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 Great Plains Laborers' District Council recently annouced they have endorsed Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon in the Democratic Primary for Iowa's 1st Congressional District. Click here to read more from the Cedar Repids Gazette.
Check out our new Mental and Emotional Health resources page for information on suicide prevention, crisis counseling and other resources.
What could be easier — and more popular — than walking? It’s low-impact, easy, inexpensive (all you need is a good pair of shoes), and has multiple health benefits, including emotional/psychological/mental lift, more energy, improved sleep, better weight control, and lower risk for many chronic conditions.
Walktober is a month-long program to inspire Laborers to make walking a priority in their day. This program is open to all members at no cost. Participants will log their daily walk, in number of steps or minutes, online, and can track personal progress and compete against others as individuals or a team. Everyone who completes the program will be entered in a drawing to win a fitness prize from Midwest Region Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund.
Beginning Sept. 21, click here to register for Walktober. Mark the date and get ready to step up to a healthier you.
The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has announced a new online tool, the Site Safety and Health Program, that allows LiUNA signatory contractors to create individual safety and health programs customized for their company's or jobsite's specific needs. Click here to learn more!
The Midwest Region Laborers' Health and Safety Fund is available to conduct health screenings at member events such as meetings, picnics, health fairs or other events. Our nurses can screen for blood sugar, cholesterol, issues such as hearing loss or sun damage to skin, and more. Contact the Health and Safety Fund at (800) 218-2253 today to schedule a screening at your local union!
Remember "Water, Rest and Shade" are key to prevent heat illnesses when working or playing outdoors in the summer time. Click here to read more about heat illnesses and learn more prevention tips from OSHA.
A lot of hard work by Laborers’ Local 477 members paid off recently, as Labor-supported candidate Jim Langfelder won the Springfield, IL mayoral election April 4.
On April 28th, trade unionists around the world will pause to remember workers who have died or have been injured on the job. Workers' Memorial Day is commemorated annually on April 28th because this date is the anniversary of the establishment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While many strides have been made for worker safety since the inception of OSHA, there is still much more to do to make sure that our members, and all workers, get to return home safely to their families every day.
Union leaders, elected officials and residents of the Laborers’ Home Development facility on South Diamond Street in Jacksonville gathered recently to commemorate the conclusion of a year-long remodeling process.
The $4.5 million renovation included remodeled resident rooms, community areas, façade, landscaping and more. The project was made possible by a collaboration between Laborers’ Home Development and the Illinois Housing Development Authority, financing from Illinois National Bank, Worn Jerabek Architects and Morrissey Construction.