The School’s most prized asset is our dedicated faculty spanning the full range of labor relations practitioners: arbitrators, attorneys, full-time union officers and educational directors, corporate employee relations managers, expert consultants, academics, state and federal mediators, state and federal regulatory agency staff. The faculty volunteers as a work of social justice. Their generosity allows the School to keep tuition affordable for working people.  The School is very blessed that it can call upon a deep network of talented expert lecturers and guest speakers.





Allyson Every is the Executive Director of the Labor Guild. She took her first Guild classes as a young union steward and organizer, and was elected president of the Boston Globe’s editorial and business union. The later half of her 27-year Globe career was as a manager and writer in circulation marketing and then public relations. Allyson served on the Guild board from 1981-1989, including a term as president. Returning as a Guild volunteer in 2011, she has served as Executive Director since 2012.


Hugh Boyd is currently an Assistant Business Manager and Treasurer at IBEW Local 104.  A 32-year union member, Hugh has served in many capacities from Executive Board member to union representative.  He has a breadth of experience in many aspects of unionism.

Kenneth Grace, Esq., is a partner at Sandulli Grace, P.C. Ken began working as a union organizer for AFSCME Council 93, and later became a business agent. While working full time, he attended New England School of Law, and eventually became a founding partner of Sandulli Grace. He has taught courses at the Guild for over 30 years and won the 2012 CGA Labor Attorney award.

Paul Feeney is the Legislative Director for IBEW Local 2222.  He was the Massachusetts State Director for the Bernie Sanders Campaign and also served as a selectman for the Town of Foxborough from 2007 until 2010.

Rand Wilson is the Communications Director at SEIU 888. He has worked with IBEW, the Iron Workers, AFL-CIO, CWA, MTA, Teamsters, Jobs With Justice, and more. In 2016, he was a volunteer organizer for Labor for Bernie, and a Sanders delegate from Massachusetts to the Democratic National Convention. He is currently involved with Our Revolution, fighting to reclaim democracy for working people.

Richard (Rick) Reilly is an arbitrator who has handled cases all over the world, travelling from the US to the UK to China. He worked for many years as the Vice President of the American Arbitration Association and was chair of the Massachusetts Joint Labor Management Committee. Rick has also acted in numerous productions with the Beijing Playhouse.

Tom Breslin is an Assistant Director of Labor Education at the Massachusetts Nurses Association.






  • Elissa Cadillic, President, AFSCME Local 1526 (BPL)
  • Lisa Field, Community Organizer, MNA (MA Nurses Assn)
  • Attorneys Paul Kelly and Lou Mandarini, Segal Roitman, LLP
  • Daniel Butterfield, UWUA Local 369, Chief Steward, Eversource
  • David Kowalski, UWUA Local 318 (Utility Workers)
  • Allyson Every, Labor Guild Executive Director


  • George Embleton, Labor Educator and Guild Past President
  • Carol Gustavson, Executive Director – Benefits, Archdiocese of Boston; and Arbitrator Richard Reilly
  • Lisa Field, Community Organizer, Mass Nurses Association (MNA); Elissa Cadillic, President, AFSCME #1526 (BPL) and
  • Allyson Every, Executive Director, Labor Guild
  • Edward Collins, IBEW International Rep, 2nd District (New England)
  • Kenneth Grace, Partner, Sandulli Grace P.C.


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Our instructors are outstanding practitioners drawn from the ranks of labor lawyers, union officers, management executives, benefit experts, consultants, arbitrators, federal and state agency staff, academics, economists, and social media specialists from Eastern Massachusetts and beyond.


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