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Work Zone Awareness Featured in Illinois

Day two of National Work Zone Awareness Week began with a press conference hosted by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) at their headquarters in Springfield, IL. Guest speakers included Illinois Transportation Acting Secretary Omer Osman, Bill Frey – Associated General Contractors of Illinois, Training Instructor Tabitha Stambaugh from Read more

“Drive Like You Work Here”

National Work Zone Awareness Week officially kicked off Monday morning with a press conference hosted by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) held in a work zone at the intersection of I-270 and I-44 in southwest St. Louis. As trucks and cars of all sizes sped by in the Read more

Elected Leaders Donate Much Needed Equipment to LDRT

Springfield, IL Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath and Sangamon County Auditor Andy Goleman donate two STIHL Chainsaws to LDRT. These were much needed because in a large disaster longer bar arms are critical. These 25 inch bars will get the job done. LDRT cannot thank Alderman Redpath and County Read more

Union Members Assist in Taylorville Clean Up

Volunteers Clear Debris From Path of Emergency Crews (TAYLORVILLE, IL) On Saturday, December 1, a rare wintertime tornado struck the central Illinois town of Taylorville. More than 100 structures were damaged with 34 completely destroyed. Debris blocked streets, yards and driveways making them impassable for emergency crews. Within 2-hours Read more

LIUNA Retirees Gather for Annual Conference

Bringing together Retiree Council representatives, District Council and Local Union Business Managers and special guests from throughout the region, the 11th Annual Midwest Region Laborers’ Retiree Conference was held October 9-10 at the Anthony C. Romolo Training Center in Mt. Sterling, IL. The annual two-day conference advances the region’s Read more

Stop Being Silent – National Suicide Prevention Week

Each year, more than 41,000 Americans die by suicide and almost half a million receive medical care for suicide attempts. Unfortunately, many Laborers are susceptible to suicide. Construction is one of the most at-risk industries with the highest number of suicides and the second-highest suicide rate. Construction workers spend Read more

SWLDC Receives Awards from Alamo Chapter, 1st Marine Division

On Tuesday, August 28, Mary Davidson (retired Local 1095 Business Manager), Alvina Olveda (retired Local 1095 member/former Midwest Region Laborers' Organizer), and Robert "Bruce" Hill (Treasurer of the Alamo Chapter, 1st Marine Division), surprised the Southwest Laborers District Council (SWLDC) Delegates with an unannounced visit. Bruce proceeded to present an award and plaque to the Read more

Political Analyst Slams White House, Praises Union

Bill Kristol, a political analyst, founder and editor-at-large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard, and a political commentator on several networks, offered the following observation on August 27, the day respected U.S. Senator and military officer John McCain was honored for his service to our country. Perhaps the current Read more

LiUNA Helps Lead Charge for Better Wages in Austin

Workers Win Living and Prevailing Wages on Construction Projects Receiving Tax Incentives LiUNA showed up in force last Thursday with nearly 100 workers proudly wearing orange at a rally of more than 400 activists from unions, faith groups and social justice organizations to demand the Austin City Council support Read more

Local 751 Supports Run for the Fallen

Laborers Local 751 and the Kankakee Federation of Labor donated $500 in $50 gas cards to the Run for the Fallen on June 19 in Kankakee to help with their expenses for their vans carrying runners. Saluting Middle East conflict veterans since the U.S.S. Cole attack in 2000, the Read more