Julie Farb is the Director of Growth Strategies for the Economic Power and Growth Hub at the AFL-CIO. She leads a team of strategic researchers and campaigners in support of affiliate unions' organizing initiatives. Previously, she worked as a union researcher developing and executing strategic approaches for organizing and contract campaigns. She has taught the craft of strategic research and campaign planning to students, workers, and union staff both in the classroom and in the field and has mentored and trained many union researchers on the job. She has an MA in Urban Planning from the University of Washington.