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Our blog section contains press releases issued by 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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Laborers Strengthen Numbers in Kansas and Missouri

APRIL 06, 2020

On March 9, 2020, the Western Missouri and Kansas Laborers’ District Council and the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council merged to form a new district: the Missouri and Kansas Laborers’ District Council. The new District Council will have an office in both the St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan areas. Tim Bell, Secretary-Treasurer for the Missouri and Kansas Laborers’...

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Laborers Help Families In Recovery

OCTOBER 02, 2019

Kansas City, MO – Families in Recovery of Mt. Vernon scored a big gift from a benefit golf tournament. The Western Missouri & Kansas Laborers District Council delivered a check for more than $7,600 to the organization. The money was raised in a golf tournament held in September at Pointe Royale in Branson. The event was organized by the Whosoevers...

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New Wage Law Hits Rural Missouri Counties Hardest

AUGUST 29, 2019

Springfield, MO – Construction workers in many rural Missouri counties are working for less this Labor Day holiday. Missouri’s new prevailing wage law has cut wages for construction workers in many counties, sometimes by more than half. The new formula that calculates the wage for public works projects was approved by Missouri lawmakers last year, and went into effect on...

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Organized Labor Helps with Flood Relief

JULY 15, 2019

The men and women of organized labor in Missouri are stepping up to help their neighbors affected by severe spring weather. Missouri AFL-CIO President Mike Louis visited St. Joseph on Tuesday, July 16, to present donations to help families hurt by spring flooding in northwest Missouri. Nine northwest Missouri counties – Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Holt, Lafayette, Livingston, Platte, and...

Training in the Age of COVID-19

MAY 27, 2020

The Greater Kansas City Construction Laborers Training Fund stopped classes as soon as the social distancing request from the states of Kansas and Missouri came into effect. Training fund board members stopped training for most of the trades. How would classes be held if the class sizes had to be reduced? How would on-the-job training take place at a distance?...

HEROES Act with Pension Protections Key to Pandemic Response and Recovery

MAY 15, 2020

Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement on H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES Act), which passed in the House on May 15, 2020: LIUNA commends Speaker Pelosi and the U.S. House on today’s passage of the HEROES Act, which will provide critical...

526 New LIUNA Journeypersons Ready to Build Southern California

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