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Laborfest: Saudi Arabia Labor System
Date Saturday July 23
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
SF Main Library, Mary Louise Strong Room - 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. Civic Center BART/Muni Metro Station.
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Labor System and Unrest in Saudi Arabia
by Sharat G. Lin
The system of expatriate labor contracting in Saudi Arabia pays workers from different countries entirely different wage scales for the same work, enslaves workers by seizing their passports, bans unions, and establishes elaborate systems of segregation and hierarchy. The labor system, employing as many as 9 million foreign workers, was pioneered by U.S. oil companies and management contractors. Deep-seated unrest lies just beneath the surface.
Sharat G. Lin writes on global political economy, labor migration, the Middle East, and South Asia. He lived in Saudi Arabia, and travels frequently to the region. He is a research fellow at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center
See also:
http://sfpl.org/?pg=0300000201 (Mary Louise Strong room)
http://www.laborfest.net/2016/2016schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 21st, 2016 6:38 AM

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