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May 03, 2013, 02:33 ET Jobs Report Shows Construction Still Lags, Washington Stands in the Way of Robust Recovery

While the dip in overall jobs growth that economists feared did not occur – the national unemployment rate went down slightly to 7.5 percent - the...


Apr 30, 2013, 04:34 ET LIUNA Congratulates Mayor Foxx on Nomination as Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation

LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – congratulates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to serve as the next U.S....


Apr 30, 2013, 02:23 ET Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Steve Lynch's Campaign for Massachusetts Senate Seat

At a time when too many candidates for public office are dismissive of the concerns and struggles of working class men and women, the campaign of...


Apr 24, 2013, 09:12 ET On Workers' Memorial Day, LIUNA Calls on Congress to Put Safety Before Politics and Pass OSHA Reforms

LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – will observe Workers' Memorial Day,a day of remembrance of those who have died or became ...


Apr 11, 2013, 10:54 ET Statement by LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan on the Departure of OPM Director John Berry

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


Apr 05, 2013, 01:28 ET Jobs Report Shows Construction Industry Still Struggling

According to the Labor Department, only 88,000 jobs were added overall in the U.S. in March, lowering unemployment by 0.1 percent to 7.6 percent. In...


Mar 29, 2013, 02:57 ET Statement of Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, On Congressman Ed Markey's Remarks to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee Regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline

In callous and dismissive comments to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee Thursday, Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey highlighted his...


Mar 19, 2013, 12:31 ET ASCE Report Card Shows U.S. Infrastructure Near Failing

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released their 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure today, awarding the U.S. an overall grade ...


Mar 18, 2013, 05:22 ET LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan Praises Nomination of Tom Perez for Labor Secretary

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


Mar 08, 2013, 03:52 ET Recent Employment Gains Jeopardized by Sequestration

Employment increased by 236,000 in February, and the national unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...


Mar 07, 2013, 08:27 ET LIUNA Urges Congress to Solve Sequestration Issue

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


Feb 13, 2013, 12:27 ET Bold Action Needed to Restore America's Infrastructure

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - testified today on the need for strong federal...


Feb 01, 2013, 03:39 ET LIUNA on January Jobs Report: Weak Recovery Demands Infrastructure Investment to Spur Growth

According to today's jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department, employers added 157,000 new jobs in January. The national unemployment rate remained ...


Jan 29, 2013, 08:20 ET LIUNA aplaude la reforma bipartidista de la inmigración, pide tomar todas las medidas para combatir a los empleadores sin escrúpulos

Terry O'Sullivan, presidente general de LIUNA - Laborers' International Union of North America – emitió la siguiente declaración sobre los esfuerzos...


Jan 29, 2013, 04:03 ET LIUNA Applauds Bipartisan Immigration Reform, Urges Full Measures to Combat Unscrupulous Employers

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


Jan 22, 2013, 07:37 ET New Route Approved, LIUNA Urges State Department, White House to Authorize Keystone XL Pipeline

Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America – issued the following statement about Nebraska Gov....


Jan 18, 2013, 03:29 ET End the Delay in Needed Protections Against Silica Exposure; LIUNA Calls on Members, Public to Sign White House Petition

LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – today called on its half-million members and concerned citizens across America to sign a ...


Jan 11, 2013, 08:41 ET Statement by LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan on the Resignation of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

LIUNA is a longtime fan and friend of Hilda Solis. As the daughter of parents who worked in factories and benefited from being in a union, she truly...


Jan 04, 2013, 03:31 ET LIUNA on December Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Recovering Too Slowly, Federal Infrastructure Investments Needed to Spur Growth

According to today's jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department, job growth stalled in December, leaving the national unemployment rate unchanged at...


Nov 21, 2012, 12:27 ET LIUNA Calls on President to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – today called on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and put Americans...


Nov 02, 2012, 05:27 ET October Jobs Report Shows Accelerated Job Growth, Confirms America is on The Right Track

The monthly jobs report released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows accelerated growth in the U.S. economy with the addition of 171,000...


Oct 11, 2012, 03:51 ET Hundreds of Construction Workers and Their Families Gather Saturday for Fall Fest, to Hear from Congressional Candidates, National Union Leader

Hundreds of construction workers will gather at LIUNA Local 872's Fall Festival Saturday for a day of family activities and to hear from top...


Oct 05, 2012, 03:03 ET Declining Jobless Rate Continues to Lift Hopes of Construction Workforce

As the national unemployment rate declined in September amid the 31st straight month of job growth, Terry O'Sullivan, General President of the...


Jul 06, 2012, 01:59 ET On Heels of Employment Report, LIUNA Members Join President Obama at Signing for Jobs-Creating Highway Bill

On the heels of a Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report showing the addition of 111,000 construction jobs in June, LIUNA members today are...


Jun 29, 2012, 02:48 ET Highway Bill Passage: LIUNA Praises Congress for Creating Jobs Fixing America's Decaying Transportation Systems and Increasing Certainty in Construction Industry

LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – praised Congress for passing a multi-year Highway Bill which will support millions of...