Reginald Thomas, BlackBrown PAC Treasurer, signing papers
Reginald Thomas,
Reginald L. Thomas joined Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union No. 264 in May 1996, as an employee of J. E. Dunn Construction Company. In 1998, he was appointed as Laborer Foreman/Crew Supervisor for J. E. Dunn. In April 1999, he was appointed to the position of Secretary/Treasurer of Construction and General Laborers’ Local Union No. 264 by Business Manager Les Williams Sr. He served in this capacity, along with the positions of Assistant Business Manager and Field Representative, until February 2010. Reginald was then appointed to the position of President and Business Manager and is currently holding this position for the local.

Reginald currently serves as President of the Western Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council, Secretary of the Greater Kansas City Laborers Health and Welfare Fund, The Construction Industry Substance Abuse Program (CISAP), and the Greater Kansas City Laborers Vacation Fund. He also serves as Chairman of the Greater Kansas City Laborers Pension Fund and the Greater Kansas City Training Fund. He serves on the Executive Board of LIUNA African American Caucus and a President of the Western Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council and Trustee of the Joint Apprenticeship Program. He serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, Vice President of Missouri AFL-CIO, Sergeant at Arms to the Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council, and was Chairman for Working Families Friends, a Community/Labor Assistance Program. He's a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of the Kansas City-Community Development Advisory Council, a Board member for Building Hope For Autism Foundation (BHFAF), and on the Board of Directors for Builders Construction Building Corporation (BCBC). Reginald was also appointed by Mayor Sylvester (Sly) James to serve on the Airport Aviation Board and T.I.F.F. commission.

In 2016, Reginald was awarded the Lillian L. McKittrick Labor Advocacy Award from the NAACP, in recognition of his dedicated and unrelenting service to the Labor Movement. On July 26th 2019, Reginald received the Labor's Representative of the Year Award from LEPCI (Labor's Educational & Political Club Independent), for His Exemplary Leadership and Loyal Dedication to Organized Labor and to His Membership.

"As a union member and Leader, I know the importance of participating in the election process. Without participation, people can not feel like a part of the decision making process. And, they are not."

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