About Us

Our Mission

Our Mission

WE MAKE LEADERS SMARTER.

With real-time research and training, I4AW equips policymakers with the tools they need to stand for American workers.

Our History

I4AW's leadership has decades of knowledge and experience on labor issues, the inner workings of congressional labor committees, and federal outreach. We pass this knowledge onto our partners.

In 2018 F. Vincent Vernuccio and Jennifer Butler created Institute for the American Worker to better inform policy makers and stakeholders in Washington DC about current developments in labor policy. I4AW’s cofounders have knowledge and experience on labor issues, the inner workings of congressional labor committees, federal outreach and nonprofit management. Vernuccio brings over a decade of expertise in labor law and policy and is regarded as one of the leading experts in the field.

Meet Our Team

F. Vincent Vernuccio

President

F. Vincent Vernuccio brings over a decade of expertise in labor law and policy and is regarded as one of the leading experts in the field. As a labor policy consultant, he has advised a multitude of policy and grassroots organizations throughout the country. Vernuccio holds advisory positions with several organizations including senior fellow with the Mackinac Center and senior policy advisor with the State Policy Network among others. He is a graduate of the Ave Maria School of Law. Vernuccio served on the U.S. Department of Labor transition team for the Trump Administration, and under former President George W. Bush he served as special assistant to the assistant secretary for administration and management in the Department of Labor. Currently, he is a well-respected and sought-after voice on labor policy panels and in Washington, D.C. He has advised congressmen and state legislators on labor-related issues, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and Labor Policy.

Jennifer Butler

Jennifer Butler has over 20 years of experience turning ideas into action in the public policy arena. For the last 12 years, she has worked with the network of state-based free market think tanks across the country, helping them develop best practices, launch new organizations and coordinate multi-state policy efforts.Most recently, her focus has been on the federal level, identifying and seizing opportunities to advance federalism and pro-freedom policies. Working with the State Policy Network, she successfully coordinated the effort to end a labor scheme that diverted over $200 million of Medicaid funds into union coffers each year. Her background in coalition-building and her contacts in state-based think tanks, federal organizations, congressional offices and the administration brings a unique skill set to the Institute for the American Worker.A graduate of the political science department at Florida State University, she went on to earn her Master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in administrative law from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She is a popular public speaker and ran both the Friedrichs and Janus rallies on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.