This article focuses on the dilemma that labor finds itself in at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Working people everywhere have been undermined by neoliberal labor policy which has been aimed at managing labor migration. Workers in labor-sending countries often face the choice of working in the informal economy of their own country or of submitting to conditions of transient servitude in a developed nation, while citizen-workers in labor-receiving countries have to compete with a reserve service and industrial workforce maintained by a regulated flow of temporary migrant labor that has no prospect of citizenship in the host country.