Editor’s Note: Gloria Betancourt passed away on February 13, 2021 in Watsonville, California.  She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and immigrated to California in 1961 as a teenager with her mother Maria Morales to join her father Pascal who had been working the fields in California. She was a longtime cannery worker in Watsonville…

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IF GOVERNMENTS WON’T MAKE PEACE, THE PEOPLE WILL! PEOPLE –TO-PEOPLE DIPLOMACY, APALA’S DELEGATION TO OKINAWA/TOKYO By Alex Hing This is a fairly lengthy article, so please take some time to join the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) journey to Okinawa and Tokyo and learn that it is the people who are making peace!                                                                                                                            …

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Community Workers at Asian Americans Advancing Justice win historic Union representation! A win for Improved recruitment, retention and services for the community  By Tommy T. Lee, AFSCME DC 36- AAAJ and David Monkawa In late 2018, the community workers of Asian Americans Advancing Justice in LA, CA won their rights to union representation with American Federation…

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This the transcript of an interview between Tsering Ngodup and Liz Bishop about the Tufts Dining workers’ successful unionization campaign that occurred in the spring of 2018. Liz graduated from Tufts in May 2018 and was a student worker in the Tufts dining halls from September 2015 to May 2018. Tsering introduces himself in the…

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by Eddie Wong 8,000 UNITE HERE workers nationwide at the Marriott Hotels remain on strike for better wages and safer working conditions.  The following video celebrates the Oct. 25, 1913 birthday of labor organizer and leader Larry Itliong, the First Vice-President of the United Farm Workers.  Norman Ten and Daz Lamparas from the Asian Pacific…

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The hotel and restaurant workers union  UNITE HERE took 7,800 of its members out on strike at 24 Marriott hotels in Boston, Detroit, Honolulu, Lahaina, Maui, Oakland,  San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose on October 8, 2018.  For months, the union has negotiated with the Marriott Hotels, the world’s largest chain, as contracts were…

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