News Archive2019-06-10T20:49:49+00:00

News Archive

LiUNA Local 477 Helps Feed Those in Need

In an effort to help ease the hardships caused by high unemployment and work stoppages as a result of the Covid-19 virus, LIUNA Local 477 in Springfield, IL, along with IUOE Local 965, Teamsters Local 916, and Calvary Church of Springfield, hosted a food giveaway for people in need in Read more

Worker’s Memorial Day 2020

Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living On April 28, 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 this day, the anniversary date of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Read more

Safe Work Zones for All

National Work Zone Safety Week 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic closing businesses, schools, and government agencies, hundreds of thousands of workers across the region are out of work or working from home. That’s not the case for LIUNA’s construction members. With warmer weather, workers are busy in highway work zones. Read more

Laborers: Complete Your 2020 Census Today

Complete your 2020 Census form here Results from the Census help determine... How much construction funding your state gets from the federal government for highway, bridge, and other kinds of transportation work. Where new hospitals, schools, and other big building projects will be built. How much funding is available for Read more

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Helpful links Jobsite Safety and the Coronavirus More Resources from the Laborers' Health and Safety Fund LiUNA Infectious Disease App Available LiUNA COVID-19 Resources Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (U.S. Dept. of Labor) State Read more

Jobsite Safety and the Coronavirus

Jobsite Safety and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The LIUNA Midwest Region is committed to the health and safety of our members and the public. The following recommended guidelines are to help safeguard our members through the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19 is spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing, sneezing and regular Read more

Happy Birthday Davis-Bacon!

Born out of the Great Depression, the Davis-Bacon Act, passed by Congress and signed by Herbert Hoover on March 3, 1931, requires all contractors on federal and federally-assisted construction projects to pay no less than the local prevailing wage rate for each class of construction worker. The law was meant Read more

Local 2097 Wins Fight for Representation

Oklahoma City Local 2097, an all-federal employee local of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), stood up to a challenge posed by the agency regarding LiUNA’s representational role within the FAA. The agency requested a Representation Hearing with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), and Local 2097 sent representatives to Washington, Read more

Protecting the Right to Organize Bill Passes House

On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, the U.S. House passed H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. This was the biggest labor law reform bill to pass a House of Congress in more than a decade. For your reference there is an FAQ and LIUNA's support letter for Read more

“Wall Breaking” Commemorates Start of Work on Tiger Senior Apartments

November 21, 2019 (PARIS, IL) Laborers Home Development Corporation (LHDC) held a ceremonial “wall breaking” today to commemorate the start of construction to redevelop the former Paris High School into senior affordable apartments. Tiger Senior Apartments will consist of 42 units in a mix of studio, one, and two bedroom Read more