Stella Fafalios has served on the Examining Board for 6 years. She is a first-generation member of Local 3 and the daughter of immigrant parents, Emmanuel and Pat Fafalios. Her father is a retired member of District Council 9 (DC-9) of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).
Stella was accepted into the apprenticeship program in 2007 and received her “A” card in August 2012. Throughout her apprenticeship, she was an active member of the “A” Apprentice Advisory Committee, where she served as a member of the Board of Directors in 2008 and 2009, Sergeant-at-Arms in 2010 and Chairwoman in 2011. She was also a part of the apprentice negotiating team in 2010.
Stella is currently a general foreman for Eastern Electric at 1 World Trade Center. She is a member of the Keystone Club, Allied Club of Queens and Greek Orthodox Council. She is a member of the EWMC and the LCLAA New York chapter. She is also a member of the Mentorship Committee, as well as a mentor to three apprentices. She has participated in several conferences representing Local 3, including two AFL-CIO Young Workers Conferences, Women’s Conference and EWMC.
Stella attended LaGuardia Community College, Hunter College and SUNY Empire State College. She was raised in Astoria Queens, where she currently resides.