What we do


In 1956 following the historic 1955 merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the Louisiana AFL-CIO was formed by the merger of the Louisiana State Federation of Labor and the Louisiana State Industrial Union Council. For over 50 years the Louisiana AFL-CIO has been the largest organization in the state dedicated to the rights and interests of Louisiana's working men and women.

The federation's efforts are led by President Louis Reine, Secretary-Treasurer Julie Cherry and the First Vice President Robert "Tiger" Hammond. These efforts are invaluably assisted by affiliate members across our great state. To find your local AFL-CIO leadership click here.

Click here to read our Objectives and Principles.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Louisiana AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families, to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our communities and nation.