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 Louie Afusia of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).
Louie Afusia is an organizer with UFCW Local 1496. Afusia moved to Alaska in 1988 and joined Local 1496 as meat cutter in 1994. He joined the hall as an organizer in 2021. Afusia is a dedicated member of the Alaska labor movement and regular volunteer with the Alaska AFL-CIO's political program.