James Williams (labor leader)

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James A. Williams
James Williams IUPAT.jpg
Williams at a rally for Obama in 2008
Occupation President of IUPAT
Spouse(s) Gerrie
Children 4 children

James A. Williams is an American labor leader and President of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUP).[1] Williams is also the current Chairman of American Income Life Insurance Company's Labor Advisory Board.[2]

He graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1968. He served in the United States Army from 1969-1971 in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded two Bronze Stars, the Army Accommodation Medal, and an Air Medal.[1] Upon his return home, he became a "journeyman glazier."[1]


  1. ^ a b c "JAMES A. WILLIAMS - General President". IUPAT About US. IUPAT. 
  2. ^ "Labor Advisory Board". American Income Life Insurance Company. Retrieved 12 July 2011.