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 Dennis Chong of AFGE.
Yunup Dennis Chong is the vice president of AFGE Local 3615, which serves Social Security employees in Falls Church, Virginia. He is the chair of AFGE's Asian American Pacific Islander constituency group APOWER (Asian Pacific Organized Workers Empowering Representation) and sits on the national executive board for the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. One of his top priorities is to organize and mobilize more Asian American Pacific Islander brothers, sisters and siblings to join the labor movement.