Patti Edwards Devlin is the Federation Liaison to the General President of the Laborers' International Union of North America. She has been a union activist since 1986, when she became a union shop steward while working as a clerical worker in Washington, D.C.
In 1991, Patti graduated from the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute and spent the next ten years organizing health care, public sector, industrial and construction workers throughout the United States. During her 15-year tenure at LIUNA, Patti worked as LIUNA's Assistant Director of Organizing for six years before being promoted to serve as an assistant to LIUNA's General President Terry O'Sullivan in 2003.
In her role as a senior advisor to the General President, Patti often serves as LIUNA's lead representative on multiple national and global multi-union collaborations and coalitions. Patti also serves as a board member of the Partnership for Working Families and on the National Advisory Committee of the Labor Project for Working Families.