The Laborers' International Union of North America is one of the most progressive and strongest unions in the country. Over 500,000 strong, LIUNA is the eighth largest labor organization in America, representing a skilled and diverse workforce. Laborers are construction workers, government workers, health care providers, industrial employees, service workers, and educators.
The Marines have been part of the American armed forces since the American Revolution. On this day in the year 1775 the Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines. Nov. 10 is regarded as the official Marine Corps birthday. After the American Revolution, as an official act of Congress the United States Marine Corps was established in 1798.
Happy 239th birthday, U.S.M.C., and thank you, Marines, for your brave service to our country. Have a ball and eat some cake!
This November, consider how your diet affects your overall health. Diabetes can be caused or prevented by a healthy lifestyle, including cutting down on sugars and increasing the fresh vegetables in your diet. For resources, including recipes, visit the American Diabetes Association web site.
On Friday, October 24, about 40 people gathered to celebrate the beginning of a new affordable-housing complex in Paris, IL. The development, Maple Ridge II, is a project of the Laborers’ Home Development Corporation and will be adjacent to the existing LHDC Maple Ridge complex in Paris.
Visit Our Veterans Page for Veterans Committee Updates and Information on VA Services
Be sure to visit the Midwest Region Laborers' Veterans Committee Web site for news, updates and information regarding services available to Military Veterans from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs as well as the activities of the Veterans Steering Committee and Local Veterans Committees across the Midwest Region. The page has recently been updated with advice on determining your eligibility for medical care through a VA provider. Click here to learn more about the Veterans Committee and to register your status as a Military Veteran with the Laborers!
LHDC Jacksonville Facility Undergoing $4.2m in Upgrades
A Laborers’ Home Development Corporation affordable-housing facility in Jacksonville, IL is undergoing major renovations, and will result in brighter, more modern accommodations for residents. The work is being done with union labor, including members of Laborers’ Local 477.
Laborers’ Local 177, in Des Moines, IA, is extending a helping hand and a “thank you” to military Veterans who want to become Laborers, by waiving their initiation fees to join the union.
Laborers’ Local 110, in St. Louis, MO, recently came together to socialize and give back to the community. The Local has held a picnic and food drive at Grant’s Farm for several years, and this year more than 1100 members and family members attended and donated a total of $3698.00 and 3,224 pounds of food to be distributed to food banks in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which recently has been experiencing tough times.