Filipino labor unions - 3/23/10 Larry Itliong Lead...

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3/23/10 1 Larry Itliong Lead organizer for AWOC • Delano Grape Strike UFW labor leaders • Larry Itliong, co- director w/Chavez • Philip Vera Cruz, 2 nd VP • Pete Velasco, 3 rd VP • Vice-Presidents • 1965 Grape Strike
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3/23/10 2 Pablo Manlapit of Filipino Labor Union Hawaii Filipino first generation immigrants • Class exploitation • Racial segregation unions and agricultural industries blood unionism • Ethnic solidarity • Farm fascism
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3 Hawaii • Contract laborers for HSPA to replace Japanese, Chinese, Koreans • Hawaii Sugar Plantation brought in 100,000 Filipinos from 1910 to 1932 • By 1932 Filipinos were 70% workforce • Ratio of m/f 7:1 • 5,236 women and 3,091 children • Filipino Labor Union Hawaii • Pablo Manlapit to Hawaii at 19yrs in 1910. • Started 2 newspapers, ran pool hall, interpreter and janitor, studied law. • 1918 first Filipino lawyer in Hawaii • 1919 formed Filipino Labor Union • 1920 joined w/Japanese labor leaders to form Higher Wage Movement, first interracial strike in Hawaii. $2/day, 40 hr work week/end abuses. Defeat, dispute
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