#MayDay2016: Rally and March

The Filipino Immigrants & Workers Organizing Project calls on our kababayans to come and join us on May Day as we march for living wage, family reunification and legalization for all. We will be marching with Anakbayan New Jersey, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) along with various community organizations. What: Rally & March When: May 1,Continue reading “#MayDay2016: Rally and March”

FIWOP Statement on $15 Now Rally

Good afternoon, we are from the Filipino Immigrants and Workers Organizing Project or FIWOP. We are an organization for Filipino immigrants and workers based in Jersey City, NJ. We aim to educate, organize and mobilize Filipino immigrant workers for the advancement of their rights and welfare. Today, we stand with our fellow workers in demandingContinue reading “FIWOP Statement on $15 Now Rally”

Join us for a rally in support of $15 minimum wage on April 3

Dear Community Leaders, We are inviting you to a day of action in support of raising the living standards of working people across New Jersey. On Sunday, April 3, 1pm at Journal Square, we will be having a rally in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. This rally aims to sendContinue reading “Join us for a rally in support of $15 minimum wage on April 3”

Filipino workers organization commends Fulop, calls for $15 now

Jersey City, NJ – The Filipino Immigrants and Workers Organizing Project (FIWOP) commends the recent executive order by the Jersey City mayor, Steven Fulop, raising the minimum wage of all employees of the city government to $15 per hour. In a press release, Fulop said, “not only is this the right thing for Jersey City,Continue reading “Filipino workers organization commends Fulop, calls for $15 now”

Filipino Immigrants and Workers Organizing Project urges City Council of Jersey City to support the campaign for Driver’s License for All.

The Filipino Immigrant and Workers Organizing Project (FIWOP) joins the rest of the community in urging our City Council to pass the resolution for driver’s license for undocumented immigrants. This is an important issue in the Filipino community. Based on a survey conducted by FIWOP last April of this year, 9 out of 10 FilipinosContinue reading “Filipino Immigrants and Workers Organizing Project urges City Council of Jersey City to support the campaign for Driver’s License for All.”

FIWOP Invites you to a Citizenship and Deferred Action (DACA) Clinic

Ang Filipino Immigrants and Workers Organizing Project (FIWOP) ay ikinararangal na suportahan ang unang Citizenship and Deferred Action (DACA) Clinic ng We Are One New Jersey sa katapusan ng buwan! Ang hangarin ng Citizenship and DACA Clinic ay makapagbigay ng tulong sa ating mga kababayan para maging U.S. Citizen and para sa mga kwalipikado paraContinue reading “FIWOP Invites you to a Citizenship and Deferred Action (DACA) Clinic”

Community Members Stage Rally at Alaris Health at the Fountains Following Unjust Termination of Two Filipino Workers

Secaucus, NJ – Filipino activists and community advocates rallied at Alaris Health at the Fountains- South Campus early Tuesday morning to demand full back wages and job reinstatement for two Filipino workers. Bernadette De Leon and Yolando Simon, both dietary aides, were unjustly suspended on May 29, 2014, and eventually terminated on July 10, 2014.Continue reading “Community Members Stage Rally at Alaris Health at the Fountains Following Unjust Termination of Two Filipino Workers”

Jersey City Filipinos Tackle President Obama’s Executive Order

Jersey City – The Filipino Immigrants and Workers Organizing Project (FIWOP) joined forces with the Saint Peter’s University’s Center for Undocumented Students and other community and immigrant rights organizations for a community forum on President Barack Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration. “We organized a forum on Pres. Obama’s recent Executive Order on Immigration because weContinue reading “Jersey City Filipinos Tackle President Obama’s Executive Order”

Primer on President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

1. What is Pres. Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration? Due to tremendous pressure from community and supporters of genuine immigration reform in the U.S., ) on November 20, 2014, Pres. Obama extended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and expanded it to cover undocumented parents of Legal Permanent Residents/”Green Card Holders” and Citizens calledContinue reading “Primer on President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration”

Filipino Immigrants & Workers Organizing Project hosts forum at St. Peter’s on President Obama’s Executive Order

By Jeannette Josue/Hudson County View President Obama extended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and expanded it to cover undocumented parents of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident called Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). The new executive order impacts the undocumented immigrants in a way which finally gives them access to life’sContinue reading “Filipino Immigrants & Workers Organizing Project hosts forum at St. Peter’s on President Obama’s Executive Order”