James H. Williams
Labor and Labor-Related Experience
1965-1966: IUE NEWS, International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, AFL-CIO, Washington DC. Bi-Weekly. Staff writer, gave field assistance to organizing drives including Memphis RCA plant 1967; edited French-language edition of IUE NEWS for Quebec.
1967-1968: WEST VIRGINIA AFL-CIO OBSERVER, Monthly. West Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Charleston, W.Va. Editor, state federation monthly; as part of this assignment, was press director of the Sprouse for Governor campaign, and later press secretary for the West Virginia Democratic Party
1968-1970: THE GUILD REPORTER, Bi-Weekly. The American Newspaper Guild, Washington, DC. Assistant Editor
1970-1971: NATIONAL FACULTY ASSOCIATION FORUM, HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS, Monthly. National Education Association, Washington, DC. Editor
1974-1978: LABOR TODAY, Monthly. Independent labor publication. Chicago, IL. Editor
1967-1968: WEST VIRGINIA AFL-CIO. Research Director
1968-1970: THE AMERICAN NEWSPAPER GUILD. Assistant Research Director
Elected Union Positions held
1965-1966: Chair, Labor Press Unit Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild
1965-1966: Delegate, Greater Washington, DC Central Labor Council
1967-1968: Chair, West Virginia Chapter, Local 189 American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
1971-1974: Executive Board, CWA-NEASO, Washington DC
1977-1978: Shop Steward, UE Local 1114, Chicago, IL
1980-1981: Member, Apprenticeship Committee, USWA Local 65, Chicago, IL
2000-2003 Steward, Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago, IL
1966-67: IUE “Operation Shenandoah” organizing drive in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley; Memphis RCA organizing drive; Various Experience providing on-site public relations assistance to IUE locals.
1971-1974: NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, HIGHER EDUCATION DIVISION: Field Organizer. Provided organizational assistance to Ulster County (NY) community college strikers; staff organizer and pr director for State University of New York (SUNY) campaign; staff organizer, writer, for Pennsylvania State Colleges campaign. Lead organizer for City University of New York campaign. Lead organizer for Temple University campaign, Lead organizer for Wayne State University campaign.
1967-1968: WEST VIRGINIA AFL-CIO , Instructor, AFL-CIO State Summer Schools
1967-1967: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Morgantown, W. Va., Instructor, labor extension program
1970-1971: MARYLAND AFL-CIO, Instructor, Maryland AFL-CIO Summer Schools
1975-1980: INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NORTHWEST, Adjunct Instructor. Taught Local Union Administration, stewards’ classes, Labor and the Political Environment, International Labor Movement, American Labor History.
1974-1978: LABOR TODAY, Instructor, workshops for local union journalists.
IUE Local 761, Louisville, KY
Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild
Workers Education Local 189, AFT
Federation of Guild Representatives
NEA Staff Organization-CWA
UE Local 1114, Chicago
USWA Local 65, Chicago
Fraternal Order of Police