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Former AFL-CIO leader joins Missouri labor agency

Former AFL-CIO leader joins Missouri labor agency

July 8th, 2014 in News

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The former president of the Missouri AFL-CIO has joined the labor department in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration.

A department spokesman says Hugh McVey has been hired as a liaison and coordinator for the Division of Employment Security. He is to work with local communities to address their workforce needs, lead "rapid response" meetings for workers who have been laid off and serve as a liaison to the U.S. Department of Labor.

McVey retired last week after 17 years as president of the Missouri AFL-CIO.

The labor organization chose Mike Louis as its new president. Jake Hummel, a St. Louis Democrat who is the minority leader of the Missouri House, was chosen as the secretary-treasurer for the union.