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2012-04-09 10:24:11

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan issued the following statement in reaction to the sudden passing of Mark H. Ayers, President of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), on April 8: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) <blockquote> It is with great sadness that I and the LIUNA General Executive Board, on behalf of our half-million members, offer heartfelt condolences to the...

2012-04-04 14:22:17

SAN FRANCISCO, April, 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laborers' Local 261 has concluded its endorsement process for the June 2012 Presidential Primary Election. In addition, the Laborers' Union has made early selections for the November 2012 contests. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120404/DC82778) For the ballot in June, the Laborers recommend continued support for incumbents Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and State Senator Mark Leno. In addition, the Laborers have joined several...

2012-03-29 10:20:29

Duct-Tape Approach to Nation's Roads and Bridges Risks Safety, Jobs WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement on the U.S. House's passage of a 90-day extension of the surface transportation bill: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) LIUNA is appalled that the U.S. House of Representatives' radical GOP wing has...

2012-03-21 06:20:29

As Deadline Looms, Truck Carries Giant Roll of Duct Tape to Symbolize House Speaker's Approach to America's Bridge Crisis; Amplifies "Russian Roulette" Radio Spots and "How to Survive a Collapsed Bridge" Direct Mail CINCINNATI, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - today launched a multi-city media tour in U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio, highlighting the safety crisis of America's roads and...

2012-03-14 15:51:00

New Hard-Hitting Media Campaign with Provocative Radio Ads, Direct Mail and "Emergency Bridge Repair Team" Truck Urges Rep. Boehner to Take Immediate Action on Highway Bill WASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - made the following statement on the U.S. Senate's passage of a two-year, $109 billion Highway Bill: (Logo:...

2012-03-13 11:33:00

New Ad, "Russian Roulette," Up In Ohio; "Emergency Bridge Repair Team" Truck to Travel State; "How to Survive a Collapsing Bridge: Inspired By House Speaker John Boehner" Mailed to Voters WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - today dramatically intensified its effort to pressure the House Republican leadership to pass a bipartisan Highway Bill that protects jobs-creating investment in the nation's roads...

2012-03-09 13:12:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the addition of 227,000 jobs to the overall economy last month, the latest construction jobs numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor reveal that unemployment in the construction industry remains high at 17.1 percent. Nationwide, 1.4 million construction workers are still looking for work. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO ) Terry O'Sullivan, General President of LIUNA,...

2012-03-08 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The General Executive Board of LIUNA - the Laborers International Union of North America - has endorsed Barack Obama for a second term as President. The endorsement comes after a unanimous vote of the union's board on Wednesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91600LOGO) "President Obama has earned a second term as President," said Terry O'Sullivan, LIUNA General President. "Despite unprecedented and...

2012-03-06 09:37:00

Radio, Direct Mail, Creative Tactics in Kentucky and Ohio Urge McConnell, Boehner to Halt Political Stunts and Protect Americans from Deteriorating Bridges WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - today launched a hard-hitting multi-media campaign to highlight the growing public safety crisis posed by America's crumbling bridges, deteriorating roads and struggling transit systems. The campaign appeals to voters to...

2012-02-15 20:41:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission passed a resolution honoring Ron Myers for his distinguished career working for the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120215/DC54639 ) Ron Myers worked as a Laborer from 1972 to 1989. During this time, Myers specialized in sinking shafts, including one project with Cementation USA, Inc. in San Manuel, AZ that went down...