About Us

The Louisiana AFL-CIO is comprised of local unions, Building Trade Councils, Central Labor Councils, and district and statewide organizations which are its affiliates. Together, these bodies represent over 100,000 working men and women across our state.

The men and women of organized labor work in many careers. We are teachers and other school employees, electricians, plumbers, and painters. We are fire fighters, police and government employees in all sectors of public service. We are boilermakers, iron workers, sheet metal workers, and railroad employees. We are machinists, steelworkers, and laborers. We are your neighbors, your friends, your relatives, and members of your churches. We are your community and we strive to make it better for all.

The leadership of the Louisiana AFL-CIO is elected to serve a four-year term of office by the delegates to the Annual Convention. This leadership is representative of the great diversity of our state and its labor movement. The next scheduled election will be in 2010. Vacancies in office are filled by the Executive Board and ratified at the next regularly scheduled annual convention.

Executive Board

The officers of the Louisiana AFL-CIO shall constitute the Executive Board of the Council and shall have supervisory control of the affairs of the organization between Conventions.
The officers of the Louisiana AFL-CIO are as follows:

First Vice President
Twenty Seven District Vice Presidents
Thirteen Special Representatives

Louisiana AFL-CIO Central Labor Unions

The Louisiana AFL-CIO has twelve (12) districts that are represented by Central Labor Councils

District 1 - New Orleans
Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard
Mr. Robert "Tiger" Hammond, President
Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO
Phone: 504-828-1049
Meetings are held 3rd Thursday

District 2 - Baton Rouge
Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
Mr. Ernest Stephens, President
Greater Baton Rouge AFL-CIO
Phone: 225-383-5741
Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday

District 3 - St. Tammany
St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington
Mr. Ronnie Rosser, President
Greater St. Tammany Central Labor Council
Phone: 504-885-3054
Meetings are held 2nd Tuesday

District 4 - Alexandria
Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine
Mr. Bradley Cormier
Alexandria Central Trades and Labor Council
Phone: 318-443-5811
*Call Meetings

District 5 - Jonesboro-Hodge
Bienville, Caldwell, Morehouse, West Carroll
Mr. Terry Council, President
Jonesboro-Hodge Central Trades and Labor Council
Phone: 318-259-8918
Meetings are held 1st Thursday after 2nd Tuesday

District 6 - Monroe
Franklin, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas
Mr. John Hopkins, President
Monroe Central Labor Council
Phone: 318-323-3350
Meetings are held 4th Tuesday

District 7 - Bastrop
East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, West Carroll

District 8 - Shreveport
Bossier, Caddo, Desoto, Red River
Mr. Clifton Starks, President
Central Trades and Labor Council
Phone: 318-631-4254
Meetings are 1st & 3rd Tuesday

District 9 - Lake Charles
Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Vermilion, Vernon
Mr. Chuck Bennett, President
Lake Charles Central Labor Council
Phone: 337-764-1135
Meetings are held 3rd Tuesday

District 10 - Lafayette
Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary
Mr. Terry Castille, President
Acadiana Central Trades and Labor Council
Phone: 337-344-2384
Meetings are held 2nd Tuesday

District 11 - Thibodaux
Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. Charles, St. James, St. John
Mr. Brent Petit, President
Thibodaux Central Labor Council
Phone: 504-341-8875
Meetings are held 2nd Wednesday

District 12 - Ruston
Claiborne, Lincoln, Union, Webster
Mr. Charles Willie, President
Ruston Central Labor Council
Phone: 318-274-3279
Meetings are 2nd Tuesday