San Jose: SouthBay Filipino Network – May Day Statement.

To all the workers of the world, we, the Filipino network of the south bay stand here in solidarity with you.  We are here to stand in solidarity with our comrades from San Quintin California who are being hired by Driscoll’s, yes, the berries you see in Safeway and Costco.  Those who pick the berries … More San Jose: SouthBay Filipino Network – May Day Statement.

May Day – Sign Making BBQ with the International Migrants Alliance

Join the International Migrants Alliance for a Sign Making BBQ in preparation for San Jose International Worker’s Day, or May Day! Come and hang out with grassroots organizations in creating signs, practing our chants, and eating delicious food. Everyone is welcome! What is May Day? On May 1, 1898, Chicago workers striked for the eight … More May Day – Sign Making BBQ with the International Migrants Alliance

PAWIS honored as finalists for global Bayaning Pilipino Awards

On April 12, 2017, PAWIS was formally recognized as a finalist for the 2017 Bayaning Samahang Pilipino Award (“Filipino Organizational Hero Award”) sa North America. The Bayaning Pilipino Awards recognizes heroes who demonstrate the Filipino values of humanitarianism, industry, determination and dedication to public service. It is intended to hold in high public esteem “existing … More PAWIS honored as finalists for global Bayaning Pilipino Awards

February 8 – Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition – Arbys’ Action @ Sunnyvale

Pawis – Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants Michael Dalupo, Vice President E-mail: mdalupo@gmail.com Phone: 1.408.412.1933 (leave message and contact number) Michael Tayag, Secretary General E-mail: mtayag3@gmail.com Phone: 1.760.831.8789. Silicon Valley Workers Project Bo redondiez E-mail: goodvibes80@gmail.com Phone: 1.818.568.8146 Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition Ruth silver Taube E-mail: rsilvertaube@scu.edu           … More February 8 – Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition – Arbys’ Action @ Sunnyvale

February 4 – Filipino Community Forum & Free Immigration Legal Clinic

Thanks to Rommel Conclara and TFC – Balitang America for always being there to help promote the community work we do. Thanks to Astralogik – Charito and Rowena for lending their skills to help. Rowena was giving massage therapy through-ought the day. Also, Thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us. Video Here Thanks … More February 4 – Filipino Community Forum & Free Immigration Legal Clinic

Filipino Community Forum & Free Immigration Legal Clinic

The community forum will feature free Filipino food, cultural dances, open mic and other activities. Presentation on Knowing Your Basic Rights and seeking Affordable Health Insurance Options. Personal storytelling from community members on the importance of Immigrant Rights & Justice. Saturday, February 4 9am-2pm Majestic Way Elementary 1855 Majestic Way San Jose, CA Services Available: … More Filipino Community Forum & Free Immigration Legal Clinic

January 14 – Day of Action for Immigrants and Refugees Rights!

On January 14, along with millions around the nation and around the globe to declare in no uncertain terms that we will stand in the way of criminalization, mass deportation and hatred. We lifted up our voices to: – Amplify the dignity and humanity of our communnity – Local protections for all immigrants – We … More January 14 – Day of Action for Immigrants and Refugees Rights!

12/17 Pawis 14th Year Anniversary & Christmas Party!!

PAWIS -Christmas Party and 14th Anniversary. It was a lot of fun with most of our members taking initiative to make the event happen. From the decorations, food, entertainment and the best part of the day was the theatrical drama, Maalala Mo Kaya? style. We shared a 10 minute video of past actions, rallies, mobilizations … More 12/17 Pawis 14th Year Anniversary & Christmas Party!!

Pawis 14th Year Anniversary & Christmas Party!!

Join us for the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants’s (PAWIS) Holday Gathering! We will celebrate not only the holiday season, but also International Migrants’ Day (Dec. 18) and PAWIS’s anniversary. Featuring a special performance by PAWIS members, food, and family-friendly activities!* Given our current political climate, it is more important than ever that we … More Pawis 14th Year Anniversary & Christmas Party!!

Labor Movement Workshop & Free Legal Clinic

In honor of Filipino American History Month, Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS) and Anakbayan Silicon Valley (ABSV) are proud to host a legal clinic. Services related to housing, immigration, health benefits, and workers’ rights will be offered. Free, authentic Filipino food will be provided. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2d2Z3SQ PROGRAM: 12:00-12:30PM – WELCOME/REGISTRATION 12:30-1:45PM – … More Labor Movement Workshop & Free Legal Clinic

The Change We Need

On July 15, eighty-five Filipino-Americans and allies from various organizations attended a forum known as “The Change We Need,” organized by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) Northern California, the Brotherhood for Duterte (BFD), Digong Duterte Supporters (DDS), and Migrante Northern California.   We, Filipino Americans throughout Northern California, congratulate Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte … More The Change We Need

Send Off Party – Disaster Support Network for the Philippines

We’re less than a month away from DSNP’s first mission trip to the Philippines! Julian and Jaki would really like to see their friends before they go, but this is NOT an exclusive event, anyone and everyone is welcome. 🙂 We are also currently fundraising for the 2016 typhoon season. The folks at Haberdasher are … More Send Off Party – Disaster Support Network for the Philippines

Pawis & SVWP – Migrante Partylist Outreach in Milpitas

Southbay organizations like Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants, Silicon Valley Workers Project, Anakbayan SV and Disaster Support Network for the Philippines outreach to Seafood City in Milpitas for Migrante Partylist and Neri Colmenares. We support Migrante Partylis and Neri Colmenares cause they represent the Filipino people and they will serve their interest especially Overseas … More Pawis & SVWP – Migrante Partylist Outreach in Milpitas

Filipina Mother Fights to Keep her Children Safe from Sexually Abusive Father

Pawis – Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants Michael Dalupo – 408-207-6403 – mdalupo@gmail.com SVWP – Silicon Valley Workers Project Bo Redondiez – 818-568-8146   Filipina Mother Fights to Keep her Children Safe from Sexually Abusive Father San Jose, CA–The Pilipino Association of Workers and Im/migrantS (PAWIS) stands in solidarity with Anna Nepomuceno, a Filipina … More Filipina Mother Fights to Keep her Children Safe from Sexually Abusive Father

[Register TODAY!] Philippine Elections 2016 – What’s at Stake? [Webinar – Tuesday, Dec 29]

Click the link below to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EC52D68683463A December 29th, Tuesday 6 – 8 pm PST ​8​​ – ​10​ pm ​C​ST​​ 9 – 11 pm EST Join Migrante Partylist​-USA for a webinar with former two-term Congressman Raymond “Mong” Palatino as we discuss the importance of the upcoming 2016 national elections in the Philippines. After six years … More [Register TODAY!] Philippine Elections 2016 – What’s at Stake? [Webinar – Tuesday, Dec 29]

Community Dialogue on Workers’ Rights

Join State Senator Jim Beall & California Labor Commissioner Julie Su for an important community dialogue about new state laws that strengthen workers’ rights and crack down on employers who cheat workers out of their wages. Community Dialogue on Workers’ Rights 6:00-9:00pm Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Our Lady of Refugee Church 2165 Lucretia Ave., San … More Community Dialogue on Workers’ Rights

Pawis – 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

Bernadette Herrera of Migrante Northern California talks about the current plight of Filipino migrant workers and how we as a community can draw inspiration from the Delano manongs and their contributions to the farm labor movement as we continue to fight for migrants and workers rights. NAFCON President Terry Valen speaks on a panel on … More Pawis – 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

8/22 – PAWIS – Care Home Action Against Lolita Bautista – Bayview Care Home

It has been estimated that in the United States, someone turns 65 every eight seconds. The need for adequate care for the elderly and people with disabilities is ever increasing. Yet residential care home workers often cannot provide them the best care because rampant wage theft in the industry prevents them from addressing their own … More 8/22 – PAWIS – Care Home Action Against Lolita Bautista – Bayview Care Home

Silicon Valley Workers Project – Health Resource Fair

Silicon Valley Workers Project – Community Health Resources The Mas Mabuti Community Health Resource Fair will be an event celebrating the imporatance of health among the Filipino population, especially Filipino workers, many of whom work in industries that have been cited for their unfair labor practices and workplace hazards. The event will be an oppurtunity … More Silicon Valley Workers Project – Health Resource Fair

PAWIS – Free Legal Clinic

28 March 2015 Media Contact: Michael Tayag, Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (760) 831-8789 mtayag3@gmail.com FILIPINO WORKER ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION HOSTS FREE LEGAL CLINIC San Jose, California – The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants – Silicon Valley (PAWIS-SV)—in conjunction with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC), the Filipino Bar Association of … More PAWIS – Free Legal Clinic

Fil-Am activists joins pope in denouncement of corruption

As Pope Francis continues his apostolic visit to the Philippines, he gave a serious challenge to everyone: to fight corruption and reach out to the poor. As the pope visits the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, activists at Stanford University, California say the government must heed the pope’s call. Especially since many victims in … More Fil-Am activists joins pope in denouncement of corruption

Care Project – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2014 CONTACTS Michael Tayag, Community Organizer, Pilipino Association of Workers and Im/migrants (PAWIS) – (760) 831-8789, mtayag3@gmail.com Michael Dalupo, Education Officer, Pilipino Association of Workers and Im/migrants (PAWIS) – (360) 613-0176 jmjaravata@gmail.com Filipino low-wage caregivers celebrate successful victories against exploitative employers and speak out against wage theft in Santa Clara … More Care Project – Press Release

Prep for People’s SONA

Preparation for People’s SONA ———————————– Saturday July 19th 2pm-4:30 San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 South 7th Street Join Bayan-USA, Anakbayan Silicon Valley, and Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants for an educational discussion and prop making in preparation for the People’s SONA in San Francisco later this month. On July 28th President Benigno … More Prep for People’s SONA

July 02 – Global Day of Action for NXP Philippine Workers

The Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS) support the fight of the NXP Workers. Their fight for livable wages and regular employment instead of temporary contractual status is not separate from the fight for workers rights anywhere in the world. We are deeply alarmed with the union-busting drive being carried out by one of … More July 02 – Global Day of Action for NXP Philippine Workers

Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition’s CALL TO ACTION RALLY in support of Ma Lab hourly workers

Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition’s CALL TO ACTION RALLY in support of Ma Lab hourly workers (flier and press conference attached) WHAT: Plaintiffs in Tian v. Ma Labs allege Ma Labs has not been paying workers for all of their on-the-clock work and failed to give workers off-duty lunch breaks and rest breaks. They … More Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition’s CALL TO ACTION RALLY in support of Ma Lab hourly workers

Wage Theft Briefing and Strategy Session

Wage Theft Briefing and Strategy Session (flier attached) WHAT: Witness firsthand stories of workers who have experienced wage theft. Learn how pervasive wage theft is in our community and what organizations can do to put an end to this crime. Hear about our local campaigns in Santa Clara County and its cities. WHERE: Mexican Heritage … More Wage Theft Briefing and Strategy Session

Justice for the Trafficked Filipino Teachers

    URGENT ACTION ALERT Oppose Recent Release of Isidro Rodriguez and Demand Justice for Filipino Trafficked Teachers on May 21st   GABRIELA USA is calling on our members, community allies, supporters and friends to take action on Wednesday, May 21st, to oppose the release of recruitment agency owner and human trafficker, Isidro Rodriguez, and … More Justice for the Trafficked Filipino Teachers

Nafcon – Bay Area Organizations Call for Relief for Wildfire Victims

For Immediate Release October 16, 2017 Contact: AV David, NAFCON Secretary General, alliancesec@nafconusa.org, 650-491-4561 Alex Magsano, Migrante Northern California, migrante.napasolano@gmail.com, 707-492-5661 Bay Area Organizations Call for Relief for Wildfire Victims The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), together with other San Francisco Bay Area organizations, calls on the community to provide much-need support to those … More Nafcon – Bay Area Organizations Call for Relief for Wildfire Victims

San Jose: International Workers Day (May Day) 2017

On International Workers Day (May Day), PAWIS joined with the International Migrants Alliance contingent to continue the legacy of fighting for workers’ rights and building grassroots power. Communities in San Jose and throughout the country have resisted the Muslim ban, sanctuary campaigns, cutbacks to workers’ rights, etc. As the power of the people continues to … More San Jose: International Workers Day (May Day) 2017