Disturbing reports from the Philippines indicate that military police have raided the regional offices of several progressive and union organizations in Bacolod, arresting union organizer Mary-Anne Krueger (known as Anne) as well as an organizer for the BPO Industry Employee Network (BIEN), who was subsequently released.
A delegation of AT&T call center workers who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union met with leaders from the Unified Employees of Alorica (UEA) in Manila Friday in a show of solidarity.
In a joint letter released publicly today, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Chris Shelton urged President Trump and his administration to withhold bilateral trade negotiations with the Philippines until the government of President Rodrigo Duterte halts its “ongoing and growing repression of trade union members and activists in the country.”
Bank workers and members of the Committee for Better Banks, a CWA project, joined a side meeting at the United Nations to discuss how workers having a voice on the job can make the finance industry more sustainable and inclusive.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) expresses its solidarity and condolences to the families of the 37 workers who perished in the December 23 fire in the Research Now SSI call center in Davao, Philippines