Our Staff

HARRIET APPLEGATE | EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Harriet has served as the Executive Secretary of the North Shore Federation of Labor since 2006. She has been re-elected to the position three times. Harriet brings to her job a passion for educating rank-and-file members on common sense economics and for involving working people in politics and policy. She is committed to advocating for fairer trade, a renewable jobs economy, and high standards for Ohio's workers. She is working on strengthening the labor movement's political infrastructure, involving union members in the policy process, and continuing to build a vibrant, diverse labor movement.

Harriet lives in Cleveland Heights.

DAN O'MALLEY | CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR

Dan is a native of Cleveland and has spent his career working in the labor movement. Before joining the North Shore AFL-CIO, he spent eight years with Working America, the last two years as the organization's state director in Ohio. He is a graduate of St. Ignatius High School and John Carroll University. As the campaigns director, Dan's work includes community outreach, workplace organizing, and advocating for public policy that will benefit working families.

Dan is a member of OPEIU Local 1794 and AFM Local 4. He lives in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Lakewood where he also serves on the City Council.

KAREN RECHENBACH | OFFICE MANAGER

Karen has served as an administrative professional in the labor movement for over 30 years. Her dedicated service has included work for the Cleveland Teachers Union (AFT) Local 279, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Communications Workers of America District 4, and the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council. She is a member of OPEIU Local 1794 and lives in Westlake. 

WYNNE ANTONIO | RETIREE COORDINATOR 

Wynne also coordinates the Senior Voice coalition. She is a retired teacher from the Cleveland Municipal School District. Wynne was an active member of American Federation of Teachers Local 279 for 35 years and a member of Cleveland Teachers Union Retired Chapter. As a political activist in community organizations, electoral politics, progressive campaigns and the labor movement, she is always dedicated to issues of peace, social justice and self-determination.

Wynne resides in Lakewood. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a variety of educational credentials and a lifetime PhD/ABD from Kent State University with a focus on Organizational Development