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William Spriggs

William Spriggs

Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO and Professor in the Department of Economics Howard University

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

William Spriggs serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO and is a professor in the Department of Economics at Howard University. In his role with the AFL-CIO, he chairs the Economic Policy Working Group of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, and he serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Formerly, he served as assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. He has also held senior roles with the Economic Policy Institute, the National Urban League, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, and the National Commission for Employment Policy.