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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

Infrastructure Deal Win for Good Jobs Building America

Update: Your help is critical! Please call to Congress and urge your Senators to support the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework. The number is (202) 224-3121. You can also click here to send a message to your Congress members. Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, Read more

LDRT Deploys 20 Members to Rockton for Damage Evaluation

(ROCKTON, IL) On June 14 in Rockton, IL, an industrial fire broke out resulting in an explosion at a lubricants plant operated by Chemtool. The explosion affected hundreds of residents in the small northern Illinois community located just outside of Rockford, and forced an evacuation of many of the Read more