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  • The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund assists union members and signatory contractors by coordinating activities to increase worker productivity and decrease worker injuries in a safer, healthier workplace.

  • Laborers’ Training Funds throughout the Midwest Region combine classroom and hands-on activities, taught by experienced, trained Laborers, to teach our members the skills they need to do a quality job safely.

  • The Laborers appreciate and honor our Veterans and their service to our country.

  • Laborers’ Home Development Corporation develops quality, affordable housing in under-served communities, creating jobs for our members and union contractors.


An informed union member is an active union member. Many people do not enjoy the cat fight of politics, yet the politician’s pass laws that impact every Laborer's wages, hours, safety conditions and job opportunities. That is why it is important to understand issues in our city halls, state houses and Washington,D.C. (read more)


If you are a LIUNA member approaching or in retirement, chances are you will be able to take advantage of the benefits you and your Local Union have worked for over the years. Our members are fortunate to reap the rewards of collective action made possible by joining the Laborers’ Union. (read more)


Laborers’ Veterans Committee is a District Council and Local Business Managers and retired members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  The purpose of our committee is to assist our veteran and active-duty Laborers, and their families by informing them of their rights, providing benefit information, and holding the government and elected officials accountable for their service-related needs. (read more)


Sisters of Union Laborers (SOUL) was formed in 2011 by the Midwest Regional Laborers’ International Union of North America Vice President John F. Penn as part of the Midwest Regional office’s Membership Education Mobilization Program.  SOUL was created to help educate members, their families and their communities on issues important to our lives, our union, our community, and our paycheck. (read more)

Custodial Workers Appreciation Day is Thursday, Oct. 2

This week, we say “thank you” to our members who work in custodial services, keeping our facilities neat and clean. From day-to-day tasks like sweeping and mopping to clearing snow and ice from walkways when the weather gets bad, custodians keep the buildings they service in good working order. For all the important, sometimes unseen work they do, the Laborers extend our appreciation to custodial service workers.

Walktober Registration Starts Monday, Sept. 22

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. 22, click here to register for Walktober. Mark the date and get ready to step up to a healthier you.

Housekeeping Professionals Week is Sept. 14-20

During this week, we honor our members who work in housekeeping and environmental services in hotels, hospitals and other facilities. These employees work hard to keep working and living spaces clean, safe and healthy. In hotels, this includes cleaning guest rooms after each guest checks out, and keeping common areas tidy. This work provides a more enjoyable guest experience and work space for hotel employees.


In addition, good housekeeping staff is especially important in hospitals, where a clean and sanitary environment can reduce the risk of infection or complications for patients and other hospital workers, and create a more positive experience for patients and their families.



Laborers' Local 177 Grants Fee Waiver to Military Veterans Becoming Laborers

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.



LU110 food drive

Laborers' Local 110 Collects 3,224 Pounds of Food for Donation to Area Food Banks

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.


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