3/16 SF Grand Isle Shipyard Migrant Filipino Workers Reportback, Solidarity & Fact-Finding Mission
There will be a report back on Solidarity and Fact-finding mission in New Orleans, Louisiana as we share our stories, experience and what we have learned in our integration with the Grand Isle Shipyard workers who are victims of exploitation and human trafficking.
GRAND ISLE SHIPYARD
SOLIDARITY & FACT-FINDING MISSION
Saturday, March 16, 2013
4pm - 6:30pm
at the Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street, SF (by 7th St.)
Please join the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) and participants of the Solidarity and Fact-finding mission in New Orleans, Louisiana as we share our stories, experience and what we have learned in our integration with the Grand Isle Shipyard workers who are victims of exploitation and human trafficking.
Participants reporting back:
Terry Valen, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)
Bernadette Herrera, Migrante NorCal
Harold Butanas, Migrante NorCal
Rev. Israel Alvaran http://j4gisfilipinoworkers.wordpress.com/
Over 500 trafficked Filipino migrant workers were brought to New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to work for the major oil exploration corporation Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS). GIS has numerous violations of workers rights, migrant rights, and human rights such as: labor abuse, wage theft and exploitation, unlawful deductions, isolation and violation of freedom of movement, violation of privacy, stolen tax refunds, violation of freedom of religion, threat of deportation, and unsafe working conditions.
The case of the Filipino workers against GIS has brought over 100 Filipino workers together to fight for their rights as workers and migrants, and has the potential to bring up to 500 Filipino workers together in a class action lawsuit against GIS.
• STOP TRAFFICKING OUR PEOPLE!
• WORKERS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS!
• PHILIPPINES: REPEAL THE LABOR EXPORT PROGRAM!
• EXPLOITATION IS A CRIME! DOWN WITH GRAND ISLE SHIPYARD!
NAFCON NorCal Regional Coordinator
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) http://www.nafconusa.org/
SF Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (SF CHRP) http://www.sfchrp.weebly.com
South of Market Community Action Network (SOMCAN) http://www.somcan.org/