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.


J.C. Dillon, long-time union contractor, celebrates 100 years of service

MARCH 19, 2021

J.C. DILLION PEORIA, Ill. — Plumbers provide protection. Safe water and effective sewer systems prevent disease. Tuberculosis once spread far and wide from unsanitary public drinking water. Much like the fabled Marshal from Gunsmoke, the local Dillon clan can and will continue to provide the Peoria region and beyond, protection. Their law, their order, their contribution: safe drinking water, sewer...

Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Point Since 1965

SEPTEMBER 03, 2021

STORY HIGHLIGHTS 68% approve of labor unions, highest since 1965 90% of Democrats, 47% of Republicans approve of unions Labor union membership remains steady at 9% of U.S. adults WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sixty-eight percent of Americans approve of labor unions. Though statistically similar to last year’s 65%, the current reading is the highest Gallup has measured since 71% in 1965....

LiUNA turns communities Orange for Work Zone Awarenenss Week

MAY 03, 2021

Sarah Hayden In recognition of Work Zone Awareness week through April 30, local cities and the Rock Island County board have issued proclamations encouraging the public to slow down, obey rules and drive safely through highway work zones. To raise awareness, the new I-74 Bridge, Centennial Bridge, Davenport Skybridge, the Muscatine Bridge and IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union buildings are...

Millennials and Unions: A Match Made in Heaven

JULY 11, 2019

by Alexandra Catsoulis Every Generation faces their own economic struggles and successes. The baby boomers experienced the strongest economic expansions in American history. Generation X felt the effects of the first tech boom but were then devastated with the 2008 recession. But millennials are well into adulthood and still have had no significant financial gain within their lives. In fact, there is less...

Ten Reasons to Build Local & Union

MARCH 29, 2019

Ten Reasons to Build Local   by Clint Drury West Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council Investing in your local workforce grows a stronger community.  Central Illinois has long been the standard for quality construction. The nearly 8,000 union construction professionals and over 300 partner contractors and suppliers that make up the Better Built Network take great pride in...