Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Jamie Uyeunten

Jamie Uyeunten

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 Jamie Uyeunten of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE).

Jamie Uyeunten is the western regional federal vice president of IFPTE and has served as the president of Local 121 since 2010. Uyeunten is a general engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, and she holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Uyeunten is currently serving as a vice president of the Hawaii State AFL-CIO and is also sergeant-at-arms of the Hawaii Federal Employees Metal Trades Council.