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 Sabrina Liu of the United Steelworkers.
Sabrina Liu founded the Pittsburgh chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) in 2019 after years of hard work. As an immigrant herself, she dedicates her time to helping other immigrant workers fight back against oppression and unfair and unsafe working conditions. In 2020, she helped increase census responses, turned out votes in crucial states for the presidential election and organized efforts to distribute financial assistance during the pandemic.