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, labor organizers, corporate employee relations managers, expert consultants, academics, state and federal mediators, state and federal regulatory agency staff, and more. 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.



Bios for all of this term’s stellar faculty are coming soon!


  • Allyson EveryExecutive Director, The Labor Guild

Allyson 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.

  • Daniel ButterfieldMSEM, PE, UWUA Local 369, Chief Steward, Eversource

Daniel Butterfield is a Chief Steward at Eversource with UWUA Local 369. His background includes a 31-year career with Boston Edison, Nstar Electric, and Eversource Electric. He has served as a steward and chief steward for United Utility Workers of America (UWUA) Local 369, and has also organized new members. He is an engineer with a Professional Engineering license and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. In his career, he has focused on career advancement, increased membership, retention and protection of jobs, and negotiating fair and competitive compensation packages.

  • David KowalskiRetired President, UWUA Local 318
  • Elissa CadillicPresident, AFSCME Local 1526 (Boston Public Library)

Elissa Cadillic is the president of AFSCME 1526. She has been involved with the union for over 20 years in various positions and continues to advocate for the safety and health of her members. She is also currently the Chair of the Board for MassCOSH.

  • James CooperLabor Arbitrator
  • Joe Markman, Associate Director, Division of Public Communication, MNA
  • Lisa Field, Associate Director, Legislative Division, Massachusetts Nurses Association

Lisa Field is a long-time labor and social justice activist. She has held several positions within the labor movement including steward at Fitchburg State University for AFSCME Local 1067, President of AFSCME Local 1067, Staff Representative at AFSCME Council 93, Regional Representative at SEIU Local 888, Field Services Director at SEIU Local 888, and currently Associate Director Legislative Division at the Massachusetts Nurses Association.

  • Lou MandariniExecutive Director, Mass. Laborers Benefit Funds
  • Paul KellyAttorney, Segal Roitman LLP

Paul Kelly is a trial lawyer, labor lawyer and Fund lawyer advising labor organizations, Taft Hartley Funds and individual workers. In 2010, Paul became a member of the Labor Guild Executive Board. He has been teaching Labor Law at the Guild since 1984. He has also been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Suffolk Law School– where he teaches Massachusetts Practice– since 1998. He received the Cushing Gavin Award as an outstanding Union attorney in 1996, and has also been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in labor and employment since 2007.

  • Paul F. McCarthyUnion Educational Consultant, Collective Bargaining Associates

Paul is a Union Organizational Specialist who works closely with union leaders to help solve organizational problems and build union power and effectiveness. He is a valued and seasoned bargaining consultant, organizer, and strategist with over 40 years of experience. Paul’s union leadership skills training programs and his trouble-shooting expertise are provided exclusively to organized labor throughout the United States and Canada.

  • Richard Reilly, Arbitrator

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, Retired Assistant Director of Labor Education, MNA




  • Allyson Every, Executive Director, The Labor Guild
  • Hugh Boyd, Assistant Business Manager and Treasurer, IBEW Local 104
  • Kenneth Grace, Esq., Partner, Sandulli Grace, P.C.
  • Paul Feeney, Legislative Director, IBEW Local 2222
  • Rand Wilson, Communications Director, SEIU 888
  • Richard (Rick) Reilly, Arbitrator
  • Tom Breslin, Retired Assistant Director of Labor Education, 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
  • Richard Reilly, Arbitrator
  • 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, Esq., 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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