APRI St. Louis Chapter elects new executive board officers


The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) St. Louis Chapter recently announced the newly elected members of its executive board.

Each officer will serve a two-year term. The executive board members include:

  • Keith Robinson, of CWA Local 6300, president.
  • LaKenya Roberson, of UFCW Local 655, 1st vice president.
  • Ashli Bolden, of Missouri Jobs With Justice, 2nd vice president.
  • Tempestt Tuggle, of UnKoch My Campus, a nonprofit committed to preserving democracy in higher education, secretary.
  • Reggie Cavitt, of ATU Local 788, treasurer.
  • Leo Yakey, of UAW Local 2250, sergeant-at-arms.
  • Harriet Weaver, of UFCW Local 655, trustee.
  • Floyd Bell, of CWA Local 6300, trustee.
  • Theresa Hester, of UFCW Local 655, trustee.

APRI is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about issues important to working class families.

The APRI St. Louis Chapter develops programs to extend democracy to those who have been traditionally disfranchised or discouraged from participating in the political system. It also strengthens political alliances needed to assure democratic social change and promotes social and economic programs to improve the lives of all through a broad-based coalition of organizations and individuals who believe in social progress for minorities, the poor and working people.

The Labor Movement occupies a pivotal role in this alliance since it serves as a bi-racial organizational vehicle of working people and has a principled commitment to social change. APRI programs seek to enhance the role of all trade unionists.

The policies and programs of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and its affiliates are governed by strict adherence to the political values and principles exemplified by its founder, A. Philip Randolph, the visionary Labor organizer who founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925  to fight for train porters and maids who worked for the Pullman Co. and brought the gospel of trade unionism to millions of African American households

For more information, visit https://apri-stl.org.


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