Anthony Thomas currently serves as the Political & Legislative Director for the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO which serves 1.3 million union members from 300 different union affiliates.
His previous experience in the labor movement includes serving as the NYS Legislative Coordinator for SEIU Local 32BJ where he lobbied the New York City Council, state legislature, executive offices, and state agencies. As Chicago Political Director for the SEIU Illinois Council he managed campaigns, trained union staff, and lobbied the Chicago City Council and County Commissioners. Additionally, he has managed citywide campaigns in New York and San Francisco, as well as state and federal campaigns around the country. He has previously worked as a consultant for pro-labor political candidates and campaigns with Integrated Political Management.
Anthony began working in politics and government in Missouri and subsequently managed campaigns for the state democratic party. In 2004, he managed elections for the Missouri House Democrats and eventually served as the Chief of Staff to the Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party.