The Education Department is committed to helping LIUNA leaders obtain resources to enhance their job efforts. To order copies of the following materials, contact the listed organization or LIUNA Department.
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LIUNA Grievance Guide (private site users only) - An overview of the basics of grievances including procedures for handling, investigating, preparing, writing, presenting, settling and defending.
Leadership Manual (private site users only)
Created as part of Resolution XV from the 2001 convention, this manual provides concise information describing the structure, activities and initiatives of a wide variety of LIUNA Departments and Funds. (Education Department)
Steward Manual (private site users only)
An overview of the roles and responsibilities of a non-construction steward, as well as the necessary guidelines needed to excel and be successful. (Education Department)
LIUNA Jurisdiction manual (private site users only)
Provides an overview of all the various classifications of construction work LIUNA has jurisdiction over, as well as a history of the evolution of the laborers’ jurisdiction. (Construction Department)
Membership Orientation Guide (Spanish version)
Membership Orientation Materials - Download this PowerPoint presentation (Spanish version) and program outline (Spanish version) to assist with your Local Union’s membership orientation, provide background on labor history and offer an overview of member benefits and responsibilities. The presentation should be customized for your Local Union. Speaker's notes are included.
LIUNA Code of Best Practices
The purposes of this Code are to help ensure that the best interests of our members are protected and remain our first priority, to protect our members against improper influences whether from within or outside the Union, to preserve and protect our Union's good name and reputation and to recognize and promote the highest standards of ethical conduct throughout our Union pursuant to a single, unified Code to apply consistently throughout the United States and Canada. While recognizing that there are differences in the legal systems of both countries, our goal is to create consistent standards of responsibility among all our members, officers, representatives and employees. (Legal Department)
An overview of the resources available that can provide critical background information on companies that LIUNA is trying to organize. This information, available to the public, can significantly improve organizing efforts and lead to increased market share. (Organizing Department)
The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) offers a clearinghouse of materials and tools that can help Laborers expand market share. LECET is a partnership between the Laborers' International Union of North America and its signatory contractors to secure projects and jobs, increase market share, and advance shared market-related interests.
Winning Wage Justice: An Advocates Guide to State and City Policies to Fight Wage Theft
Public agencies, including federal and state departments of labor and state Attorneys General, are potentially potent allies in efforts to enforce and improve just pay laws in the states. Even in times of tight budgets, public agencies have resources and are charged with ensuring that workers are paid properly. Low-wage worker advocates have historically under-utilized these agencies, but recently have begun to reach out and see the potential for collaboration and partnerships. This guide was published by the National Employment Law Project (NELP).
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Building More Effective Unions - Paul Clark, an associate professor of labor studies and industrial relations at Pennsylvania State University, uses new research to show how unions can be more successful on many fronts including organizing, member orientation, grievance processing, political action, and leadership development.
Accounting and Finance Manual for the Secretary-Treasurer
A manual designed to assist Local Unions and District Councils in the handling of their office procedures, accounting and record-keeping functions, financial transactions and preparation of government reports. (Accounting and Finance Department)
Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) provides a list of publications that would be of use to union leaders.
LIUNA Leadership video
A synopsis of critical issues to LIUNA leaders – financial matters, ethics program, labor law, organizing and construction issues. Available in both VHS and DVD format, this video can be utilized to supplement the Leadership I program in the field, as well as for stand alone education at the local level. (Education Department)
Secretary-Treasurer Training video series
These videos are aimed at assisting the Secretary-Treasurer in every facet of their fiduciary responsibilities. Included with the videos is an instruction manual that contains a sample per capita tax report that will be used in all examples. (Accounting and Finance Department)
LIUNA History VHS/DVD
From humble beginnings in 1903, the Laborers' Union today is one of the largest, most progressive and fastest-growing unions in North America. Watch video clips of Laborers' history (Education Department)
Wal-Mart movie - The High Cost of Low Price - An explosive documentary by Robert Greenwald that tells about the corrosive effects that Wal-Mart wreaks upon their employees and the communities in which it operates.