more than 850,000 members across the United States and Canada, the
Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) ranks as one
of the largest unions among the AFL-CIO Building and Construction
Trades. Although most Laborers are classified as either building
or heavy highway workers, the union is extremely diverse, also representing
workers in public employment, environmental remediation, health
care, education, mail handling, food service, shipbuilding, and
members have played a vital role in building America, as we know
it today. Their handiwork is evident all around us. They have helped
to construct spectacular highways, bridges, tunnels and subways,
to build new factories, stadiums, dams and power plants, and to
erect new schools, malls, churches, hospitals and homes.
Eastern Region is nearly 45,000 members strong, made-up of men and
women who live and work in New Jersey, Delaware, New York City and
Long Island. Although the Eastern Region is the smallest geographically
of LIUNA's 10 regions, it takes a back seat to no other in terms
of economic importance and overall contributions to the strength
of the International.
members in the three-state Eastern Region come from every ethnic
and religious background. Yet, they are all Laborers, working with
a common bond in pursuit of common goals. This diversity promotes
coalition building with a broad mix of groups, making the union
a dependable ally to those in the public and private sectors who
are seeking economic and social progress.
a union, LIUNA represents workers in many different ways. We operate
hundreds of pension, health and welfare, training and apprenticeship
funds. We initiate programs to create new job opportunities for
our members and guarantee safe working conditions at job sites.
an individual joins LIUNA, he or she has access to the best training
programs in the construction industry, with state-of-the-art
courses available in basic construction skills and environmental,
nuclear and asbestos clean-up. From the greenest apprentice to the
most experienced journeyman, LIUNA offers the training needed to
keep them competitive and gives them every opportunity to advance
their careers and continually better themselves.
balances its strong attention on organizing,
training, and jobs and career development with an equal emphasis
on its members' health and safety, and on providing them with an
excellent level of benefits to enhance their quality of life. There
are many advantages to being a member of the Laborers International
Union, but perhaps the most valued one is the comprehensive package
of pension, health care and annuity benefits
that provide members and their families with personal and financial
our growing influence in the political
arena, LIUNA members also have a strong voice in the Halls of
Congress and the State Legislatures of the Eastern Region. The union
promotes legislation to protect the health and safety of our members
and to ensure that the rights and dignity of all working Americans
its various membership services and benefit programs, the Eastern
Region of the Laborers International Union is not only making the
American Dream a reality for working people, it is also building
better communities and a better union construction industry.
LIUNA is a good neighbor, a good business associate, and a strong
advocate for working men and women a new breed of building
trades union, leading the labor movement into a new century.
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