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

News Archive

Not-So-Blue-Sky

A January study produced by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute showed 18 percent of all construction workers experienced some form of wage theft in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. This impacts the workers but also taxpayers. When contractors flaunt loopholes in the law, or outright ignore the law, we see misclassified Read more

American Jobs Plan Builds Back Better

Historic Investment in Our Nation Will Lift Up Working Men and Women Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today: President Biden's infrastructure proposal has the potential to be the most significant Read more

Show Your Support for the PRO Act!

The PRO Act was recently passed by the House and is headed to the Senate. The Act itself would make it harder for corporations to continue to abuse their employees and enable the NLRB to take more impactful action on behalf of workers. The Act would make it easier for Read more

American Rescue Plan Passes

Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on the American Rescue Plan: LIUNA retirees, beneficiaries, and members owe a debt of gratitude to President Biden, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Democratic Leader Schumer for not Read more

PRO Act Passage in the US House

Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on passage of H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act: LIUNA commends Speaker Pelosi and Ed and Labor Chairman Scott for their leadership in passing the PRO Read more

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: Millions of people in the Read more

COVID-19: Updates and Vaccine Information

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 contact (within 6 feet) with other people who 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...