CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kenneth Perdue will serve a third term as the West Virginia AFL-CIO President.
Perdue, a sheet metal worker, was reelected to the position during the 28th Constitutional Convention of the West Virginia AFL-CIO held this week in Charleston.
The Josh Sword was also elected during the convention to the Secretary-Treasurer of the large labor organization. Sword, former political director for AFT-West Virginia, was appointed January 2nd of this year to fill the unexpired term of Larry Matheney, who retired at the end of 2012.
Both Perdue and Sword were elected by acclamation.
Both Perdue and Sword say they will fight to improve the lives of all West Virginia workers.
In addition to the top two officers, convention delegates elected 14 vice presidents who will make up the West Virginia AFL-CIO Executive Board.