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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.

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21st Century Infrastructure Task Force New Democrat Coalition

OCTOBER 05, 2017

The New Democrat Coalition is determined to increase long-term federal investments in infrastructure improvements. Infrastructure projects are consistently evaluated as the best return on government investments. Supporting the movement of people and goods on our nation’s roads, bridges, ports, and airports is crucial to driving investment in our communities. With too many roads and bridges crumbling around the country, transit...

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Reforms Needed to Ensure Accountability in Economic Development Subsidies

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Economic development subsidies should create jobs, increase wages, and promote positive economic growth, but these goals do not consistently prevail. This post is the fourth in a four-part series on the costs of business subsidy programs by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI). Subsidies to private companies in Illinois have heavily favored a handful of companies, largely supported high-income and...

$80.6-million IDOT Bridge on target

OCTOBER 17, 2017

With over 50 Laborer International Union of North America (LiUNA) members working at any given time on the Savanna-Sabula bridge replacement project remains on track. The two LiUNA locals 727 & 43 have manned the project bridging across the Mississippi River. With Kraemer North America building as the general contractor the project has seen a few delays caused by high...

IS AMERICA FALLING SHORT ON SKILLS?

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

By Eric Dean and Bill Brown As President Trump prepares to ramp up his push for an infrastructure package, many contractors and plant owners continue to report concerns over the skilled labor shortage. There seems to be an article every day in every major newspaper and construction industry publication about the so called “skilled labor shortage.” Is there such a...