AFL-CIO Working for America Institute

Address
815 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Contact
Website: http://www.workingforamerica.org
Phone: +1 (202) 508-6932
Nonprofit
NTEE: J022 - Employment
EIN: 52-0884503

Mission

To promote economic and workforce development strategies to create good jobs and to engage in programs and advocacy that advance worker education and training; to develop innovative demonstration apprenticeship and career pathway programs in advanced manufacturing, hospitality and other sectors; to develop and strengthen labor and management partnerships in workplace training and apprenticeship.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1968
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$101,492.00$26,659.00$0.00$0.00$730.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$81,194.00$26,659.00   
Number of employees00013
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers33333
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Baker, Arlene
Title   Fmr. Vice Pres. 
Name of key/compensated person   Arlene Holt Baker 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $66,540.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $219,976.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs   40.00 
Gebre, Tefere
TitleVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentVice President 
Name of key/compensated personTefere GebreTefere GebreTefere GebreTefere Gebre 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$87,323.00$87,323.00$89,398.00$28,719.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $240,405.00$240,405.00$248,520.00$71,751.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs40.0040.0040.0040.00 
Holt-Baker, Arlene
Title    Vice President
Name of key/compensated person    Arlene Holt-Baker
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $86,922.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $238,974.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs    40.00
Marschall, Daniel
TitleExecutive Director (former)Executive Director   
Name of key/compensated personDaniel MarschallDaniel Marschall   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org30.0020.00   
Reportable compensation from org$81,194.00$26,659.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$29,304.00$29,302.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $15,838.00$117,331.00   
Average hours per week working for related orgs10.0040.00   
Shuler, Elizabeth
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personElizabeth H ShulerElizabeth H ShulerElizabeth H ShulerElizabeth H ShulerElizabeth H Shuler
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$87,437.00$87,437.00$89,542.00$91,009.00$87,286.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $244,803.00$244,803.00$254,792.00$250,403.00$249,739.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Trumka, Richard
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personRichard L TrumkaRichard L TrumkaRichard L TrumkaRichard L TrumkaRichard L Trumka
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$92,317.00$92,317.00$95,106.00$97,640.00$95,937.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $290,426.00$290,426.00$298,281.00$300,983.00$281,766.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo promote economic and workforce development strategies to create good jobs and to engage in programs and advocacy that advance worker education and training and to develop and strengthen labor and management partnerships in workplace training and apprenticeship.To promote economic and workforce development strategies to create good jobs and to engage in programs and advocacy that advance worker education and training; to develop innovative demonstration apprenticeship programs for skilled manufacturing jobs and careers.To promote economic and workforce development strategies to create good jobs and to engage in programs and advocacy that advance worker education and training; to develop innovative demonstration apprenticeship programs for skilled manufacturing jobs and careers.To promote economic and workforce development strategies to create good jobs and to engage in programs and advocacy that advance worker education and training; to develop innovative demonstration apprenticeship programs for skilled manufacturing jobs and careers.To promote economic and workforce development strategies to create good jobs and to engage in programs and advocacy that advance worker education and training; to develop innovative demonstration apprenticeship programs for skilled manufacturing jobs and careers; educate workers and communities on state and local workforce development policy and encourage their participation.
Program service expenses, total$919,239.00$834,045.00$1,002,048.00$514,431.00$422,870.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning. The AFL-CIO Working for America Institute is engaged with labor, employers as well as national, state and local intermediaries in expanding high-quality apprenticeship, notably in advanced manufacturing including the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) registered apprenticeship. The Institute is also working with labor, employers and workforce intermediaries to develop apprenticeships for careers in hospitality including housekeepers, chefs, and others in the hotel and hospitality industry.
Program expenses$569,622.00    
Program descriptionApprenticeship and Work-Based Learning. The AFL-CIO Working for America Institute is engaged with labor, employers as well as national, state and local intermediaries in expanding high-quality apprenticeship, notably in advanced manufacturing including the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) registered apprenticeship. The Institute is also working with labor, employers and workforce intermediaries to develop apprenticeships for careers in hospitality including housekeepers, chefs, and others in the hotel and hospitality industry.    
Under its general program, WAI worked to facilitate connections to labor unions and union-sponsored training programs in selected sites and assisted local workforce partnerships in accessing or developing relevant training curricula.
Program expenses   $21,815.00$44,392.00
Program description   Under its general program, WAI worked to facilitate connections to labor unions and union-sponsored training programs in selected sites and assisted local workforce partnerships in accessing or developing relevant training curricula.Under its general program, WAI worked to facilitate connections to labor unions and union-sponsored training programs in slected sites and assisted local workforce partnerships in accessing or developing relevant pre-apprenticeship curricula. Additionally, WAI promoted green manufacturing skill training to labor unions and industry. It also developed GPM curriculum.Also the institute partnered with eight states to educate workers displaced by trade about the benefits available to them through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act. In particular, we explained the new benefits available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The eight states were: Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, and California.The Institute piloted an innovative demonstration program and curriculum in advanced manufacturing skills training that is linked to industry recognized standards. The objective is to deliver training to production workers to enable them to become journey-level skilled technicians.Finally, the Institute partnered with Jobs for the Future to facilitate relationships between community training providers and labor organizations. The project was conducted in five cities: Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles.
WAI conducted an evaluation of the potential economic impacts of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, evaluated alternative policy measures for mitigating these economic impacts and presented findings to stakeholders.
Program expenses   $15,488.00$90,710.00
Program description   WAI conducted an evaluation of the potential economic impacts of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, evaluated alternative policy measures for mitigating these economic impacts and presented findings to stakeholders.WAI conducted an evaluation of the potential economic impacts of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, evaluated alternative policy measures for mitigating these economic impacts and presented findings to stakeholders. We were successful in promoting a clean energy investment agenda that was focused on job creation.
Workforce Development: The Institute is piloting an innovative apprenticeship demonstration program and curriculum in advanced manufacturing skills training that is directly linked to industry recognized standards. The first pilot has been implemented in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. The objective is to deliver high quality training to production workers to enable them to become journey-level skilled technicians. Training is planned and implemented through joint labor-management committee structures. Additionally the Institute plans to replicate the apprenticeship training model in other locations through partnerships with labor-management entities and workforce intermediaries.
Program expenses$349,617.00$834,045.00$1,002,048.00$477,128.00$287,768.00
Program descriptionWorkforce Development: The Institute is piloting an innovative apprenticeship demonstration program and curriculum in advanced manufacturing skills training that is directly linked to industry recognized standards. The first pilot has been implemented in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. The objective is to deliver high quality training to production workers to enable them to become journey-level skilled technicians. Training is planned and implemented through joint labor-management committee structures. Additionally the Institute plans to replicate the apprenticeship training model in other locations through partnerships with labor-management entities and workforce intermediaries.Work force development: The Institute is piloting an innovative apprenticeship demonstration program and curriculum in advanced manufacturing skills training that is directly linked to industry recognized standards. The first pilot is being implemented in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. The objective is to deliver high quality training to production workers to enable them to become journey-level skilled technicians. Training will be planned and implemented through joint labor-management committee structures. Additionally the Institute plans to replicate the training model in other locations through partnerships with labor-management entities and workforce intermediaries.Work force development: The Institute is piloting an innovative apprenticeship demonstration program and curriculum in advanced manufacturing skills training that is directly linked to industry recognized standards. The first pilot is being implemented in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. The objective is to deliver high quality training to production workers to enable them to become journey-level skilled technicians. Training will be planned and implemented through joint labor-management committee structures. Additionally the Institute plans to replicate the training model in other locations through partnerships with labor-management entities and workforce intermediaries.Work force development: The Institute is piloting an innovative apprenticeship demonstration program and curriculum in advanced manufacturing skills training that is directly linked to industry recognized standards. The first pilot is being implemented in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. The objective is to deliver high quality training to production workers to enable them to become journey-level skilled technicians. Training will be planned and implemented through joint labor-management committee structures. Additionally the Institute plans to replicate the training model in other locations through partnerships with labor-management entities and workforce intermediaries.Work force development: The Institute is piloting an innovative demonstration program and curriculum in advanced manufacturing skills training that is directly linked to industry recognized standards. The first pilot is taking place in Wisconsin and the objective is to deliver high quality training to production workers to enable them to become journey-level skilled technicians. Training will be planned and implemented through joint labor-management committee structures. Additionally the Institute plans to replicate the training model in other locations through partnerships with labor-management entities and workforce intermediaries.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$1,075,605.00$893,210.00$1,043,404.00$675,854.00$562,459.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,075,605.00$893,210.00$1,043,162.00$675,854.00$562,459.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,075,605.00$893,210.00$1,043,162.00$675,854.00$562,459.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$242.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$1,075,605.00$893,210.00$1,043,404.00$675,854.00$562,459.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions from related organizations    $28,266.00
Revenue from gov't grants$1,042,378.00$893,210.00$1,043,162.00$595,925.00$418,252.00
Revenue from all other contributions$33,227.00  $79,929.00$115,941.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$242.00$0.00$0.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$1,078,808.00$893,210.00$1,043,162.00$639,014.00$574,269.00
Total functional expenses: program service $919,239.00$834,045.00$1,002,048.00$514,431.00$422,870.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$159,569.00$59,165.00$41,114.00$124,583.00$151,399.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00$1,054.00$688.00$3,535.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$307,802.00$225,547.00$326,514.00$209,968.00$87,904.00
Total assets, beginning of year$225,547.00$326,514.00$209,968.00$87,904.00$198,746.00
Total liabilities$241,194.00$155,736.00$256,703.00$140,399.00$55,175.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$155,736.00$256,703.00$140,399.00$55,175.00$154,237.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$66,608.00$69,811.00$69,811.00$69,569.00$32,729.00
Net assets$66,608.00$69,811.00$69,811.00$69,569.00$32,729.00
Net assets, beginning of year$69,811.00$69,811.00$69,569.00$32,729.00$44,509.00
Other liabilities    $1.00
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other assets$1.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$65,485.00$45,542.00$58,946.00$16,434.00$2,455.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$45,542.00$58,946.00$16,434.00$2,455.00$40,717.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$3,203.00$0.00$242.00$36,840.00-$11,810.00
Advertising (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Accounts receivable, net$240,953.00$170,653.00$266,886.00$189,303.00$81,632.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,363.00$9,352.00$682.00$4,231.00$3,817.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$241,194.00$155,736.00$256,703.00$140,399.00$43,318.00
Deferred revenue    $11,856.00
Total net assets or fund balances$66,608.00$69,811.00$69,811.00$69,569.00$32,729.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members33333
Number of independent voting members33333
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/gov't >$5kTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-08-302017-09-282016-07-262015-07-232014-04-30
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.0
Filing identifier201801279349301780201701329349300915201631129349300343201541329349304239201440929349300304
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