Ron Blackwell

Chief Economist

American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations

815 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Ron Blackwell is Chief Economist for the AFL-CIO, where he has also worked as Director of Corporate Affairs. Before coming to the AFL-CIO, Blackwell was assistant to the president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, and chief economist of UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Textiles and Industrial Employees). Prior to joining the labor movement, Blackwell was an academic dean at the New School for Social Research in New York (now the New School University), where he taught economics, politics and philosophy. He serves on several advisory boards and councils, including the Economic Policy Institute and the International Center for Corporate Governance and Accountability at George Washington University.

Focus: Business, Economy, Education, Jobs, United States, Americas


Last Updated: Jul 01, 2010

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