Laborers anticipate green energy jobs to be quality, union jobs

As the U.S. looks to shift from the fossil fuel industry to build a clean energy economy, labor organizations are looking for ways to include fossil fuel workers in the new green economy.

Many Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) members work in the energy sector, and they want to be involved in green energy. LiUNA Minnesota and North Dakota Marketing Manager Kevin Pranis joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss green energy and more. Continue reading

Laborers Local 271 sees post-pandemic promise through infrastructure spending

Talk of “Building Back Better” and making huge investments into American infrastructure is exciting for building trades members nationwide, as they will be entrusted with completing these massive projects.

Laborers International Union of North America Local 271 Business Manager Michael Sabitoni joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss the state of work in Rhode Island, how Local 271 is working with employers, infrastructure work and more. Continue reading

Laborers Local 860 continues to fight for a fair contract for juvenile detention workers

Union contracts are won at the bargaining table. Unfortunately, one northeast Ohio union is having a difficult time getting a fair shake at the table, but are fighting onward

Laborers International Union of North America Local 860 Business Manager Tony Liberatore, Jr., discussed ongoing collective bargaining agreement discussions on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

Vanderbilt University employees fighting for raises and union representation

Laborers International Union of North America Local 386 Assistant Business Manager David Rutlege appeared on America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss a contract dispute happening at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading

LiUNA researcher says investment in clean energy jobs could energize the midwest

Union members stand ready to work the clean energy jobs that are becoming more and more prevalent in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Minnesota and North Dakota Regional Research Manager Lucas Franco Spoke about some of the problems with staffing clean energy projects and how to resolve them on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

LiUNA official discusses the shift to renewable energy

Laborers International Union of North America regional research manager for Minnesota and North Dakota Lucas Franco talked about transitioning from fossil fuel usage to renewable energies and how it can impact local workers and economies on the Sept. 14 episode of America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading

General President of LiUNA on Pipelines and Infrastructure Issues

General President of The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Terry O’Sullivan, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 13 to discuss pipeline and infrastructure issues in the United States. Continue reading

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Speak on Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jim Williams, Jr., General Vice President At-Large/Organizing for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 8 about multiemployer pension plans. Continue reading

Robo Calls Discussed on America’s Work Force

Andrew Tinkham, outreach and education specialist with the Ohio Consumers Counsel spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 13 to discuss unwanted, automatic calls being received. Continue reading

Laborer’s International Discusses Infrastructure on America’s Work Force

Terry O’Sullivan, general president of Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) spoke with America’s Work Force on Nov. 6 about America’s diminishing infrastructure. Continue reading