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.

Construction industry sees job growth, Quad-Cities Unions are keeping up

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Despite the new I-74 bridge and other major projects bringing a higher demand for construction workers, industry leaders say the Quad-City region has the tools it needs to fill skilled trade jobs. In August, national construction employment increased by 23,000 jobs, and by 297,000 jobs over the past year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An analysis by the...

Transportation for Illinois Coalition tours Illinois

SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

    Illinois state representatives Tim Butler, Sara Jiminez, David Olsen, Margo McDermed (Minority Transportation Spokesperson), and Marcus Evans (Transportation Chairman) went on a three-hour bus tour of downstate roads and bridges to highlight the need for transportation funding, the Illinois Association of Aggregates Producers (IAAP) reports in it Update newsletter. They were joined by high-level officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT),...

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend because we sure did!!!!

SEPTEMBER 06, 2018

This past Labor Day LiUNA locals across Illinois took to their local parades.  We are so very proud to be apart of our community. Special thank you to all the members and contractors who participated in their local events.