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May 13, 2015, 12:18 ET
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LIUNA Joins Elected and Business Leaders in Call for Congress to Invest in Critical Infrastructure and Save Lives, Create Jobs

 At a news conference with elected officials, business leaders and infrastructure advocates, Terry O'Sullivan, the General President of the...

Apr 20, 2015, 14:41 ET
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Hundreds of LIUNA Members to Descend on Capitol for Lobby Day to Press Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to Work on Key Priorities

Hundreds of LIUNA leaders from across the nation and dozens of Congressional districts will descend on Washington this week in a bipartisan push...

Apr 10, 2015, 18:16 ET
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LIUNA: Willbros Watchdog Website Launched, Coalition Calls for Management Accountability

TNL Strategies Group, a combined effort of LIUNA Corporate Affairs and IBT Capital Strategies that provides information to a group of pension funds...

Mar 04, 2015, 17:07 ET
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Laborers' Union Applauds FERC Decision on AIM Project, Supports Good Jobs Building New England's Energy Future

The New England Region of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) applauds the decision of FERC to move Spectra Energy's...

Feb 11, 2015, 16:32 ET
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Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Expected Veto of Legislation Approving Keystone XL Pipeline

 It appears clear that President Obama will set up yet another roadblock to the Keystone XL Pipeline with a veto. Even if Congress had the...

Feb 03, 2015, 17:01 ET
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Immigration Reform and Homeland Security: Statement of LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan

We are proud that Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate rejected the attempt to hold the Department of Homeland Security hostage in order to...

Jan 26, 2015, 12:06 ET
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In Communities Across the Nation, LIUNA Members are Helping to Win Support For Projects That Help Build A Strong Energy Future

 In just the past week, more than 200 LIUNA members turned out to voice support for energy projects that build good, family-supporting...

Jan 21, 2015, 14:00 ET
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Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On the President's State of the Union Remarks

The half-million working men and women of LIUNA applaud the President's State of the Union remarks calling on lawmakers to address income equality,...

Jan 20, 2015, 14:21 ET
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LIUNA Training and Apprenticeship Leads Mother to Family-Supporting Construction Career - and a Seat With the First Lady During the State of the Union Speech

LeDaya Epps built a family-supporting construction career through LIUNA's training and apprenticeship program – and tonight she will find...

Dec 11, 2014, 08:35 ET
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"Textbook Example of Why the American People Have Virtually No Faith in or Respect for Congress"

 Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement...

Dec 09, 2014, 17:59 ET
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'Congress Believes Robbery is Easy When No One is Looking'

Congressional negotiators are said to be considering a drastic increase on insurance premiums paid by multiemployer pension plans to the Pension...

Dec 04, 2014, 17:04 ET
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LIUNA: Exorbitant Increase of PBGC Multiemployer Insurance Premium Is Attack on Seniors, Robbing Them of What They Worked for Their Entire Lives

LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – today urged Congress to reject a proposal which would dramatically...

Nov 18, 2014, 19:05 ET
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"Senate Democrats Assault on the Working Class"

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement today...

Nov 04, 2014, 16:29 ET
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Michigan LIUNA Members Welcome Start of Federal Review Process for Rover Pipeline

 Michigan LIUNA members today welcomed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announcement setting public hearings for the 800-mile Rover...

Jul 31, 2014, 15:35 ET
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U.S. House Vote on Highway Trust Fund Kicks the Can Down the Road, Turns Back on American Jobs and Safety

 Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement...

Jul 29, 2014, 19:29 ET
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The U.S. Senate Shows Courage and Leadership With Push for Long-Term, Full-Investment Highway Bill This Year

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement today...

Jul 15, 2014, 17:49 ET
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Congress Should Have Courage to Make Our Roads and Bridges Safe, Protect Jobs, By Fixing the Highway Trust Fund Crisis, Rather Than Duct-Taping Problem

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement today...

Jun 25, 2014, 10:15 ET
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Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, on the Status of Highway Bill Reauthorization in Congress

 Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement...

Jun 18, 2014, 13:00 ET
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"It's Time to End the Pothole Penalty"

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – made the following statement today...

Jun 16, 2014, 09:11 ET
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"Getting Schooled in Infrastructure" Tour Begins; Highlights America's Failing Roads and Bridges and Critical Need for Congress to Pass a Long-Term, Full-Investment Highway Bill

The "Getting Schooled in Infrastructure" school bus tour kicked off today at the now-closed I-495 bridge in Wilmington, with a real school bus...