Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) demanding the release of jailed trade union leaders in the Philippines.
The militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) went to the Supreme Court grounds on Wednesday, September 2, to amplify the call for the release of minor, sick, elderly and other vulnerable detainees.
Minneapolis, MN – More than 50 trade unionists gathered at the United Labor Centre here, April 25, to hear Ed Cubelo, the president of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association and chairman of the Metro Manila chapter of the major trade union federation in the Philippines – Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) or 'May First Labor Movement.' Also speaking was Raymond “Mong” Palatino, the chairperson of the metro Manila chapter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-BAYAN, a progressive alliance of people’s organizations.
Elmer “Bong” Labog, chairperson of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), or May First Movement, one of the largest industrial labor federations in the Philippines, sends greetings of solidarity to May Day events organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), and the FRSO’s 8th Congress.
Binan, Philippines – On May 10, a mere ten days after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the anti-worker Executive Order (EO) 51 – which he claimed was his fulfillment of his promise to end contractualization – workers of Middleby Philippines in Binan, Laguna launched a sit-down strike to protest their impending termination as contractual employees.
Chicago, IL – Elmer “Bong” Labog is chairperson of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), or May First Movement, one of the largest industrial labor federations in the Philippines. Ka Bong, as he is known by his kasamas, or comrades in Filipino, came to Chicago May 14 and 15 to pay tribute to the Haymarket martyrs. He was hosted by the Illinois Labor History Society, who invited the KMU to be the international union this year to place a plaque at the memorial to the Haymarket martyrs in Chicago.
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), the most important organization of trade unions in the Philippines. Gloria Arroyo is the corrupt president of the Philippines. She receives political and military backing from the United States and is closely tied to U.S. corporate interests.