Statement of LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan:

Jul 17, 2013, 15:45 ET from Laborers' International Union of North America

"Threat of Maryland Water Disruption Highlights the Result of the Failure to Care for Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure"

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 150,000 metro Washington families and businesses narrowly escaping water loss due to an apparently faulty water main, LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan made the following statement:


The threatened water disruption in the shadow of our nation's Capitol highlights the result of our failure to care for our critical infrastructure. As with other critical infrastructure, Congress must act to prevent our nation from literally falling apart. In short, we must grow up and face the reality that we have a responsibility to care for the basics of America and that requires investment. If we do not find the will to build America, our nation will fall far behind other nations and more families and businesses will be threatened as they were today in Maryland.

The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build America.

SOURCE Laborers' International Union of North America