Our blog section contains press releases issued by Great Plains LECET, original writings on projects being built by LIUNA members and their contractors and pieces on the activities of LIUNA and their affiliated offices. We also post articles written by some of our friends. Take a look at the latest.

Consequences of a Highly Automated Construction Industry

JANUARY 23, 2018

The Potential Economic Consequences of a Highly Automated Construction Industry   What if construction is the next manufacturing, with automation replacing hundreds of thousands of middleclass workers over the next generation? In the future, technological changes that displace human labor in the construction industry could have consequences for workers, families, and the U.S. economy. This report is a theoretical assessment...

Laborers Speak up for Windfarm

JANUARY 12, 2018

BLOOMINGTON — Union laborers who could build a new McLean County wind farm and local landowners who would live near it squared off Wednesday in one of a series of public forums on the proposal. Workers spoke in favor of Chicago alternative energy company Invenergy’s special-use permit for the McLean County Wind Energy Center because it would create jobs over the...