Emily Andrews is director of education, labor & worker justice. In this role she leads a team of experts focused on job quality--including paid leave, sick days, fair scheduling, and labor standards enforcement; workforce development; and adult and postsecondary education. Emily brings a strong commitment to building worker power and centering the voices of directly impacted people in the pursuit of better public policy.
Emily has dedicated her career to fighting for economic, social, and racial justice. Prior to joining CLASP, Emily was the director of new organizing strategies at Community Change where she focused on testing new tools and methods to organize low-income communities of color. During her tenure at Community Change, Emily also served as deputy chief of staff, working closely with the president to further organizational priorities and support national advocacy campaigns.
Emily began her career in the labor movement. As a senior research analyst with the Teamster’s Driving Up Standards campaign, she contributed to the successful organizing and representation of over 40,000 school transportation employees. Prior to the Teamsters, Emily was a lead organizer and organizing trainer for the Service Employees International Union and the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now International. Emily has successfully organized child care, health care, education and transportation workers and has led organizing drives and trained organizers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Peru. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, a master’s degree in international affairs from The New School, and a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University.