Former state legislator elected president of Missouri AFL-CIO

Former state legislator elected president of Missouri AFL-CIO

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Jake Hummel, an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local One and a former state lawmaker, was elected president of the Missouri AFL-CIO, the state’s largest labor coalition.

Hummel, who is currently serving as secretary-treasurer of the organization, will succeed Mike Louis, who is retiring June 30.

The Missouri AFL-CIO’s executive board also elected Merri Berry to succeed Hummel as secretary-treasurer. She is the political director of the labor group and a member of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655.

Hummel and Berry, along with Vice President Reggie Thomas of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 264, who is continuing his four-year elected term, will serve as the three elected officers of the Missouri AFL-CIO.

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