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.
SJ-R: Agreement gives labor unions first preference for FutureGen jobs
Laborers' Local 477 and 16 other local unions recently came to an agreement with the FutureGen Alliance for the construction of a carbon-storage facility in Jacksonville, Ill., which is expected to create 620 jobs. Under the agreement, local labor unions will have first preference for those jobs, and there is a guarantee of no lockouts and no strikes.
Family and Friends Honor Fallen Laborer By Educating Public About Work Zone Safety
Family and friends of Jeff Staley staffed the Gateway Westbound rest area for the 12th Annual Workzone Safety Rest Area event, sponsored by the Laborers' and the Illinios Department of Transportation. Jeff was killed in a work zone in May 2006.
Work Zone Awareness Saves Lives!
Monday, April 7 marks the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week, aimed at raising awareness of work zone safety and the dangers of distracted driving. On Friday, April 11, Laborers will be volunteering at rest stops on Missouri and Illinois interstates to inform motorists about the importance of safe driving.
Learn More About Additional Member Benefits
The Midwest Region is pleased to offer additional health benefits available to LiUNA members through partnerships with a variety of providers, including AFLAC, HearPO, Sav-Rx, Union Care and Davis Vision. Click here to visit our Benefits PLUS page and learn more.
Missouri Laborer testifies against anti-prevailing wage bill
Adam McBride spoke on behalf of Missouri Laborers to the Missouri House Workforce Development Committee on January 27, 2014. To watch his testimony, click "read more."
Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager John F. Penn Joins Bipartisan News Conference Urging Administration to Unlock Jobs-Creating Keystone XL Project
Washington, D.C. – Saying the Keystone XL Pipeline “isn’t just a pipeline,” but a “lifeline to good, family-supporting jobs,” the Midwest leader of the Laborers’ International Union urged the Administration to unlock the project during a bipartisan news conference today.
Reuters: Wal-Mart case seen a key test in struggle over labor rights
The National Labor Relations Board recently brought a complaint against Wal-Mart alleging the company of retaliating against workers who striked against low wages by firing or disciplining them. The news service Reuters says this NLRB action indicates the agency could be moving in a new direction by engaging in cases involving non-union workplaces.
Mike LaHood: From the NFL to the Laborers
Last year, Laborers lost a treasured friend, Mike LaHood. However, his legacy lives on in the memories of those who knew and worked with him, and at our training school in Stanford, IL. In 2011, the Stanford Laborers and Contractors Training Facility was dedicated to Mike. You can read more about Mike's life and journey:
Proposed gas tax increase would strengthen U.S. infrastructure
The Washington Post reports that an Oregon congressman has sponsored a bill to increase the federal gas tax in order to fund improvements to roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. LiUNA! General President Terry O’Sullivan is quoted as supporting the measure in the following article: