LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota
LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota was chartered in 1968 by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) and currently represents over 13,000 skilled construction and general laborers. It consists of five Laborers Local Unions - 363, 405, 563, 1091, and 1097. As part of our work, we negotiate collective bargaining agreements with employers and encourage unity of action among Locals; coordinate and consolidate Local Union activities; promote harmony and unity among Local Unions; organize the unorganized; promote and foster respect for and compliance with the International Union Constitution, other related Constitutions, as well as all of the rules, regulations, policies, practices, and lawful orders and decisions adopted and promulgated to further and administer these Constitutions.
SKILLED CONSTRUCTION LIUNA MEMBERS REPRESENTED
TOTAL SIGNATORY UNION CONTRACTOR EMPLOYERS
PRIVATELY FUNDED TRAINING HOURS IN 2018 ACCUMULATED
PARTICIPANTS IN OUR HEALTH AND WELFARE PLAN COVERED
MILLION DOLLARS INTO MINNESOTA’S ECONOMY ANNUALLY
LIUNA CODE OF PERFORMANCE
LIUNA members are known for bringing more to the worksite than our Union cards. Laborers built our Union by delivering experience in the field, skills for the job, pride in our work and a strong safety-conscious work ethic. To sustain these qualities in current and future members and for the benefit of our signatory contractors, LIUNA has adopted a Code of Performance for our members and officers.
The goal of the Code of Performance is to ensure that our members meet the highest of standards and exceed the expectations of our contractors. Member responsibilities under the code include:
- Developing skills through apprenticeship and training programs
- Being ready, willing and able to show up to work on time
- Knowing and following the Local Union’s job referral rules
- Avoiding excessive absenteeism and tardiness
- Following direction from supervisors
Giving a fair day’s work Treating the tools and property of others with respect
Using established procedure to avoid disputes
- Working safely; using safety equipment and following safe practices
INTERNATIONAL UNION & GREAT LAKES REGION
The International Union, based in Washington, D.C. and led by General President Terry O’Sullivan, represents more than 500,000 LIUNA members from 400 Local unions, 44 District Councils and nine Regional Offices across the United States, and one Canadian Sub-Regional Office. LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota is served by LIUNA’s Great Lakes Regional Office, led by General Vice President Terry Healy. Some of the International’s responsibilities are: Collective bargaining with national contractors Representation of all Laborers in the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the Building & Construction Trades Department, the Heavy Highway Coalition, and throughout the Labor Movement Representatation of membership on Capitol Hill Overseeing and supporting organizing programs carried on at both local and regional levels Working with LIUNA’s Tri-Funds (Training and Education, Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, and Health and Safety) to see that Laborers receive the best in training, the most vigilant protection of members’ health and safety, and the most aggressive pursuit of additional employment opportunities.