William Spriggs

William Spriggs is the former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor. He currently serves as the chief economist to the AFL-CIO and has been professor of economics at Howard University since 2012.

Spriggs’ economic expertise lies in workforce issues, labor, tax and public policy. Prior to his position at AFL-CIO, he lead economic policy development at the Economic Policy Institute, National Urban League, the U.S. Department of Commerce,  the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Join Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

His work has been featured in Politic365 and on the Washington Post’s PostTV. Spriggs has also appeared on NPR as an economics expert.


Chief Economist at AFL-CIO, Professor of Economics at Howard Univeristy

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Federal Policy, Labor

Location: Washington, D.C.

Contact Info:
Email: wspriggs@howard.edu, wspriggs@aflcio.org
Mobile: (571) 214-7919
Office: (202) 637-5074
Twitter: @wspriggs

Heard on NPR:

Tell Me More: “U.S. Cost of Living on the Rise”

PostTV: “Should the U.S. Raise the Minimum Wage?”