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City Club of Cleveland - Harriet Applegate, North Shore AFL-CIO
Harriet Applegate, the first woman to serve as the North Shore AFL-CIO's principal officer, will speak on the union's new pro-active role in regional economic development, the role they play in combating poverty, and their plans for the 2008 elections.

Applegate has served in a number of positions in the Cleveland and Cincinnati labor movement, including staff representative of the national AFL-CIO. She has concentrated most of her efforts on improving labor's political infrastructure and educating members on 'common sense' economics and the true cost of 'free trade.'

Applegate is a graduate of the University of Rochester and has a Master's from the University of Cincinnati.

The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor (formerly the Cleveland AFL-CIO) represents more than 120,000 workers and retirees from 136 affiliated unions. The national split between AFL-CIO and Change-to-Win unions does not exist in Cleveland; both groups belong to the local AFL-CIO. The organization is the premier political organization, putting hundreds of workers on the street, mobilizing members at worksites with thousands of volunteers, and making tens of thousands of phone calls during political campaigns.
August 24, 2007