Louis Reine was born July 9, 1955 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he graduated from the public school system and Louisiana Technical College. He is married to the former Sharon Flory and together they have five children.
Mr. Reine began his career as an apprentice, graduating from his class as the outstanding apprentice. As an active member in his local union, he served as an Apprenticeship Instructor and later as an Apprenticeship Director. After brief employment with the U.S. Department of Labor, he returned to his local union to be the Administrator of their Health and Welfare and Pension Benefits Funds. In 1997 he became Assistant to the President of the Louisiana AFL-CIO and in 2002 he gained the responsibilities of being the Director of Legislative Activities and the Statewide Political Director for the Louisiana AFL-CIO. In October 2004, Mr. Reine was appointed Secretary-Treasurer by the Executive board and in 2005 was elected to that position by the delegates at the 2005 Annual Convention. On March 6, 2006, Mr. Reine was unanimously elected as President of the Louisiana AFL-CIO. He serves on numerous boards and commissions on behalf of working men and women of organized labor.