Celebrating AAPI Members

June 24, 2022

As the country commemorated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, the Union took the opportunity to honor the thousands of AAPI members in its ranks.

Across the US, some 1.4 million AAPI people work in frontline healthcare, making a vital contribution to our nation’s healthcare needs. Despite representing 6.5 percent of the total US population, 8.5 percent of all healthcare workers are from the AAPI community, including 1 in every 11 nurses.

Asian Americans are also the fastest growing ethnic group of eligible voters in the country. Recognizing this, AAPI members in 1199 are actively building power to make change in the up-coming midterm elections. At the 1199 headquarters in Manhattan, a gallery of photos was hung to celebrate the Unions AAPI members and their achievements. We have reproduced a selection of these photos here.