Public Member

Pierrette Talley is the first woman to hold one of the two top offices in the history of the Ohio AFL-CIO being elected to the position of Secretary-Treasurer in 2002 and re-elected in 2006.

Her career began with organized labor in 1980 where she worked as an office administrator for AFSCME Ohio Council 8. She held several positions with AFSCME including working as the union’s political and legislative director in Michigan from 1994 to 1999. In 1999 the national AFL-CIO appointed Talley to the position of Ohio State Director. As Secretary-Treasurer she is the administrative officer of the Ohio AFL-CIO.

She holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in communications and political science from the University of Toledo.

She is a member of Pinewood Tabernacle Church in Toledo and is married to Cornell. They have a blended family of four children, and five grandchildren.



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