350 Victoria St
Toronto, ON M5B 0A1
The Battle of the Invisibles. Undocumented Workers vs. the Supermarkets. A documentary by Manuel de Alba
Thursday, April 6, 2017
POD (Podium Building) located at 350/380 Victoria Street – Ryerson University
6:00pm - 8:30pm
All are welcome!
The Battle of the Invisibles: Undocumented Workers vs Supermarkets” is a 60-minute documentary film that focuses on the janitorial labor force from Puebla, Mexico and the exploitation of their labor by major U.S. supermarkets. It also tells the story of how thousands of workers from a rural town in Mexico became employed by California's grocery stores and engaged in a five-year struggle against labor abuses by powerful supermarket chains including Ralphs, Vons and Albertsons. This documentary tells the story of a five-year struggle by 2,300 janitors, most of them undocumented workers who speak little or no English, against California's most powerful supermarket chains. It was a true case of David vs. Goliath. To date, it is still the largest case of its type in the history of the Unites States.
We would like to thank the co-sponsors of the event: The Centre for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) -York University, Global Labour Resource Centre (GLRC) - York University, Ryerson University, Casa Maiz, Department of Sociology - Ryerson University, Sam Gindin, Chair for Social Justice - Ryerson University, Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW) and Culture Shifts at OCAD University.