NYC - From Verizon to the Philippines: eyewitness reports from the global workers

May 20, 2016 at 7pm - 10pm
Justice Center en el Barrio
1637 Park Ave
New York, NY 10029
United States
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Verizon Workers: Over 1 Month on Strike 

On April 13, 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike in Washington, D.C., and nine East Coast states from Massachusetts to Virginia. Frustrated after nine months of negotiating a better contract, Verizon workers voted unanimously to strike. They've been on the picket lines for 30 days already, and the Verizon bosses have been using scab labor and the outsourcing of call center work to the Philippines to try and break the strike. 

Come discuss how we can overcome the bosses' divide-and-conquer strategies, support the country's largest work stoppage in the last five years, and how other sectors of the working class can follow the Verizonworkers' example. 

Love for the People: Eyewitness report from the Philippines people's movement 

Come hear organizers Riya Ortiz and Amanda Altman report back on their trip to the Philippines and in particular the organizing strategies of the people's movement in the informal community of Estero Maypajo in Metro Manila. 

They will also provide anti-imperialist analysis of the May 12th presidential victory of Rodrigo Duterte who has shaken up traditional Filipino politics and promised an aggressive anti-corruption campaign and a peace deal with Filipino revolutionary forces that have been waging armed struggle in the archipelago for more than 40 years.

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Jeremy Weissman Maureen Silverman Nenita Staana Abby Cobain Kerbie Joseph Kc Goodhouse Brendan O'Brien Shaniqua Pippen Henry Cames Judi Cheng Michael Wang Louie Sawi Julie Jamora Dariella Rodriguez Teresita Endosa Sade Swift Yhamir Chabur Madeline A. Rosario Nino Brown Ben Becker Elizabeth Birriel Daniel Shaw Michael Chrisemer Karla Reyes Monica Cruz Rachel Field RedPapillon Ortiz Ramsey Lovesramen Michael Basillas Shawn Garcia Telijah Patterson Cassandra Regan Juan Peralta Yanina Calderon Charina Nadura

Who's RSVPing

Jeremy Weissman
Maureen Silverman
Nenita Staana
Abby Cobain
Kerbie Joseph
Kc Goodhouse
Brendan O'Brien
Shaniqua Pippen
Henry Cames
Judi Cheng
Michael Wang
Louie Sawi
Julie Jamora
Dariella Rodriguez
Teresita Endosa
Sade Swift
Yhamir Chabur
Madeline A. Rosario
Nino Brown
Ben Becker
Elizabeth Birriel
Daniel Shaw
Michael Chrisemer
Karla Reyes
Monica Cruz
Rachel Field
RedPapillon Ortiz
Ramsey Lovesramen
Michael Basillas
Shawn Garcia

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