For decades, Americans of Asian descent have lived a proud history. We can be found in every area of society – science, the arts, government, education, sports and our workplaces.

The more than 17 million Asian American/Pacific Islanders represent 5.6% of the nation’s population. California is home to the largest number, followed by New York.

Americans of Chinese descent are the largest Asian group, followed by Filipinos, Asian Indians, Vietnamese, Koreans and Japanese.

The AAPI caucus works to educate and mobilize 1199 members and staff of Asian descent to work together to strengthen multi-racial leadership and democracy within our union and to promote social and economic justice within our communities.

Among our goals are:

•  To build solidarity with all cultural and ethnic groups within our union because through diversity, there is strength.

•  To promote migrant/immigrant rights and dignity while combatting all forms of discrimination and exploitation in the workplace.

• To deepen our understanding and involvement with our elected leaders, particularly in the campaign for immigration reform.

The unity and organization of the AAPI caucus will permit us to greatly multiply our power and influence so that our Union will be better able to address key issues in our Asian American/Pacific Islander communities.



Healthcare workers braved the cold to participate in the parade and dance on 1199 and NYSNA's float. - Read More

API Caucus gears up for political battles ahead

This year the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus plans to encourage members to get educated and get involved! - Read More

Report Anti-Asian Violence

Please use this email address to report any instances of anti-API violence. We are one union, and we must stand together to demand dignity and respect for all.

請使用此電子郵件地址報告任何反亞洲太平洋島民族暴力事件。 我們是一個統體,我們必須站在一起,要求有尊嚴和對所有人的尊重。

Manyari po lamang gamitin ang email address na ito upang ipagbigay-alam ang anumang karasahang pangyayari laban sa API. Tayo ay isang Unyon at nangangailangan magkaisa upang igiit ang karangalan at respeto sa lahat.

Tanpri itilize adrès imèl sa a pou rapòte nenpòt ka vyolans kont-API. Nou se yon sèl sendika, epi nou dwe kanpe ansanm pou mande respè ak diyite pou tout moun.

Por favor utilice esta dirección de correo electrónico para informar de cualquier caso de violencia contra nuestros hermanos asiaticos. Somos una unión y debemos unirnos para exigir dignidad y respeto para todos.

Пожалуйста, используйте этот адрес электронной почты, для сообщения о любых случаях насилия против Азиатского сообщества (API). Мы - один профсоюз, и мы должны объединиться, чтобы требовать уважения и достоинства ко всем!

이 이메일 주소를 사용하여 아시아 커뮤니티 (API)에 대한 폭력 사건을 신고하십시오. 우리는 하나의 노조이며 모두를위한 존중과 존엄성을 요구하기 위해 단결해야합니다!

News Feed