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 Maria Teresa Hank of Transport Workers Union (TWU).
Maria Teresa Hank has been a Southwest Airlines flight attendant based in Las Vegas for 33 years. She is of Filipino and Hawaiian heritage. Hank graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is an elected TWU Local 556 shop steward. Hank fought for Nevada’s Kin Care Leave Law (AB 190) and worked to reform workers’ compensation to better help Local 556's membership.