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Sep 02, 2011, 10:57 ET Building America Remains Best Hope for Creating Jobs, Reversing Economy's Slide

The latest jobs numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor show America's economy has ground to a halt, with no net job creation in August. This...


Sep 01, 2011, 11:37 ET As Labor Day Approaches, LIUNA Calls on Congress to Invest in Build America Jobs

As millions of Americans remain jobless and the nation's economy continues to stumble this Labor Day, LIUNA is urging Congress to do the one thing...


Aug 24, 2011, 03:57 ET East Coast Earthquake Puts Focus on Looming Disaster Facing America's Bridges

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rattled the Eastern Seaboard on Tuesday should serve as a reminder of the precarious state of America's bridges and ...


Aug 04, 2011, 11:15 ET Thousands of LIUNA Members to Spend August Recess Fighting for Good Jobs, Investing in America's Basic Needs

As members of Congress return to their districts for the August recess, thousands of members of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North...


Jul 21, 2011, 03:52 ET LIUNA to Congress: More Than a Magic Wand Needed to Stop Massive Job Loss, Deterioration of Roads and Bridges

This week, members of LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – began fighting job-killing cuts in transportation investment...


Jul 08, 2011, 03:48 ET Weak Job Growth Persists as Congress Puts Politics Above Workers, America's Needs

The weak job growth in the overall economy was reflected in the latest construction jobs numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. In...


Jul 07, 2011, 03:32 ET LIUNA: House GOP Leaders Give Up on America

Today LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – released the following response to the Surface Transportation Reauthorization...


Jun 24, 2011, 10:27 ET LIUNA Welcomes Proposed NLRB Rules on Union Elections as Common-Sense Reform

Today LIUNA – the Laborers' International Union of North America – gave its support to new rules proposed by the National Labor Relations Board that...


May 06, 2011, 01:38 ET Failure to Lead: Congress Ignoring the Men and Women Who Build America

Job growth in the overall economy last month gave little comfort to America's construction workers, according to the latest data from the U.S....


Apr 28, 2011, 11:09 ET LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan Joins Business, Government, Policy Leaders at National Infrastructure Summit

Investing in our nation's transportation systems and other critical infrastructure is a key way to create economic growth and reduce the national...


Apr 01, 2011, 02:12 ET A Jobless Recovery: For Those in the Construction Industry, Depression-Like Conditions Remain

As job growth in the overall economy continued, the construction industry in America remained mired in a Depression-like state, according to the...


Mar 10, 2011, 01:00 ET Tens of Thousands Stand Up for Fundamental American Freedom to Bargain Collectively

In the face of the most vicious attack on the rights of American workers in generations, thousands of Indiana members of LIUNA – the Laborers'...


Mar 04, 2011, 03:54 ET Real Economic Recovery Won't Happen Until Congress Invests in Building America

Despite a modest uptick in jobs, the construction industry continued to lag far behind the rest of the economy in February, according to the latest U....