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LIUNA Mourns Passing of Representative Don Young

Washington, D.C. (March 21, 2021) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

It was with great sadness we learned of the passing of Congressman Don Young of Alaska. Earning the title “Dean of The House” in late 2017 and as the former chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Young proudly represented his state for nearly 50 years.

Never afraid to back down from a fight, Rep. Young was relentless in fighting for a stronger middle class by supporting collective bargaining, union trade schools, and advocating for opportunities for Laborers in Alaska and across the nation. Most importantly, he knew what it meant to be “union strong”.

Congressman Young was a true friend to LIUNA. On behalf of the 500,000 strong and united brothers and sisters of LIUNA, I express our condolences and sympathy to his family.