Working for America Institute

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Working for America Institute
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Full name Working for America Institute
Founded 1958
Head union Nancy Mills, executive director
Affiliation AFL-CIO
Office location Washington, D.C.
Country United States

The Working for America Institute (WAI) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that is an allied organization of the AFL-CIO. It promotes economic development, develops new economic polices, and lobbies Congress on economic policy. It is a strong supporter of labor-management partnerships and job training programs.

Established in 1958, it was previously known as the Human Resources Development Institute (HRDI) of the AFL-CIO. The AFL-CIO changed its name, structure and goals in 1998 as part of a large AFL-CIO restructuring.

WAI receives financial support from the federal government, private foundations and the AFL-CIO.


  • Gilroy, Tom. "Labor to Stress Get-Out-the-Vote Among Members in Fall Elections." Labor Relations Week. October 21, 1998.

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