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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 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...

526 New LIUNA Journeypersons Ready to Build Southern California

AUGUST 02, 2017 Blog Image

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Managing a Crisis

JULY 19, 2017

In the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California’s Butte County, the tallest earthen dam structure in the U.S. – Oroville Dam – soars 770-feet high, offering a birds-eye view of the surrounding area as far as the eye can see. Directly behind it lies the picturesque expanse of Lake Oroville, California’s second largest manmade reservoir. Impounded...