The American Federation of Government Employees laments the passing of National Vice President Emeritus Harold “Mac” McLeod. Born May 8, 1924, McLeod lived his entire life in Nevada and spent 31 years as a foreman at Nellis Air Force Base before becoming national vice president of AFGE’s 12th District.
“Mac was a great labor leader with a lot of integrity and a hard worker,” said Eugene Hudson, Jr., current AFGE District 12 national vice president.
NVP McLeod is the force responsible for hiring Andrea Brooks in 1986 and Eugene Hudson, Jr. in 1989, both as national representatives at the time. Hudson would go on to become the national vice president of AFGE District 12 in 1999 and the late Andrea Brooks became the national vice president for the Women’s and Fair Practices department at AFGE in 2000. McLeod is also credited with assisting in the organization and consolidation of AFGE during it’s time of financial turmoil under the strong leadership of then president, John Sturdivant. Mcleod retired as national vice president in 1993 after many years of dedicated service to the labor movement.
NVP McLeod died February 23, 2011 and is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bettie B. McLeod; his children Paula Cottino, Lori LaMaster, and Barry McLeod; his stepson Dean Sloniger, and twins Darleen McCoy of California and Arleen Looper of Montana. McLeod also leaves 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The entire AFGE family is thankful for NVP McLeod’s years of service and sends our condolences to his family and loved ones.