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The WILD Advisory Board meets twice a year to suggest and advise as to how WILD can meet the needs of their members and constituents.


108 Myrtle St.   4th Floor

Quincy,  MA 02171


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Joanie Parker

Organizing Director

Mary Amato - Community Works

Anneta Argyres  - UMass Boston

Sarah Bartlett - UMass Boston

Carol Bates - AFGE

Elaine Bernard  - Harvard Trade Union Program

Alex Brown - IUE 201

Elissa Cadillic 

Lisa Clauson - NERCC/CLMP

Daniela Dana

Colleen Doherty - SEIU 509

Enid Eckstein - SEIU 1199

Lydia Edwards - Brazilian Imigration Center

Allyson Every - Labor Guild

Sandy Felder - AFL-CIO

Lisa Gallatin,  MA AFL-CIO

Tolle Graham - Mass COSH

Monica Halas - UAW Legal Services

Emily Hardt - Former WILD Board Director

Rebecca Hornstein,  North Shore Central Labor Council

Jeannette Huezo - United for a Fair Economy

Lisa Lemieux,  SEIU 1199

Aliza Levine - JOIN

Katie Liljegren - Tradeswomen Network

Isabel Lopez 

Gillian Mason - JWJ

Jenaya Nelson - Tradeswomen Network

Ann O'Connor

Joanie Parker - Former Board Member

Cynthia Rodrigues - Southeastern MA Central Labor Council

Jennifer Springer - SEIU 888

Susan Tousignant - SEIU 509

Magalis Troncoso - Dominican Development Center

Veronica Turner - SEIU 1199

Eve Weinbaum - UMass Amherst

Ellen Wallace - UAW Cap Council

Karen Wheeler - GALLAN

Donene Williams - HCTWU

Celia Wisclo - SEIU 1199

 WILD 32d Annual Summer Institute

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

June 22 - 24, 2018



November 17, 2018

 Building Bridges to Power

North Shore Labor Council Women's Committee

15th Annual Women's Solidarity Breakfast

  • Saturday December 1
  • 10 am - 12:30 pm
  • 10 Church Street, Lynn

 Free breakfast. Childcare and Spanish interpretation provided

RSVP by phone: 781-595-2538 or by email:

Download the flyer here for more information



October 6, 2018

 Support Striking Hotel Workers!

Join the picket line! Sign the petition!

Over 1500 Unite Here Local 26 members who work for the Marriott hotels are on strike. Many are women who not only work in the hotels but also do the unpaid work of parenting and maintaining their households. Local 26 women hotel workers on strike are taking leadership on the picket lines and with the media.  
This is a key time for us as WILD women and supporters to step up and show our support by signing the petition link below and joining the picket lines.
The 7 hotels where workers are striking are: The Aloft Boston Seaport District, the Element Boston Seaport District, the Ritz-Carlton Boston, the Sheraton Boston, the W Hotel Boston, the Westin Boston Waterfront, and the Westin Copley Place.  There will be a big picket line at 3pm on Friday at the Ritz Carlton between the Boston Common and Chinatown. 
You can sign the pledge to support striking members of UNITE HERE by clicking here
Hotel workers called for a strike after Marriott failed to meet workers’ modest demand that One Job Should Be Enough, despite months of negotiations.

“I am striking because I have to work three jobs to try and cover all my family’s expenses,” said Brooke Melanson, a bartender at the Westin Boston Waterfront. “Just like any parent, I want time with my children to see them grow up. We hear all the time how well Marriott is doing. We want Marriott to recognize our contribution to their success.”
Marriott workers want jobs that allow them to live in Boston. They want to afford their rent, provide for their families, and retire with dignity. They want to work in safe conditions and have job security, including a say in how new technologies are introduced to the hospitality industry.
“Marriott has forced this strike. After 5 years of record profits and more than 6 months of contract talks Marriott still doesn’t get it,” said UNITE HERE Local 26 President Brian Lang. “It’s our work that creates the great experience for the hotel guests. We are the reason that they keep coming back. Our demand is modest and fair, One Job Should be Enough.”