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.
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:
HearPO announces new Audio by HearPO program available to Laborers
Caring for your hearing health should begin before there’s a problem. HearPO promotes hearing-loss prevention. That’s why, in addition to hearing aid products, they also offer preventative care products at a valuable discount through Audio by HearPO.
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois’ economy posted the strongest growth in the Midwest for September and October, with a gain of more than 25,000 jobs over the two-month period.
CNN/Fortune: By every measure, the big banks are bigger
One third of all business loans this year were made by Bank of America. Wells Fargo funds nearly a quarter of all mortgage loans. And held in the vaults of JPMorgan Chase is $1.3 trillion, which is 12% of our collective cash, including the payrolls of many thousands of companies, or enough to buy 47,636,496,885 of these NFL branded toaster ovens. Thanks for your business! by Stephen Gandel
Ron Kaminski Testifies Before House Subcommittee
Laborers' Local 1140 Business Manager Rom Kaminski testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on September 19, 2013. The following is his prepared testimony.