Anna Burger was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006 and called "the most powerful woman in the labor movement" by Fortune Magazine. She’s a top ranking officer at SEIU - the nation's largest and fastest growing union - and the first chair of America's newest labor federation, Change to Win.
Breaking with tradition is nothing new for Burger; in the 1970'-80's she was out front on picket lines, anti-war protests and feminist rallies. She played a significant role in SEIU's recognition of choice as a key issue for women's health, and most recently, has been a passionate advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. Throughout her career, she has pushed labor to deepen its commitment to equality for all.
Burger began her career in 1972 as a rank-and-file Pennsylvania state caseworker and union activist before her election as SEIU Local 668's first female president. She moved on to run the statewide political program and later became SEIU's national field director. She has been an active delegate to the Democratic National Convention since 1984 and has worked on the party's platform. She resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband, their daughter.