Filiberto is a former California based union organizer and is now the editor of Minneapolis based Workday Minnesota, the first online labor news publication in the state. Filiberto focuses on longform and investigative journalism. He has covered topics including prison labor, labor trafficking, immigrant workers and union fights in the Twin Cities.
Growing up in a working-class Mexican community in eastern Los Angeles Filiberto was observant of the grind his parents and community members went through to fulfill their daily needs and fight to live with dignity. These insights led to an extensive breadth of union experience having worked with UNITE HERE Local 11, UAW 2865 and SEIU 284. Determined to tell stories that media ignores he started his own media company El Huateque five year ago quickly becoming a platform of expression and commentary. His writing and podcasts have drawn attention to abusive dynamics within the music industry, new slumlord of South Minneapolis, gentrification in Los Angeles and the struggles of everyday latinx people