North Shore AFL-CIO Executive Board Members

The strength of the Cleveland AFL-CIO Federation of Labor is our affiliated unions. We have strong, diverse leadership from those unions. They all serve without compensation to help lead the labor movement. We thank them for their incredible leadership:


Pat Gallagher , International Rep, USW


Jim Embrescia, Bus Agent, IBEW

Executive Secretary:

Harriet Applegate, North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor


Jim Astorino, President, Northern Ohio Fire Fighters (NOFF)

Reporting Secretary:

Meryl Johnson, Trustee, Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) Local 279


Davida Russell, Vice-President, OAPSE

Dean Wright, Directing Bus Mgr, IAMAW

Terry Joyce, Bus Mgr, Laborers 310

Vice Presidents:

Al Bacon, SEIU 1199

Mark Davis, Regional Director, AFSCME Council 8

Daleo Freeman, President APWU 72

Marian Garth-Saffold, Retirees Council

Keith Hocevar, Bus Manager, Bricklayers 16

Phil Lukic, Vice-President, BCTGM L 19

Tim McCarthy, Bus Mgr, Ironworkers 17

Mark Milko, President, Workers United L10

William Nix, President, ATU 268

Mike Plezia, President, CWA 4340

Jim Watroba, Bus Mgr, IUPAT District Council 6

Julie Albers, President, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) 3360

Tim Buxton, Staff Representative, United Steel Workers (USW)

David Quolke, President, Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) Local 279

Mark Granakis, President, United Steel Workers (USW) Local 979

Meryl Johnson, Trustee-At-Large, Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) Local 279

Terry McCafferty, President, United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) Local 120

Davida Russell, President, Ohio Association of Public School Employees/American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (OAPSE/AFSCME) Local 744

Bob Schiebli, Lake/Geauga County Chair, General Organizer, Iron Workers Int'l Union

Darlene Tinsley, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) 3448

Dean Wright, President and Directing Business Representative, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW) District 54