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 Frances Hsieh of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).
Frances Hsieh oversees and coordinates legislative advocacy work in San Francisco, the East Bay and South Bay. She helped start her local's API Caucus, and advocates on behalf of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders within her local, in the labor movement, and in the broader community. She is an active Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance member, a member of IFPTE's Executive Council, and is also active in several local community and progressive political organizations.