As the bridge between the broader labor movement and the APA community, APALA has been at the forefront of bringing APA worker issues to light through its Labor and Community Partnerships. Recently, APALA took the initiative to convene the first National APA Worker’s Hearing. Attended by over 200 people, this hearing brought APA workers from various sectors nationwide to testify to stakeholders on the right to organize and immigrant worker’s rights. With its successes in educating major stakeholders, APALA’s local chapters have begun to create their own hearings.
APALA's 2011 national convention was from July 21-24, 2011 in Oakland.