Fred Yamashita

Executive Director

Fred Yamashita, a native of Detroit, Michigan, accepted his position at the AZ AFL-CIO in November of 2017.  Prior to that Fred spent 20 years working for the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99, before which he spent 20 years as a worker on the floor in the grocery industry.

Fred served as Chair of the Pima Area Labor Federation from 2015 until moving back to Phoenix to accept the position as Executive Director. He has five children and one grandchild.