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05/26/2024 - 6:00pm
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Ligaya Domingo 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 development and coalition relationships. She started as a union organizer in AFL-CIO’s Union Summer Program in 1996. She is also trustee of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW's multi-employer training fund. She serves on the national executive board for APALA as president.

Sun, 05/26/2024 - 10:51

05/26/2024 - 12:00am
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Marlan Maralit 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 1960s. Maralit works as a lead organizer with the AAUP, an affiliate of AFT, and has organized faculty throughout the country. He is currently organizing a full-time faculty unit of nearly 1,000 people in the Midwest that started during the pandemic and is nearing a representation election for collective bargaining.

Sat, 05/25/2024 - 10:51
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