YOUR PAYCHECK AND PREVAILING WAGES
ensure that when you build our nation’s roads and bridges you are paid at least a local prevailing rate of pay for the work you do. With our roads, bridges and water systems falling into disrepair, there is plenty of work to do. But some members of Congress and state politicians want to roll back prevailing wage rules so that you do it for less – as much as The Davis Bacon Act and state prevailing wage laws 70% less on your paycheck.
See LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan’s message and get involved with your union to protect your wages and benefits.
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MEMBERS IN ACTION
New England Laborers’ Training Trust Fund, Laborers’ Local 455 and the not-for-profit Justice Education Center joined forces to launch a high school apprenticeship program.
Read more. Mid-Atlantic members helped build the Blue Plains Tunnel to bring the District of Columbia into compliance with the Clean Water Act. The innovative project won ENR Project of the Year!
See coverage. New Jersey members pushed for and won a major transportation investment that will create thousands of jobs building the state’s roads and bridges.
LIUNA members in Peoria, Illinois gather to stop Governor Rauner’s anti-worker agenda. LIUNA also recently won a court victory to protect the state prevailing wage law.
Read more. Members in Denver, Colorado launched a campaign to push the city to ensure local hiring and fair wages on the I-70 transportation project.
See coverage. In Nashville, LIUNA joined with community groups and city council members to call for better working conditions in the construction industry.
In Northern California, recent college graduates are getting a leg up with a new pre-apprenticeship program that can lead to a career in construction as a LIUNA member.
See more. In Chicago, LIUNA members are getting work in the energy industry through a new training partnership with ComEd, industry groups and construction contractors.
Read more. A new monument, Standing Together, honoring the tradesmen and tradeswomen of Canada was recently completed. The new monument is in Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa.