July 2019 – Present
James moved to the position of President in July 2019 after serving as Vice-President since 2008. James previously served as a City of Ottawa 40-Hour Wage representative on the 503 Executive Council since 2005. James previously served as the Health & Safety Coordinator for the Local. Currently James sits on the CUPE Ontario OMERS Pension Reference Group as a CUPE 503 representative and has previously served as the CUPE Ontario Chair of the Municipal Sector.