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

News Archive

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

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