James Coccola, a member of Component 12, was elected as a BCGEU Executive Vice-President at the 2017 Constitutional Convention
James was elected to his first term as executive vice president (EVP) at the BCGEU’s 2017 convention.
Prior to becoming an EVP, he was a member of Local 1201, a steward, a member of his local and component executives, and an executive member of the Victoria Labour Council.
His work background is as a research and data analyst for the B.C. government. He also worked for an environmental non-profit and was the chairperson of the University of Victoria students' society.