Celebrating Labor Day 2023

Ten of our best stories on South Asian workers and their history around the world.

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Dilip Patel, 63, right, and wife Saroj, 60, owned a 7-Eleven store in Riverside for nearly two decades (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The Juggernaut


September 4, 2023

This Labor Day, we commemorate the hard work, struggle, and resilience that has shaped countless South Asian immigrant narratives. In this round-up, we traverse the diverse landscape of South Asian experiences in labor: from the last remaining cane cutters of Fiji, to why so many South Asians run 7-Elevens, to migrant worker abuse in building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, to indentured labor in South Africa.

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