LiUNA and Workers

LiUNA is its members.

Since 1903, some of America's hardest-working men and women have joined together to ensure that the work they do is met with the dignity and respect they deserve as the people who build America.

LiUNA in the Community

By joining together as a union, members provide each other with:

  • Good Healthcare — Construction can be dangerous work, and the men and women who build America should be able to go to work every day knowing that if they or their family become sick or injured, they will be taken care of without suffering financial hardship.
  • Pension Benefits — After a lifetime of hard work building America, the men and women of the construction industry deserve a secure retirement. LiUNA's pension funds are among the best-performing in the nation, meaning our members can trust that the hard-earned money set aside for the future will be there when they retire.
  • Training — The nationally recognized LiUNA training program is our members' passport to a better life and new opportunity. LiUNA members have year-round access to free training that will make them more competitive in the construction workforce.

James Randle

has worked on the Port of Miami Tunnel project for over two and a half years. “This is the best pay I’ve ever had,” he says. “My family can live comfortably. We can maintain the mortgage and we don’t have to worry about when the next bill comes and how we’ll pay for it. My kids can go to summer camp and my car can stay in good condition because I can get it serviced. Now that I am in the union, there are training opportunities. I’m training so when I have my credentials I’ll get a raise.” Before James had this job, he had no health insurance and suffered from painful migraines. Now, through his job at the tunnel, James has health insurance for the first time. He has regular check-ups and has paid off years of medical debt. He has seen a neurologist who helped him bring his migraines under control.

LaQuanda Macklin

has worked as a well-wash operator on the Miami-Dade Tunnel project for a year and a half. “The job has allowed me to provide for my family. It gives me a good feeling of independence. It’s allowed me to be a part of something that’s making history here in Florida. I’ve learned how to work a forklift. I’ve gotten a lot of experience with this job, which opens doors when other things become available.” LaQuanda has used her income from her job to travel with her family, and through her work she has life, health and accidental insurance.

Stanley Caleb

worked as a job steward on the Miami-Dade Tunnel project for 14 months. “I have peace of mind, knowing that I will have a steady income,” he says. “It’s rough out there though. I see so many other people out there suffering. I see young guys around my apartment complex asking questions about how they can get work. I want to be able to tell them that there’s more work. Public construction projects should always hire local people. That work should put food on our table. It’s the right thing to do.” Stanley is the son of famed slain labor leader Joseph Caleb. Among many other things, Stanley’s father led an effort to win a hiring hall for Miami construction workers in the 1960’s.

Damien Coba

worked on the Miami-Dade Tunnel project for almost one year. “It’s been good,” he says. “It puts food on the table and stabilizes me and my family. I like being part of a new project in South Florida. One day I’d like to buy a house for my wife and baby and this job will help me do that.” Damien’s father-in-law has also been a construction worker. Damien’s fiancée says that Damien has had a better career because of being in the union. If he is out of work, the union will help him find a job.