Join us in welcoming Co-Executive Director, Lee Matsueda!

Community Labor United is thrilled to announce that Lee Matsueda will be joining the CLU team as Co-Executive Director this summer!

Since 2001, Lee has worked to build and grow nonprofit organizations in Dorchester and Roxbury.  Most recently as Political Director at Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), Lee helped to ensure that workers and environmental justice communities most impacted by the climate crisis had a strong voice in developing long-term solutions that advanced a more sustainable economy. 

Lee has been inspired by community and union members and that he’s worked with who choose to come together to fight for their rights against all odds. He believes deeply in building strategic coalitions and partnerships to create significant and transformative change. Lee is no stranger to CLU—he has been an active participant in CLU’s Green Justice Coalition since its inception and also serves on CLU’s Board of Directors.

Lee finds peace and restoration in nature, hiking in forests or spending time near water with his family and dog, or visiting one of the most sacred places he has been to, Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui, Hawaii (this is also where his immediate family is from). Lee has a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies in the Advocacy for Social Justice & Sustainability Program at Antioch New England Graduate School.

Lee will begin his co-directorship in August. Welcome, Lee!

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