Talofa lava, my name is Makerusa Porotesano and I am the Program Coordinator for the Pacific Islander, Asian & Asian American (PIAAA) Student Center. I am an alumni of Portland State University (Class of '08) and I proud member of the AAUP. Prior to coming to PSU, I worked at institutions that did not have a professional staff unions and many suffered due to our inability to organize. Now at PSU, I feel empowered to know that my union is an option to voice my concerns and protect my worker rights. I'm thankful for my neighbors at AAUP and would encourage everyone to visit us at PIAAA (SMSU 235) after you visit AAUP.