Workers with union contracts are better able to care for themselves and their families even as the healthcare crisis worsens.
While 47 million Americans go without health care coverage, and costs escalate for those with coverage, LIUNA members are much more likely to be able to deal with the crisis. According to the Census Bureau, 82 percent of union construction workers have health insurance, compared with only 46 percent of non-union construction workers.
While bargaining for health care grows more expensive, LIUNA is on the forefront of the fight for a national health care solution and exploring innovative ways to reduce costs, such as pooling more members to increase purchasing power.
Check out the Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America to see how LIUNA works with contractors to make work safer.