Ana Avendaño serves as Assistant to the President and Director of Immigration and Community Action at the AFL-CIO. In that capacity, she oversees efforts to broaden the labor movement through innovative labor-community partnerships and by connecting to Latino and immigrant communities. She also advises national and local union leaders on domestic and international immigration policy and other matters that impact immigrant workers. Before joining the AFL-CIO, Ms. Avendaño served as Assistant General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union where she was actively involved in the development of the labor movement’s historic call for legalization and immigration reform. Ms. Avendaño is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of California at Berkeley.