Andrea Chaudron joined the Chicago Federation of Labor in 2022 as the Community Engagement Liaison working with United Way of Metro Chicago. As the Community Engagement Liaison, Andrea is responsible for volunteer recruitment and engagement, organizing community events, and assisting with the United Way Labor Partnership. She also provides strike assistance and support for affected workers and serves as the CFL contact for locating community resources during times of work insecurity.
Andrea is responsible for several events and projects at the CFL where she puts members into the community to highlight and celebrate the Chicago labor movement. She has helped coordinate multiple events including the May Day 5K Run and Walk, Labor in the Pulpits/on the Minbar/in the Bimah, and the Chicago Labor Day Parade/Eddie Fest. As the Labor Liaison, she worked on the successful Workers’ Rights Amendment campaign as well as UWMC’s Uniting for the Holidays campaign.
She has previously worked for several nonprofits including the American Cancer Society and the Ravinia Women’s Board. Prior to moving to the Chicago area, she spent almost a decade working for the California State Assembly holding several positions including Legislative Consultant, Legislative Aide and Field Representative. While there she specialized in education, labor, and health issues and staffed the Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education. She has also held positions as a political campaign staffer, public relations specialist, and newspaper reporter.
Andrea is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento. She has a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in Political Science and Journalism. As a student, she served as the Government reporter for the award-winning California State Hornet. She also worked in the Press Office for State Senator Pro Tempore David Roberti. After moving to the Southern California area after college, she was active in local politics and was a founding member and officer of the Long Beach Young Democrats. One of her proudest moments during this time was marching with the UFW for the “5 for Fairness” Rally on behalf of the Strawberry Workers organizing campaign in Watsonville, California.
Andrea lives in Arlington Heights with her husband Eric. They have two grown children, Madeleine and Jack. She is active in several community organizations and enjoys bike riding, hiking, and spending time with her dogs, Meadow and Biscuit.