About Us

Community Labor United’s mission is to drive forward strategic campaigns with grassroots organizations and labor unions that stabilize and strengthen working-class families and communities of color in Greater Boston. Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development, public education, and grassroots mobilization, we advance policies that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare, affordable housing, and environmental justice for all. With our national partner, the PowerSwitch Action network, we are strengthening local organizations that work in solidarity throughout the country. We fight against corporate interests by expanding and strengthening the voices of everyday people in shaping the economy, government, and public goods in the local communities we and our partners serve. Together, we are building an inclusive democracy, a people’s economy, and prioritizing the needs of low-income families.


 We develop relationships between decision makers in community and labor organizations to collectively build power in the region. 


Our research focuses on community organizing opportunities and developing educational curricula on issues affecting working families.


We promote quality jobs, secure healthcare, affordable housing, and other community interests for low and middle-income families in the Greater Boston Area.


Board of Directors – Officers

  • Darlene Lombos, Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Greater Boston Labor Council
  • Dwaign Tyndal, Clerk, Executive Director, Alternatives for Community & Environment

Board of Directors – Members

  • 32BJ SEIU 615
  • La Collaborativa
  • Karen Chen, Executive Director, Chinese Progressive Association
  • Carlos DeSouza, Business Agent Local 723, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Maude Hurde, Board Chair, New England United for Justice
  • Darrin Howell, Political Director, 1199SEIU Massachusetts
  • Justin Desmond, Business Development, IUPAT DC35
  • Ethan Snow, Chief of Staff/Political Director, UNITE HERE Joint Board


Contact Us

Important Message: We are excited to have a new home base location now at 8 Beacon Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 01208. For immediate assistance, please email all matters to info@massclu.org 

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