Women's History Month Profiles: Teresa D'Asaro

Teresa D'Asaro

This year, for Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women's history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Teresa D'Asaro of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

Teresa D’Asaro is a fourth-generation union member and recent retiree from UFCW Local 99. D'Asaro started in the labor movement in 1994, working at a Smith’s grocery store. After becoming a shop steward, D'Asaro was recruited to work for her union as a special project union representative signing up new members to join Local 99. In 1997, she was hired as a union representative and, over 27 years, she worked as a field coordinator, field director and community outreach director. Following her retirement in 2023, D'Asaro has continued to be a champion for working Arizonans through her role on the board of the UFCW Women’s Network and as co-chair of the Maricopa Area Labor Federation.