role played by labour market actors, particularly employers (or their agents) and the state (Bach, 2007; Rodriguez, 2004). Employers engage in active recruitment strategies to attract immigrant workers already in national labour markets or to recruit

  • How is Rural-Urban Migration Shaping the Provision of Care for Older People in Urban China

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    rural migrants in the elderly care labour market in urban China. In the background section, the starting point of Global Care Chain will be followed by the status of elderly care and rural-urban migration contributions in China. Considering methods, this study collects secondary data for quantitative analysis, while conducts interviews for thematic analysis in the case field of Shanghai. The anticipated outcomes section consists of literature implication on positive impact of rural migrants on urban

  • LSE

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    present today within the current migrant population in both the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. ‘Domestic work’ is defined in Article 1 of the ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention 2011 (No. 189) and has traditionally been associated with the female gender. This perspective has not changed much over time and is still heavily stereotyped. The ILO C189 seeks to change that premise and have since laid out certain provisions which address key issues with domestic work and migrants . It should be noted however

  • The Origin of Migrant Farmworkers

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    The Mexican Migrant Farm Workers’ community formed in Southern California in the 20th century because of two factors that came together: farming emphasized by migrations like the Okie farmers from the East and Mexicans “imported” to the U.S. because of the need for cheap labor as a replacement of Americans during World War II. The migrant labor group formed after an already similar group in the U.S had been established in California, the American farm workers from the East, known as the Okies. The

  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Kafala System in GCC States

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    system is a sponsorship system designed to regulate and employ migrant workers in countries compromising of GCC states (Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, and Sultanate of Oman), Jordan, and Lebanon. Under the sponsorship system, a contract is signed between worker and recruitment agency for a minimum of 2 years, in which sponsor assumes full legal and economic responsibility of the migrant, including visa status, residence, living conditions, wages

  • The Hukou System in China

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    There is a wide range of young female factory workers in China. These employees work tremendously hard to receive their earnings. No more than to send it to family members or for savings, then they must go back to their home town. Young female workers get paid very little for all the effort and time spent, including over time and being mistreated. In China, there are floating workers and migrants that come to the city seeking a job. Floating workers refer to the young Chinese women, who move from

  • An Average Farming Family Is Less Than $ 17500 A Year

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    An average farming family makes less than $17,500 a year. All three children in this film are from families who consist of exploited workers, including themselves. Every single member of the family has to work just to barely survive. Victor is one of the children followed. He is an example of the proletariat(worker). One of his jobs was to pick tomatoes. For every bucket of tomatoes he would pick he would receive around 25 cents. The farm owners, and those that won the land machines or capitalists

  • Reaction Paper

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    that the migration of Indonesian workers within the country and internationally was exacerbated after the 1997 economic crisis and has resulted in the violation of labor and human rights. In my opinion this paper was well written in stating the wrongs of human trafficking but it is lacking in suggestions or possible deterrents to the exploitation of these women and children. Citing Ford, Surtees highlights that remittance to Indonesia from female migrant workers increased in 1999 by up to three

  • The Dust Bowl in John Steinbeck´s The Grapes of Wrath

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    the usage of the term “Okies” degrades the workers, while the personification of the cars help depict the struggle of the journey, to exemplify the adaptation the migrant workers had to make to survive the new life. Throughout the novel, Steinbeck separates the demographic of people with steady jobs and income from the migrant workers by having other characters call the latter “Okies.” For example, when the Joads were in California, a fellow migrant worker explained to the Joad men that the connotation

  • Labor Abuse in China

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    article Chinese Workers Pay for Wal-Mart’s Low Prices by Peter Goodman and Philip Pan the mistreatment of the migrant workers in China is evident. These kinds of behaviors are taking place all over in China. The abuse of the Chinese work force has reached terrible proportions and created unlawful conditions because of the demanding economy of China, and other countries’ needs of the goods; however, the companies that are centered in China are working to make sure their workers are treated fairly