2020 Labor Leader – Terry Joyce
Building Manager, Building Laborers’ Union Local 310
President, Cleveland Building Trades Council
Terry Joyce, Business Manager of Building Laborers’ Union Local 310 and President of the Cleveland Building Trades Council, had large footsteps to follow when he joined Local 310 in 1987. His father, Terry Joyce Sr., had served as a labor leader in Cleveland for more than 30 years and was a significant contributor to Irish causes after his immigrating from Currane, Achill Island, County Mayo. His mother, Bridie Joyce (nee Jennings) came from Maam Valley, the Parish of Finney, County Galway. Terry’s father started the Cleveland chapter of the Irish American Caucus with Father Sean McManus which lobbied on Capitol Hill for Peace and Justice in Ireland. The younger Joyce said he “is very proud of my Irish heritage” and each year tries to get back to Ireland, where he is known as Terry Og, Gaelic for small Terry.