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Jul 15, 2014, 05:49 ET 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 regarding the...


Jun 25, 2014, 10:15 ET 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 today on the status...


Jun 18, 2014, 01:00 ET "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 regarding...


Jun 16, 2014, 09:11 ET "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 which...


Jun 12, 2014, 04:49 ET As Highway Trust Fund Nears Collapse, Poll Shows a Majority of Americans Worry About Unsafe Conditions

As the Highway Trust Fund nears collapse, a new national random-sample survey released today shows that a majority of Americans are worried about...


Jun 02, 2014, 02:25 ET "Gimmicks Will Not Address the Dire Situation of Our Roads and Bridges"

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


Nov 05, 2013, 10:59 ET Boston Elects "Working Class Hero" to Mayor's Office

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – and Armand E. Sabitoni, General...


Aug 21, 2013, 11:46 ET Sunday: CNN Spotlighting Union Struggle to Save the Middle Class

The final installment of Inside Man, airing this Sunday at 10 pm eastern on CNN, will focus on the real lives of those helping tow the line for...


Aug 02, 2013, 12:24 ET July Jobs Report: Work Increases, but Wages Remain Stagnant

Today's jobs report shows July construction industry unemployment decreasing to 9.1% from 9.8% in June, the lowest rate in five years, according to...


Jul 24, 2013, 03:13 ET Obama Speech: Construction Workers Ready to Answer Call for Middle Class Support

In response to President Obama's major speech today on jobs and the economy, Laborers' International Union of North America General President Terry...


Jul 19, 2013, 11:16 ET Alert: LIUNA Urges House to Oppose Committee-Passed, Piecemeal Immigration Bills

Just a week after rallying with more than a thousand comprehensive immigration reform supporters outside the Capitol building, the Laborers'...


Jul 18, 2013, 04:34 ET LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan Praises Tom Perez for Labor Secretary Confirmation

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America – issued the following statement on the U.S....


Jul 17, 2013, 03:45 ET Statement of LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan:

With more than 150,000 metro Washington families and businesses narrowly escaping water loss due to an apparently faulty water main, LIUNA General...


Jul 05, 2013, 02:08 ET June Jobs Report Shows Progress But Not Full Potential

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


Jun 27, 2013, 04:51 ET LIUNA Praises Senate Passage of Immigration Reform

LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan made the following statement on the passage of comprehensive immigration reform by the U.S. Senate. (Logo:...


Jun 27, 2013, 02:58 ET LIUNA on Foxx Confirmation as Transportation Secretary

LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – issued the following statement on today's confirmation of Anthony Foxx as U.S....


Jun 25, 2013, 05:08 ET Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On President Obama's Initiative to Combat Global Warming

The Laborers' International Union of North America applauds President Obama for putting forth a climate change agenda that will help reduce emissions ...


Jun 07, 2013, 03:48 ET Lackluster Hiring in May Shows Intensifying Need for Infrastructure Investment

Today's jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a net gain of just 175,000 jobs last month, increasing the national unemployment rate...


May 24, 2013, 11:59 ET Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President, Laborers' International Union of North America, On the Collapse of the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, made the following statement today regarding the collapse of the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit...


May 17, 2013, 08:27 ET Statement by LIUNA General President on Moniz Confirmation as Energy Secretary

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America – issued the following statement on yesterday's...


May 15, 2013, 04:38 ET Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA On Senate Passage of the Water Resources Development Act

LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan made the following statement on the passage of the Water Resources Development Act by the U.S. Senate:...


May 10, 2013, 03:47 ET Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Hess Corp. Move to Separate Chair and CEO Roles

As long-term shareholders of Hess Corp., we are deeply concerned about the future of our company. It was with this concern that a LIUNA benefit fund...


May 10, 2013, 01:00 ET National Union Leader, Former Shell Oil President, Top Gov. Snyder Staff Share Vision for American Energy Renaissance at Major Detroit-Area Forum

In a landmark gathering near Detroit Friday, an unlikely alliance of unions, the energy industry and top staff of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder shared...


May 09, 2013, 01:17 ET National Union Leader, Former Shell Oil President, Top Gov. Snyder Staff To Share Vision for American Energy Renaissance at Major Detroit-Area Forum

In a landmark gathering near Detroit on Friday, May 10 an unlikely alliance of unions, the energy industry and top staff of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder ...


May 08, 2013, 10:56 ET National Union Leader, Former Shell Oil President, Top Gov. Snyder Staff To Share Vision for American Energy Renaissance at Major Detroit-Area Forum

In a landmark gathering near Detroit on Friday, May 10 an unlikely alliance of unions, the energy industry and top staff of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder ...