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 Gary Lam of the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).
As Local 891's first assistant editor, Gary Lam started his career with IATSE in 2001. He is in his third term as the co-chair of the Editing Department and is currently on the Negotiations Committee for Local 891. Lam is actively involved in the training initiatives in his local, which focus on reaching younger and less-experienced nonunion workers to help sharpen their skills and set them up for success in the entertainment industry.