Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Jan Tokumaru

Jan Tokumaru

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 Jan Tokumaru of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). 

Jan Tokumaru is a retired, Japanese American member of CWA Local 39521. She worked as a project coordinator for the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, the UCLA Labor Center and the Los Angeles Federation of Labor. She has served on the advisory committee of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College and California State University Dominguez Hills' labor studies program. As a member of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance's Los Angeles chapter and Nikkei Progressives, Tokumaru continues her activism by building solidarity with labor and community partners in Southern California.