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Disrupting Deportability: Transnational Workers Organize

Leah F Vosko


This book highlights obstacles confronting temporary migrant workers in Canada seeking to exercise their labor rights. It explores the effects of deportability on Mexican nationals participating in Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). The book follows the decade-long legal and political struggle of a group of Mexican SAWP migrants in British Columbia to establish and maintain meaningful collective representation. The case study reveals how modalities of deportability—such as termination without cause, blacklisting, and attrition—destabilize legally authorized temporary migrant ... More

Keywords: migrant workers, Canada, temporary workers, labor rights, deportability, Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, collective representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781501742132
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501742132.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leah F Vosko, author
York University