Posts Tagged ‘LIUNA’

Dec
2016
6

Welcome Words: LiUNA’s Toronto Local Offering Training, Testing in New Members’ Native Languages

Welcome Words: LiUNA's Toronto Local Offering Training, Testing in New Members' Native Languages
  Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 506 in Toronto is doing its part to reach out to immigrant workers. For some members, that includes training and testing in their native language.  “If we get a call for a specific training need, even something we don’t offer all the time, we’ll organize it [&hellip...
Oct
2016
11

Building Trades Tout IL’s HIRE Education Program to Boost Minority, Female Involvement in Construction

Building Trades Tout IL's HIRE Education Program to Boost Minority, Female Involvement in Construction
  The Illinois labor community is looking to improve diversity within its ranks through a program called HIRE Education. The Lincoln Land Community College program is a 20-week course that prepares women, people of color, and former convicts for union apprenticeships. Those demographics are traditionally underrepresented in organized labor,...
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Sep
2016
13

LiUNA 423 Sets Record with $5 Million Donation to Ohio State University

LiUNA 423 Sets Record with $5 Million Donation to Ohio State University
  Local 423, an affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), has donated $5 million to Ohio State University. The donation comes as part of the Ohio Scholarship Challenge. Local 423’s gift will be matched by the college, effectively doubling the contribution.  Both the union and the university are excited...
Feb
2016
19

LiUNA Center Announces 250+ Apprentices Turned Journeymen in ’15; 1,600 All Time

  The LiUNA-affiliated Terence J. O’Sullivan Training Center has announced that 272 men and women graduated from apprenticeship to journeyman status in 2015.  To do so, each participant logged 240 hours of classroom instruction and at least 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.  A total of 1,600 apprentices have graduated from the program...
Jan
2016
27

Couple Faces 20+ Years in Jail, $500,000 Fine for Scheme to Defraud LiUNA! Benefit Fund

Couple Faces 20+ Years in Jail, $500,000 Fine for Scheme to Defraud LiUNA! Benefit Fund
  A New Hampshire couple has been arrested for their role in a “double breasted shop scheme” which defrauded the Massachusetts Laborers Benefit Fund of more than $2 million.   Christopher and Kimberly Thompson face 18 counts of mail fraud, 18 counts of filing false documents with an ERISA fund, and one count of benefit [&hellip...
Aug
2015
5

LiUNA-Sponsored Pre-Apprenticeship Program Expands to Help Youth, Ex-Offenders in PA

LiUNA-Sponsored Pre-Apprenticeship Program Expands to Help Youth, Ex-Offenders in PA
  The Montgomery County Opportunities Industrialization Center in Eastern Pennsylvania has expanded its focus to help disadvantaged youths. Through a new pre-apprenticeship program it is helping begin careers in the building trades.  The new program is free for 17 to 21-year-olds in Montgomery County and allows them to earn Occupational...
Jul
2015
9

A Second Chance at Sellwood: Apprenticeship Offers Promise in Portland

A Second Chance at Sellwood: Apprenticeship Offers Promise in Portland
  According to the latest report from the Sellwood Bridge project in Portland, Oregon, 82,220 hours of work by 271 apprentices in a variety of trades have been completed thanks to language in the contracts requiring 20 percent of all work hours to be completed by apprentices. Diversity efforts by local building trades unions have also...
Jun
2015
1

LiUNA-Led Effort Results In $80M of Wages Being Recovered from U.S. Health Agency

LiUNA-Led Effort Results In $80M of Wages Being Recovered from U.S. Health Agency
  The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will pay $80 million in back wages and penalties for their failure to abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The decision resolves a grievance brought forward by the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA!) in [&hellip...
Apr
2015
6

Decorated 90-Year-Old LiUNA! Member Receives Medals He Was Denied Thanks to Union Vets Program

Decorated 90-Year-Old LiUNA! Member Receives Medals He Was Denied Thanks to Union Vets Program
  On his 90th birthday, Paul Penn, the father of Vice President and Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Midwest Regional Manager John Penn, finally received the medals he earned for his service in World War II.  This incredible birthday gift came courtesy of LiUNA’s Midwest Veterans Committee, which helps members...
Mar
2015
12

Tax Fraud, Dangerous Asbestos Practices Lead to Conviction of Charter School Founder in MI

Tax Fraud, Dangerous Asbestos Practices Lead to Conviction of Charter School Founder in MI
  A jury in Michigan has found charter school founder Steven J. Ingersoll guilty on three counts of federal tax fraud.   Ingersoll was accused of diverting $704,000 of a $1.8 million bank loan intended for school construction to his personal bank account and failing to pay taxes on it.  Ingersoll’s wife and brother were also [&hellip...
Dec
2014
16

Under PLA, I-95 Expansion Completed Ahead of Schedule with Impressive Safety Numbers

Under PLA, I-95 Expansion Completed Ahead of Schedule with Impressive Safety Numbers
  The express lanes on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia recently opened to the public, after a ceremony where the state’s political leaders praised the project as a model of public/private infrastructure investment.  Built under a voluntary Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the Laborer’s International Union of North America...
Oct
2014
1

LiUNA Partners With Immigrant Advocacy Group CASA to Improve Mid-Atlantic’s Working Conditions

LiUNA Partners With Immigrant Advocacy Group CASA to Improve Mid-Atlantic's Working Conditions
  The Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!) and CASA, an immigrant advocacy group, have announced a partnership to help organize Latino construction workers and help them fight for their rights on job sites.  According to a report from BNA Construction (a subscription site), the new partnership will be called CASA-LiUNA! Mid...