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August 24, 2017
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From the Marine Corps to LiUNA, veterans are welcome.
GPS is an important skill LiUNA members have.
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
A decent job makes the difference
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Wage theft needs tighter enforcement
There ought to be a law.” We throw that phrase around casually in our civic discourse. But sometimes a new law passes that doesn’t make a dent in the problem, as reporter Melissa Sanchez found when she looked into the bleak and arduous process of filing a wage theft claim in Illinois. Read More...
Union Labor means family security
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H2A visa workers organize
Picking blueberries on a Washington State farm.  Risking deportation, Washington state farmworkers protest dangerous conditions in the fields A farmworker's death in the broiling fields of Washington state has prompted his fellow braceros to put their livelihoods in jeopardy by going on strike, joining a union, being discharged - and risking deportation. Read More...
Rethinking transportation for the 21st century
Advances in technology are framing a new and exciting vision for the future of transportation. One that our current policies, laws and regulations are not prepared to meet. The model for building and funding transportation infrastructure has not changed very much over the past 60 years since the creation of our interstate highway system was enacted into law. Read More...
Military skills transfer to a construction career
Making America great again? Invanka Trump's foreign fashion line
More jobs for Americans?  Ivanka Trump's clothing line is sewed in Ethiopia, Vietnam, China, Bangladesh and other foreign countries.  An impressive expose in the Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/politics/ivanka-trump-overseas/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.168c50536584
Military veteran & Laborer - a great combination
Discipline, hard work and a “can do” attitude –  the perfect ingredients for a good construction worker – and for the U.S. military. Many military veterans are found on construction sites, where military skills, but most appropriately, military attitude, translate into a successful career. Read More...
Union iron worker ready to run for Congress
Randy Bryce thinks Paul Ryan is vulnerable to a challenge that offers voters a genuine, working-class alternative to the gold-plated speaker of the House. The union ironworker, who is challenging the most powerful Republican in Congress, is onto something. Read More...
The abuse of day laborers
Without the protections of LIUNA and union contracts, this is where many workers would end up.... http://inthesetimes. Read More...
Cutting safety & health not the way to make America great again
Workers & communities have faced the deadly threat of asbestos -- "making America great again" by cutting health & safety measures is now the road to recovery...  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/31/asbestos-trump-america-public-health-epa
Laborers win significant battle to protect Illinois prevailing wages
Thanks to legal action by the Midwest Region Laborers (LIUNA), Illinois construction workers hopefully will have their prevailing wage rates again current with local government.  Illinois has a prevailing wage law to make sure that workers are paid fairly and equally and that work is performed efficiently. Read More...
Congressional Progressive Caucus unveil bold infrastructure plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Rep. Read More...
Agricultural visas for construction work don't serve our community
A thoughtful piece from Fortunato Salamone on why importing construction workers hurts communities, especially rural ones. http://www.rrstar. Read More...
The secret money behind anti-union campaigns...
Wisconsin's Bradley Foundation is a prime funder of systematic campaigns to erode workers' rights http://www.prwatch.org/news/2017/05/13239/bradley-foundation-bankrolls-attacks-unions
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