The campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced March 24 that it was appointing Jason Tengco to serve as its new Asian American Pacific Islander outreach director. In a news release March 25, KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress called Tengco a powerful voice for the Filipino American community in his former role as the […]
Rick Polintan — Fighting for immigrant rights
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Rick Polintan has had over 35 years of community and union organizing experience since his migration to the United States in 1980 from the Philippines. He was a member of the Union of Democratic Filipinos, doing community organizing against the Marcos dictatorship and helping Filipinos in their struggle for immigrant […]
Top Contributor: Bob Hasegawa
By Ninette Cheng Northwest Asian Weekly Nov. 6 marked a special day for Bob Hasegawa: the lifelong labor rights champion was elected to his first term in Washington State Senate. But Hasegawa is hardly new to politics. He has served six years as State Representative of Washington’s 11th District, representing Tukwila, the southern part of […]
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance holds hearing on the rights of Asian American workers in Seattle this Sat.
The Seattle chapter of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA Seattle) will host an Asian Pacific American Workers’ Rights Hearing. APALA will unveil groundbreaking testimony on shared barriers that Asian Americans face in forming unions and workers will testify on the right to organize and highlight current union organizing campaigns. The hearing is part […]