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Updates from General President Terry O’Sullivan

On this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day we are all aware of dangers around the globe and the men and women in uniform across the United States and Canada who shield and protect us from them.

From the Middle East to the Pacific Rim of Asia and lands in between, we salute our service members and veterans. We honor their everyday sacrifices and the dedication that means months and years spent far from home. And we honor all those who have paid the ultimate price. Their courage must never be forgotten.

In the 114 years since our founding, tens of thousands of LIUNA members have answered the call to serve their countries. As our veterans have served us, we must also serve them – through Helmets to Hardhats, by recruiting them into good j...

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As we near the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, we should take time to reflect and mourn those we lost in the malicious and cowardly attacks. The attack on our nation and the innocent lives cut short will never be forgotten.

We should also honor and commend the heroes, including LIUNA members, who participated in the 9/11 response and clean-up efforts and later the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and construction of the Flight 93 Memorial.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E. Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I urge that we continue to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11 and share our deep gratitude with those who responded with such fearlessness and dedication to the d...

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As we begin the Labor Day weekend, it is important to remember that Labor Day is our holiday – a commemoration of the work we do each and every day, and the struggles of all working men and women to create economic equality in the United States and Canada. No one deserves this honor more than the strong, proud, and united members of LIUNA.

Labor Day was instituted to recognize the contributions of working men and women in both our countries. In the more than 100 years since the holiday was first celebrated, LIUNA members have continued to risk their livelihoods and even their lives in the fight for justice, honor, and strength for all workers. And by doing so, we have helped to create the largest middle class in the history of mank...

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This Memorial Day weekend, while many of us will have time to spend with friends and family, thousands of brave men and women in the armed services are far from home and family and living in daily danger. Their sacrifices and heroism and those who have willingly laid down their lives to protect our democracy and freedom must never be forgotten.

Our nation’s veterans deserve our honor, respect and appreciation on Memorial Day and every day of the year. On behalf of the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I wish each and every one of you an enjoyable holiday and hope that you will also take time to reflect on those who sacrificed themselves to keep us safe.

Most of us can feel assured that after any given workday we’ll return safely to our homes and families. Yet for too many men and women, the workday will bring a serious injury and even death on the job. That’s why this April 28, known as Workers Memorial Day in the United States and National Day of Mourning in Canada, is so important.

temp-post-imageWhile jobsite safety programs have improved and helped curb the rise of death and injuries, the fact remains that in the U.S. and Canada 5,688 workers died on the job in 2015, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. The 1,110 recorded worker fatalities in the construction industry alone show that construction work is particularly dangerous. That is too many lives cut short and too many lost loved ones.
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Video Message on LIUNA's 114th anniversary from General President Terry O'Sullivan.

Video Message on LIUNA's 114th anniversary from General President Terry O'Sullivan.

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This weekend as we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not only as an American hero, but also as a world hero who changed the course of history, it is also time to celebrate and rededicate ourselves to the movement he helped launch. To this day, the civil rights and social justice movement that Dr. King helped lead, shapes our efforts and aspirations to build a more just and fair world and forge a nation where opportunity and prosperity are not concentrated in the hands of a few but shared equally by all.

While all Americans have much to be thankful to Dr. King for, we owe a special debt to him for the work he did to advance the American Labor movement. Dr. King was guided by the principle that racial justice and civil ri...

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A Message from General President Terry O’Sullivan

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I ask that you join me and all our brothers and sisters in showing through words and actions that for which we are thankful: the security of our families and our nation, the strength of our union, our pride in building our country, and our willingness to help those in need.

As many of us take well-deserved time off with our loved ones, many are serving abroad and facing danger far from home. In our own nation, too many will go without basic necessities. So let us cherish the holiday, but also rededicate ourselves to helping others and saluting those who do the everyday work of making our country great.

On behalf of our General Executive Board,...

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A Message from General President Terry O’Sullivan

On behalf of the LIUNA General Executive Board and the 500,000 men and women of LIUNA, I would like to use this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day to salute the men and women who serve, and have served, in the armed forces across the United States and Canada.

We recognize the incredible achievements and the sacrifices our service members and veterans have made for us all. We honor those who gave their lives to protect the freedom enjoyed by their fellow citizens, and we honor those who were wounded or taken prisoner. The courage of these men and women will never be forgotten.

LIUNA is extremely proud of its brothers and sisters who are veterans. In the 113 years since its founding, ou...

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