PRESS CONFERENCE REFERENCE: Anne Beryl Corotan
January 16, 2013 5169011832
Survivors and Families of the victims of the Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS) speaks out to fight for truth and justice for over 70 GIS Filipino workers.
Three Filipino workers killed while three more are severely injured in Black Elk explosion on november 16, 2012. Over 70 Filipino Workers filed a class action for violation of FLSA, discrimination, trafficking, slavery, wage theft and fraud against the Grand Isle Shipyard (GIS). GIS is a US company based in Louisiana supplying labor to oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico and recruited Filipino welders, pipefitters, and scaffolders to work on its various projects in the Gulf.
A few of the survivors who filed complaints, families of the victims of the Black Elk explosion and community
advocates will speak at a press conference at the Bayanihan Community Center on january 16, 2013 at 12pm. They will speak about their experiences, raise awareness about the case and encourage other victims and survivors to join the campaign for justice for the GIS Filipino workers.
This event is sponsored by the Philippine Forum and all its allied organizations who joined task force for the Justice for the GIS Filipino workers campaign.
What: Press Conference with GIS Filipino workers, families of victims of black elk explosion and community advocates regarding the Justice for GIS Filipino workers campaign.
When: January 16, 2013 at 12:00p
Where: Bayanihan Community Center, 40-21 69th St. Woodside, NY.Sponsors: Philippine forum NY, Anakbayan NY, Anakbayan NJ, New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines, Filipinas for Rights and empowerment, The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns and International Migrants Alliance.