Pride Month Profiles: Alyssa Goodstein

Alyssa Goodstein

For Pride Month this year, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various LGBTQ+ workers who have worked and continue to work at the intersection of civil and labor rights in the United States. Today's profile is Alyssa Goodstein of the Laborers (LIUNA).

Alyssa Goodstein is the communications director for the Illinois AFL-CIO, where she leads strategic communications and public affairs for the third-largest state labor federation in the country. A native of Los Angeles, Goodstein received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and came to Illinois on a scholarship to pursue her graduate degree at the University of Chicago, where she studied the informal labor networks of female street food vendors in 20th-century Mexico. Prior to the Illinois AFL-CIO, Goodstein served a two-year term as the LGBTQ+ caucus director for the Young Democrats of Illinois.