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Public Employees Keep Our Nation Strong

Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2023) – Brent Booker, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

During Public Service Recognition Week, LIUNA thanks and honors those who serve our nation by providing essential services for federal, state, and local governments.


LIUNA is proud to represent more than 50,000 public sector workers who demonstrate courage and fortitude in serving our country day in and day out. Our nation owes you gratitude for your service and your sacrifice.


LIUNA will continue to advocate with public workers to improve work site health and safety, protect union rights, and raise wages for all that they do to keep us safe and make all of our lives better.


LIUNA stands shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with public sector workers during Public Service Recognition Week and every day of the year.



The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada.