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LIUNA Midwest Region Tri-Funds Conference

The 2022 LIUNA Midwest Region Tri Funds Conference was held June 13-15 at Margaritaville at Lake of the Ozarks, MO. LIUNA leaders and their families participated in three full days of meetings and specially designed workshops that dealt with the many successes and issues encountered by the Laborers. Read more

The Second Annual Work Zone Safety Video Contest

Every year more than 700 people are killed in work zone crashes. The causes can range from driver impairment, to speeding, to being distracted drivers. As we enter the start of construction season in the Midwest, it’s time once again to remind people of the dangers of driving through Read more

Work Zone Awareness Featured in Illinois

With construction season ramping up across Illinois and the rest of the country, LIUNA, along with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and other industry partners, have joined forces for National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. Together, they are urging drivers to put down their phones, stay Read more

Indiana Rededicates Training Center in Bedford

In 2019, the Indiana Laborers’ Training Trust Fund remodeled the Bedford, IN campus of its training school. On March 31, politicians, contractors, LIUNA leaders, and students finally gathered at the facility to officially rededicate the building and its grounds, a period lengthened by Covid. Indiana Laborers’ District Council Business Read more

BIF in Brief: for America and the Midwest Region

Thanks in part to the hard work of LIUNA members in electing Laborer-friendly politicians and encouraging your representatives to do the right thing, Congress has passed a historic $1.2 trillion Infrastructure bill on Friday night. Support came from members of both parties, sending the proposal to the President for his Read more

VICTORY for LiUNA Members!

House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Paves Way for Hundreds of Thousands of Good Union Jobs Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today: Today’s long awaited vote by the U.S. House Read more

Union Leader John L. Lewis Honored

On Nov. 5, 2021, in Panama, Ill., an Illinois State Historical Society marker commemorating United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) founder John L. Lewis (1880-1969) was unveiled at John L. Lewis Park. Special guests include Illinois State Senator Doris Turner (48th District), Read more

Labor Day is Our Day

A Message from General President Terry O'Sullivan On this Labor Day, we lay claim to a holiday meant to recognize the sacrifice, struggle and sweat of working men and women who have built our nations. It is workers and their unions who are on the frontlines, carrying us through economic Read more

Governor Pritzker Attends Local 773 Meeting – BIF at Forefront of Speeches

On August 26th, Governor J.B. Pritzker dropped by Local 773’s meeting in Marion, IL. The Governor, who has announced for re-election, appeared alongside Illinois Secretary of Treasury Susana Mendoza, Illinois Comptroller Michael Frerichs, LIUNA Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager John Penn as well as Local 773 President Emeritus Ed Read more

Step Forward for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

Washington, D.C. (August 24, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today: Today’s action by the U.S. House of Representatives sets a date by which to move forward on the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill. For far too Read more

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Visits NWI

Northwest Indiana has its share of failing roads and bridges … enough to bring Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh to the area on Monday, Aug. 16, to promote President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. (From left – Secretary Walsh, Local 81 Vice President Corey Campbell, Local 81 Treasurer Ron Dillingham and Read more

Tell Congress It’s Time to Build Back Better!

Infrastructure has been such a popular topic lately, but why is it really important, and why now? Here’s why – the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF), recently passed by the Senate and heading to the House, will create good-paying UNION construction jobs, grow our economy, and give American workers – Laborers Read more