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 Joy Pasaoa of the Utility Workers (UWUA).
Joy Pasaoa is a senior customer service representative who helps keep her co-workers engaged and motivated. Outside of work, she and her family connect with their Filipino heritage through involvement in several groups, including the Philippine American Community Center of Michigan and the Downriver Filipino American Association of Michigan. Through these organizations, Pasaoa helps raise money to send to the Philippines for medical care for those in need.