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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Ligaya Domingo For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Ligaya Domingo of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA). Ligaya Domingo has served the labor movement in every capacity from organizer and shop steward to lead negotiator and local representative. As the current racial justice education director of SEIU Local 1199NW, she is transforming labor culture, leadership… [...]

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Marlan Maralit For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Marlan Maralit of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Marlan Maralit serves on the APALA National Executive Board as an at-large member and was trained as a professional organizer through the APALA Organizing Institute's three-day training. His experience has been informed by the migrant Filipino farmworkers of the… [...]

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Tracy Lai For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Tracy Lai of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Tracy Lai has served in multiple capacities as an elected officer of AFT Local 1789 and AFT Washington. She received the 2023 Philip Vera Cruz Lifetime Achievement Award from the APALA and the 2024 Engaged Scholar Award from the… [...]

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Worker Wins: A Bright Future of Worker Empowerment Our latest roundup of worker wins includes numerous examples of working people organizing, bargaining and mobilizing for a better life.  Postdocs Form Union at Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Postdoctoral researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of New York’s most prestigious research institutions, have won their union election in a landslide victory. Einstein Researchers United-UAW will represent about 230 workers who make crucial contributions to public health, climate science and many other areas. Newly minted members say that union representation will allow them to enjoy workplace rights, improved benefits,… [...]

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Christopher Reed For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Christopher Reed of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). Christopher Reed, president of NALC Branch 5561, comes from a proud union family. Reed takes his role representing and defending letter carriers and their collective bargaining agreement seriously, and he takes pride in helping new letter carriers get… [...]

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