Vice President, Labor Engagement
United Way Worldwide
Ana Avendaño is a lifelong worker advocate. She has held senior positions in the labor movement, playing major roles in changing the labor movement’s position on immigration, and broadening the AFL-CIO’s vision to include worker centers and other non-traditional worker organizations. She served as an Associate General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, as well as Assistant General Counsel to the AFL-CIO, and Assistant to the AFL-CIO President for Immigration and Community Action. Ana has been published in academic journals, quoted as an expert on sexual harassment and the labor movement by the New York Times, and spoken at numerous academic and industry conferences on the topic of sexual harassment and labor. She now helps organizations design workplaces where passion and creativity thrive, and bullies do not.
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