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.
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.
Today we remember the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and honor those who keep our streets safe. Click here to read more about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Public employees are the ones who keep the nuts and bolts of government running. Even though they aren't famous faces like politicians, state and local workers keep the streets clean, the buses running, social services available and much more. This week, say thank you to the public servants who work for all of us. Click here to read more!
As anyone who has needed medical care -- and that is virtually everyone -- knows, nurses are criticial to patients' treatment, revoery and general well-being. Nurses do so much for their patients, doctors and medical facilities and this week we say thank you. Click here to read more about Nurses Week, which ends on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
This week we recognize correctional officers: the men and women who do the important and sometimes dangerous work of keeping order in corectional facilities. They are an important part of the criminal justice system. Thank you, corrections officers!
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.
The American Society of Clinical Pathology celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week from April 19-25, 2015. This week we join them in recognizing the important role lab technicians play in a patent's medical experience. By skillfully and accurately testing medical tests and determining results, lab technicians contribute to overall patient care. We say thank you to lab technicians for their expertise and diligence on the job!