Making Global Labor Fair

Raise Awareness

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Come to our Event!

This event will be held all day long on January 24th, 2015 starting at 10:00am until 6:00pm for people to get the chance to watch videos and can talk to speakers who will be coming to share their thoughts and opinions on this civic issue. Posters and art work will also be displayed to represent what global labor really looks like and the affects of it. Come to our event to help spread awareness about the issue and to learn more about it.

Activites to do:

While you're at our event and learning more about this important civic issue, it's also important to bring fun activities into the mix and play games revolving around the issue to make the experience a more exciting one. You will get to take part in a quiz about global labor as a way to find out more about it, get to take part in a maze in a demonstration to represent the working conditions that workers have to finish their work in for low wages. Finally, get the chance to know what it feels like to eat very little food and survive off of it for as long as possible. Don't worry, after the event, you'll be able to enjoy hot food served and drinks as an appreciation from our event for taking the time to come out and be apart of the raising awareness event.

What is Global Labor?

Working people around the world are united by the dignity of work. They are also facing many of the same issues. They’re struggling with immense levels of unemployment and an persistent global push to lower wages and living standards. The global workforce refers to the international labor pool of workers, including those employed by multinational companies and connected through a system of network and production, immigrant workers, etc. As of 2012, the global labor pool consisted of approximately 3 billion workers, around 200 million unemployed.

Global Labor

Not many people are aware of this civic issue that has impacted peoples lives and still is impacting people in ways that no one could imagine and the unfairness towards them with their working conditions, wages and the way they are talked to is unacceptable. But in order to let people know about this issue so the government and society can take action, we first need to understand what globalized labor really is and hopefully after reading this, it will be cleared up as to what this issue really is and how it impacts peoples lives every single day.

How does global labor affect people?

When workers are forced to work in unsafe working conditions and not paid fairly for what they deserve is how it all starts. Places such as Canada and America find cheap labourers, also knowns as outsourcing so that they can get the job done quickly and for cheap instead of having to pay Canadians and Americans minimum wage. However, what people do not realize is that these people who work as slaves do not get treated equally and work day and night to provide goods and services for consumers to purchase.

How to prevent it

It is very easy for anyone to put labels on people and have their perception on things that may not always be right but to actually look into a serious issue like this seems too much to ask from society. It doesn't seem to hard to read about an important issue and finding ways to prevent it yet no one takes the time to actually stop and listen. With this smore, all the information that could answer some important questions or catch your attention to the issue is enough to be aware of what problems people face outside of petty first world problems. Use this information as a tool to help bring awareness to the community and help put a stop to unfair global labor.