Unions fight to protect the labor rights of undocumented immigrants

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) International Representative Local 202R Business Manager Ernest Ojito joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke about the need for immigration reform and the efforts of unions to protect the rights of undocumented workers. Continue reading

Renewables energy projects, and infrastructure investment propel union construction in California

Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 324 Vice President and Business Representative Treston Shull joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed why now is an exciting time for unions in California thanks to a construction economy buoyed by renewable energy projects and the upcoming Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Continue reading

Rebounding economy has led to a Golden Age in New York construction

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 157 President and Assistant Business Manager Glenn Marek joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed how the rebounding economy created a new “Golden Age” for construction workers, especially in the upstate New York area. Continue reading

Better Builder Program incentivizes safety and higher wages in Texas

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1095 Business Manager Matt Gonzales joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed efforts to promote union jobs through the Better Builder Program, which requires contractors to certify commitments to improved safety and higher payroll. Continue reading

Union expands apprenticeship program in face of strong job demand

Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 81 Vice President and Field Representative Corey Campbell joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed efforts to grow his Local through expanding apprenticeship programs in the face of increased job demand due to the upcoming impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Continue reading

Support pro-union candidates, regardless of party affiliation

Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 660 President Guy Callaway Jr. joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the need to support pro-union politicians, no matter their party affiliation. Continue reading

LiUNA holds successful remote informational campaign drives

Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 814 Business Manager Kristi Snider joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how virtual organizing during the pandemic helped to grow the Local’s ranks. Continue reading

Minnesota loses $136 million in revenue to construction wage theft

Lucas Franco, Regional Research Manager for the Minnesota and North Dakota Laborers’ International Union of North America, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a recent report that found that one in four Minnesota construction workers is a victim of wage theft. Continue reading

President Biden moving quickly on labor-friendly legislation

President Biden and Congressional Democrats are working quickly to get as much done with the majority they currently hold. President Biden is fast tracking campaign promises, making good on key issues.

Laborers International Union of North America General President Terry O’Sullivan joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the American Rescue Plan, the American Jobs Plan and other legislation that pertains to workers. Continue reading

Laborers Local 310 Business Manager wins Irish Labor Leader of the Year

The Irish have a deep rooted history in the American labor movement. Every year, one Irish American labor leader is celebrated by the Irish Echo with the Labor Leader of the Year award.

This year, Laborers Local 310 Business Manager Terry Joyce was awarded the honor thanks to his commitment and dedication to representing the Local 310 membership. He joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the award and the influence of the Irish in the American labor community. Continue reading