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December 06, 2016
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LIUNA 393 distributes food baskets to needy families.
We honor our retirees.
GPS Training Class.
Laborers Red Cross blood drive.


What's New at LIUNA
LIUNA GP O'Sullivan - Dakota pipeline decision "gutless"
Administration Decision on Dakota Access: Short-Sighted, Gutless, and Irresponsible Decision that Prolongs Conflict, Threatens All Infrastructure Development Washington, D.C. Read More...
Will Trump create infrastructure boom?
The energy industry and labor movement don’t often agree on much, but after one of the most contentious elections in memory, a group of experts from both sides found that they can unify around one thing: infrastructure. Throughout the 2016 campaign, infrastructure expansion was perhaps the only policy issue with bipartisan support. Read More...
Thanksgiving greetings from LIUNA General President O'Sullivan
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I ask that you join me and all our brothers and sisters in showing through words and actions that for which we are thankful: the security of our families and our nation, the strength of our union, our pride in building our country, and our willingness to help those in need. Read More...
Rebuild our waterways
A new commercial from the Waterways Council https://vimeo.com/192014152
LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan election reaction
LIUNA 2016 Election Efforts Second to None A Message from General President Terry O’Sullivan The surprising and disappointing results of last night’s election are a wake-up call to Washington and quite frankly to the country. Read More...
Something instead of the rat
THE ISSUE: Volunteer work by local unions OUR VIEW: Community spirit deserves recognition Most folks are well aware of the huge, inflated rat used by building trades to identify non-union projects.  Whether you feel that’s a valid concept, you have to agree it is an attention-getter. Read More...
Water, jobs, Justice -- an urgent concern
During this year’s election, both major party candidates have discussed the need for massive infrastructure investments to upgrade everything from our highways and bridges to our airports. Unfortunately, there has been little conversation highlighting our nation’s urgent need to upgrade our aging drinking water and wastewater systems. Read More...
AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch underestimates CEO-worker pay discrepancy
According to an article in the Sept. 15 Atlantic, the CEO vs. average worker is more like 949 times greater, not 373 times greater, as the AFL-CIO estimates...  Here's the Atlantic article: Corporate Executives Are Making Way More Money Than Anybody Reports There are two methods for measuring compensation. One appears everywhere. The other is correct. Read More...
LIUNA General President on Dakota Access Pipeline protests
Washington, D.C. Read More...
Illinois prevailing wages reflect local markets, new study finds
Some critics say that construction prevailing wage laws drive up costs, but a new study finds that those rates are market appropriate in Illinois. https://illinoisupdate.com/2016/08/29/prevailing-wage-is-the-local-market-rate-in-illinois/
Prevailing wage works - A Winnebago County case study
A study of Winnebago County shows that prevailing wages work for the community and for Laborers.  https://illinoisupdate.com/2016/07/27/five-reasons-winnebago-county-needs-prevailing-wage/
Dakota Access Pipeline great news for Laborers
Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2016) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today regarding approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The men and women of LIUNA applaud the U.S. Read More...
America's infrastructure $1.44 trillion short
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-infrastructure-idUSKCN0Y12K6
Union highway and bridge Laborers bolster the economy, University of Illinois study says
Union Laborers working on our infrastructure not only take home a good pay, their bolster their entire economy. https://ler.illinois.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MEPI-LEP-Policy-Brief-Midwest-Road-and-Bridge-Construction-Workers-FINAL.pdf
Work Zone Safety Week April 11

Here's articles from Peoria- area media on 2016's Work Zone Safety week efforts.

WEEK TV - http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Workzone-speed-limit-enforcement-just-got-tougher--375471481.html

WMBD - TV http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/work-zone-safety-week

WMBD- AM Radio http://www.1470wmbd.com/see-orange-slow-save-lives/

Bloomington Pantagraph http://www.pantagraph.com/lifestyles/travel/in-the-zone-increased-road-work-yields-alert-to-motorists/article_08ef67bc-82ca-50e3-a204-263132364d4c.html

On April 15, LIUNA local union members and retirees are at the rest stops, reminding motorists to slow down in the work zone.

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