Caravan supporting Filipino workers stopping in NC

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — A national caravan traveling from New York to New Orleans in supports of Filipino migrant workers who have died or suffered injuries while working for Grand Isle Shipyard will stop in Chapel Hill.

Several groups supporting the workers will hold a news conference Wednesday at an Exxon gas station on Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill. Those groups include the Southern Workers Assembly, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers Campaign.

Three Filipino migrant workers were killed in an oil rig explosion in November and others were injured. Their advocates say the workers survived difficult conditions on the rig before the explosion.

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