Retired Regional Director, AFL-CIO
Jim Snow is a lifelong labor leader and advocate for justice for workers, especially in the building trades. He served as the Commissioner of Labor and Industries under Governor Dukakis. Later in his career, Jim served as the Regional Director of the AFL-CIO Northeastern Region. Previous to that, he served as the Organizing Director for the Painters’ and Glaziers’ union. He is now consulting with the Labor Education Center to build the advisory board and to assist with issues related to the building trades and increasing access to union apprenticeship programs. Jim has worked hard to build the university’s mission to serve working class students and to build the Labor Education Center.