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Top #2 Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Unsung Hero 2009 - John Delloro

Top Asian American Pacific Islander Unsung Heroes 2009

Thank you to John's nominator. John's nominator wrote:


APALA Convenes First National Hearing on Asian Pacific American Workers’ Rights

If you are based in DC, I hope you can make it out to this exciting event today.  It's the first national hearing on Asian Pacific American workers rights and it's sponsored by the good folks at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. APAP has signed on as a co-sponsor to help get the word out. Be on the lookout for APAP member Greg Cendana who is one of the featured speakers.


Asian Pacific American Workers Among the Fastest Growing Groups in Union Workforce

Washington, DC (Vocus) November 12, 2009 -- A new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) documents a large wage and benefit advantage for Asian Pacific American (APA) workers in unions, relative to their non-union counterparts.

The report, "Unions and Upward Mobility for APA Workers," analyzes data from the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) from the period 2003-2007 to reveal a number of advantages of unionization for APA workers.


The First National Asian Pacific American Workers' Rights Hearing

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) is proud to convene the First National Asian Pacific American Workers' Rights Hearing and the first event focused on Asian Pacific American workers co-hosted by the new leadership of the AFL-CIO.  Hear from Asian Pacific American workers about the challenges they face in exercising their right to organize - including employer abuse, immigrant exploitation, wage theft and union suppression - and strategies


ICED OUT: How Immigration Enforcement Has Interfered with Workers' Rights

The federal government’s immigration enforcement in recent years, including a heavy reliance on workplace raids and the involvement of state and local police in immigration enforcement, has resulted in a trampling of labor rights of workers.


Jennifer Lai (Super Asian American Lawyer) on the Employee Free Choice Act

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On Monday, I met up with Super Asian American Lawyer Jennifer Lai, a former Union organizer, to ask her about the Employee Free Choice Act. Her responses are below:

[FTW: She was super nice! and is an amazing person, so please check this out!]

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Cesar Chavez Day and the Forgotten Asian Americans

Over at AAA Fund's blog, John Delloro wrote a really great piece on the labor movement and Asian Americans.


Transit Workers Union (TWU) Endorses Council Member John Liu for Comptroller

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There is a growing list of supporters for Councilmember John Liu’s Campaign for NYC Comptroller.  In addition to the list of community leaders and elected officials that had joined him at the Campaign Kickoff in early March, there has been labor support also starting to make strong supportive announcements.

 


UCLA Labor Center Director Kent Wong on the Employee Free Choice Act

Hi Friends, The other day, I caught up with UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education Director Kent Wong to ask him a couple questions about the Employee Free Choice Act.  He was super nice and we conducted a quick Q/A over the phone.  I have it all transcribed and ready for your viewing and listening pleasure below.  (Except for my badly mangled photoshop attempt)
Keng Wong from the UCLA Labor Center
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UCLA Labor Center Facing Elimination

laborers-artwork The California Budget has just passed and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has taken the opportunity to once again target the good folks at the UCLA Labor Center. For those of you unfamiliar with this organization, the Labor Center serves a vital role in advancing the rights of labor and all working class families. From their website:

As part of the university, the Labor Center serves as an important source of information about unions and workers to interested scholars and students. Through its extensive connections with unions and workers, the Labor Center also provides labor with important and clearly defined access to UCLA's resources and programs. An advisory committee comprised of about forty Southern California labor and community leaders (representing more than one million members in the public and private sectors) provides advice and support for the center.

As it states, the center provides critical research, information and statistics for the labor rights movement. Some of you may remember it's Executive Director, Kent Wong, speaking at our immigration forum in Los Angeles a few years back. The fact that Governor Arnold and his fellow Republicans have been targeting its demise for years should tell you how important of an institution it is. Please check out their email below and give a call to show your support.