Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO

Address: 815 16th ST. NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-638-0320

Fax: 202-628-4379

Organization Website:

Principle Staff:
Paul E. Almeida, President
David Cohen, Executive Director

Founded: 1977

Subject Expertise: Professional & Technical Workers

The Department for Professional Employees (DPE) is a coalition of 23 national unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO which represent over four million highly skilled, professional and technical workers. DPE affiliate unions include professionals in over three hundred separate and distinct occupations in many sectors including: health care and education; science, engineering and technology; journalism, entertainment and the arts; public administration and law enforcement. The DPE is the largest association of professional, technical and administrative support workers in the U.S.