In a year marked by too much mourning, the Labor guild remembers two remarkable members who have recently passed. We also salute with reverence the frontline workers especially in healthcare who have lost their lives to this deadly pandemic.
Joseph was involved as a member, business agent, and president of Local 387 utility workers union. He was elected and served as the President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Joseph received a Cushing-Gavin Award for labor in 1984.
Marcia graduated from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and served as the President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. She received a Cushing-Gavin Award in 1981.
Margret (Peggy) Grace
Margret was the beloved wife of Guild friend and instructor, Ken Grace (CGA 2012). The couple was married by their friend of Fr. Ed Boyle.
John was the former President of the AFL-CIO, and a long time Labor Leader. As president of Local 32B, he led the merger with Local 32J, to form what is today SEIU 32BJ. He became SEIU International President in 1980. In 1995, John became president of the AFL-CIO. Throughout his career, he was committed to supporting racial and gender equality in the labor movement.
In Memory of Rev. James Healey /Buffalo NY