Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Ligaya Domingo

Ligaya Domingo

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 Ligaya Domingo of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA).

Ligaya Domingo has served the labor movement in every capacity from organizer and shop steward to lead negotiator and local representative. As the current racial justice education director of SEIU Local 1199NW, she is transforming labor culture, leadership development and coalition relationships. She started as a union organizer in AFL-CIO’s Union Summer Program in 1996. She is also trustee of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW's multi-employer training fund. She serves on the national executive board for APALA as president.