The Laborers’ International Union of North America – LIUNA – builds America. And in doing so, we build our members a place in the middle class. From pay, to training, to safety, to healthcare, to retirement, LIUNA members just live better.
The average median annual income for union-workers is 27.1 percent higher than for non-union workers doing the same job; and
Hispanic union workers see a 41.5 percent annual pay advantage over non-union Hispanic workers doing the same type of work.
Our federally sanctioned training in dozens of aspects of construction labor helps our members constantly learn new, valuable skills and certifications; and
Our indoor, outdoor, and classroom instruction creates professional, safety-conscious, craft-trained workers who are ready and know how to do the work the moment they hit the job site.
Our Health and Safety Fund works on members’ behalf to eliminate jobsite hazards, cut health care costs and reduce injury and disease; and
Union members are trained to recognize potential workplace hazards and are encouraged to speak out about any workplace dangers they encounter.
LIUNA members can plan for the future. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:
85 percent of union workers have health care insurance which includes, medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage; and
76 percent of union workers have a guaranteed defined-benefit pension plan.
Members have over 500,000 brothers and sisters spread across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico who work together to support each other both on and off the job site; and
Members have access to over 400 union halls and training centers where they can apply for jobs, improve their skills and get trained on safety standards.
LIUNA is a union founded by immigrants that works to support immigrants:
LIUNA has been a leader nationally and regionally on immigration reform and an earned path to citizenship so that there is no underclass of workers that employers can exploit;
LIUNA fights to ensure that all laborers, immigrant and non-immigrant, union and non-union alike have a workplace that is free from harassment, intimidation and exploitation; and
LIUNA has never been concerned about the immigration status of its members or applicants and will never hold that status – or lack thereof – over a member’s head, for any reason.
If you work construction and you’re interested in
joining the union, please don’t hesitate to contact us.