Chartered on June 5, 1937, by the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA Local 1091 is based in Duluth and led by Business Manager Dan Olson.

About  Local 1091

The local is responsible for:

  • Enforcing rights under collective bargaining agreements
  • Assisting members in finding employment through its referral service or hiring hall
  • Providing apprenticeship and training programs
  • Enforcing legal rights, such as those extended to workers under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Promoting job safety as guaranteed under OSHA
  • Protecting against discrimination in employment by enforcing both contract rights and legal rights such as those found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Local 1091 is governed by an Executive Board and serves nearly 1,000 members and active retirees and their families across Northern Minnesota and three counties in Western Wisconsin.

Local 1091 represents members in Minnesota in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Kanabec, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, and Southern St. Louis counties and in Wisconsin in Ashland, Bayfield and Douglas counties doing work in the following:   

  • Commercial Building
  • Highway & Heavy
  • Plaster Tenders
  • Environmental
  • Hazardous Waste Removal
  • Landscaping
  • Commercial Cleaning
  • Gas Distribution
  • Mainline Pipelines

Monthly membership meetings are held every third Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Duluth Labor Temple: 2002 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55812.


Essentia Health nearing completion on March 2023. Photo: Duluth News Tribune

Local 1091 Contact Information
Office Address
LIUNA Local 1091 Office

2002 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812

Phone: (218) 728-5151
Fax: (218) 728-2431


Business Manager
Dan Olson
Phone: (218) 348-2346


As an eligible participant in the MN Laborers Health Fund, mental health resources are available to LIUNA Local 563 members and your eligible family members. You don't have to face your troubles alone, no matter how big or small. Help is readily available to support you through any challenges you may be facing. 

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Local 1091 News & Updates

It’s Time for the Biden Administration to Walk the Talk on Domestic Mining of Critical Minerals

Saint Paul, MN – In response to the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to revoke the NewRange Copper Nickel section 404 water permit, Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA...

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Most Pro-Job, Pro-Working Family Legislative Session in Minnesota History

Minnesota’s Infrastructure Union: Thank You for the Most Pro-Job, Pro-Working Family Legislative Session in Minnesota History Saint Paul, MN – As the 2023 Legislative Session comes to an end today,...

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Federal Mineral Withdrawal Threatens Climate Progress

Jan 26, 2023 Saint Paul, MN – In a statement today, LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota leaders responded to the Biden Administration’s decision to move forward with a moratorium on copper nickel...

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