Our Board

​The strength of the North Shore 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 dedication and leadership.

Executive Secretary:

Harriet Applegate, North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor


Pat Gallagher, Sub-District Director, United Steelworkers (USW)

Board Chairperson:

Mark Milko, President, Workers United Local 10


Jim Astorino, Past President, Northern Ohio Fire Fighters (IAFF)

Recording Secretary:

Daleo Freeman, President, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 72


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

Vice Presidents:

Bill Barnes, President, National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 40

Tim Buxton, Staff Representative, United Steelworkers

Mark Davis, Regional Director, AFSCME Ohio Council 8

Bill DeVito, Ironworkers Local 17

Leonard DiCosimo, President, American Federation of Musicians Local 4

James Embrescia, Business Agent, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 38

Marian Garth-Saffold, President, Cleveland AFL-CIO Retirees Council

Neil Ginley, Business Agent, Pipefitters (UA) Local 120

Mark Granakis, Past President, United Steelworkers (USW) Local 979

Samara Knight, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199

Michael Kearney, Secretary-Treasurer, Laborers Local 310

Gary Kundrat, President, Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 4340

Phil Lukic, Financial Secretary/Business Agent, BCTGM Local 19

William Nix, President, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 268

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

Davida Russell, Northeast District President, Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE/AFSCME)

Michelle Rzucidlo, Secretary, Cleveland Teachers Union (AFT) Local 279

Bob Schiebli, Lake/Geauga County Chair, General Organizer, Iron Workers International Union

Yanela Sims, Ohio Director, SEIU Local 1

Jim Sherwood, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer, IUPAT District Council 6

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

David Wondolowski, Executive Secretary, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council

T. Dean Wright, President & Directing Business Representative, IAM&AW District Lodge 54