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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.

2018 National Apprenticeship Week

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to demonstrate their support for apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities, and apprentices in their community. The week-long event highlights the benefits of apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the...

Otto Baum Construction Co. & LiUNA

OCTOBER 26, 2018

Together We Build Illinois

A United Voice: Pipeline Advocacy Pushes Back Against Misinformation

OCTOBER 18, 2018

Many challenges face the oil and gas pipeline industry. Chief among them are regulatory constraints and third-party opposition. However, an increasingly united coalition of trade associations and individual stakeholder companies are working to shape permitting policies and public opinion to ensure pipelines are built, operated and maintained safely and efficiently. Domestic and global energy demand continues to grow, and North...

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),...