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 Assistant General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and Associate 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 various publications, and spoken at numerous academic and industry conferences on sexual harassment and labor.
She now runs Minga Strategies, a consulting firm whose mission is to create workplaces where passion and creativity thrive, and bullies do not. Ana is also an adjunct professor of labor and employment law at the City University of New York Law School, the University of Texas Law School, and the UDC David Clarke School of Law.