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

News Archive

Covid-19 Vaccine Facts and Resources

As the Covid-19 vaccine continues to roll out around the country and world, you may find the following facts and resources about the vaccine helpful. LiUNA Midwest Region Vaccine Fact Sheet Vaccine Myths/Facts Myth: Covid-19 vaccines are unsafe because they were developed too fast Fact: The coronavirus vaccines that are Read more

COVID-19: Updates and Vaccine Information

Cases and deaths are rising in the U.S. There's no denying changes to daily life are hard and patience may be wearing thin, but we can’t let up. The safety steps you take now will protect you and your family’s health and well-being later. Actions That Increase Risk: Having close Read more

Statements from LiUNA General President, Terry O’Sullivan

Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statements this week: LIUNA Statement on the Violent Attack of the US Capitol (Jan. 6, 2021) Senate Victories in Georgia: Pro-Worker Candidates Elected (Jan. 7, 2021) LIUNA Praises Selection of Mayor Walsh Read more

LiUNA Local 362 Brings Christmas to Local Children

For the last 38 years, LIUNA 362, Bloomington, Illinois, has taken the lead on the annual Children's Christmas Party for local, low-income families. This annual event is a labor management cooperative program, co-sponsored by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and the Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly (AFL-CIO). Read more

COVID-19 and Jobsite Safety

The LIUNA Midwest Region is committed to the health and safety of our workforce and the public. The following gives a summary of basic safety procedures and safeguards to protect employees from COVID-19. COVID-19 is spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing, sneezing and regular breathing. Being in close Read more

19th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

Here is a statement from the General President on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks. "We remember those lost on September 11 and share our sincere gratitude with those who responded with such courage and strength to the terrible attacks." Read more...

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 Vaccine Facts and Resources (Jan. 22, 2021) COVID-19 Vaccine Information/Updates 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 Read more