LIUNA African American Caucus
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In Diversity There is Strength
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In Diversity There is Strength

WE ARE LIUNA
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Mission
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Mission

The mission of the LIUNA African American Caucus is to identify, promote and support issues that address the needs and interests of LIUNA members of African descent, their families and the communities they live in. 




The mission of the LIUNA African American Caucus is to identify, promote and support issues that address the needs and interests of LIUNA members of African descent, their families and the communities they live in. 




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The Caucus works to identify, promote, and support issues of concern for African Americans within LIUNA for the purpose of advancing and sustaining LIUNA!’s mission and goals and interests. 




The Caucus works to identify, promote, and support issues of concern for African Americans within LIUNA for the purpose of advancing and sustaining LIUNA!’s mission and goals and interests. 




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POWER OF LIUNA
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POWER OF LIUNA

The Laborers International Union of North America is a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada. A half-million strong, we are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives. 

The Laborers International Union of North America is a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada. A half-million strong, we are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives. 

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The African American Caucus (AAC)Less
The African American Caucus (AAC)

In 1996 the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) announced the creation of a Minority Advancement Department. The Department was formed to address the concerns of the growing minority membership within the union and to develop links with minority communities around the country.


In June 2001, General President Terence M. O’Sullivan appointed the Minority Advancement Advisory Committee. Since that time members of the Advisory Committee have met and formed minority caucuses. One of the caucuses formed is the LIUNA caucus. 

In 1996 the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) announced the creation of a Minority Advancement Department. The Department was formed to address the concerns of the growing minority membership within the union and to develop links with minority communities around the country.

In June 2001, General President Terence M. O’Sullivan appointed the Minority Advancement Advisory Committee. Since that time members of the Advisory Committee have met and formed minority caucuses. One of the caucuses formed is the LIUNA caucus. 

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Jun
12
LIUNA AA Caucus Members participate in #BLM movement protest in Brooklyn, NY

LIUNA AA Caucus board member, Barrie Smith and 100 Black Construction workers whom most are also members of the LIUNA AA Caucus participated in the Brooklyn, NY Memorial to George Floyd and the #BLM movement. The members marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and provided security for Terrance Floyd, brother of George Floyd. LAAC Board member Smith spoke to the audience and all assisted in giving out boxes of food to the community.


Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams and Assemblyman Andy King spearheaded the memorial. Aim High and organization to mentor young black men also participated.



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Jun
01
LIUNA AA Caucus President on the Killing of George Floyd

The past several days have struck at my heart in so many ways.


As a black man, I have firsthand experience with the inequities of our system. Like too many other black people, I have lost friends and loved ones to violent crime and have seen the ways in which the system fails many of us.


As the leader of a labor organization with a majority African-American membership, recent events have caused me to consider the ways in which I can play a role in improving the system on behalf of my members and their families.


And, most importantly, as the father of black sons, I harbor an intense resentment for a system that makes me fear for my sons every time they walk out the door.


My voice on this issue is...


Jun
01
LIUNA AA Caucus Members Work with LIUNA District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity and LIUNA Local 413 to Test Community Residents in Chester, PA

LIUNA District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity & Laborers and Local 413 in Chester, PA where many members are also members of the LIUNA AA Caucus, partnered with the Black Doctors Consortium to offer FREE COVID-19 testing at LIUNA Local 413. 380 people were tested. Pictured is LIUNA Business Manager L 413 and AA Caucus member, James Harper Jr., and fellow African American Caucus members.




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May
19
LIUNA African American Caucus Statement on the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

LIUNA African American Caucus is morally outraged over the callous, brutal, and coldblooded murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Our generation is charged with showing the work our collective outrage, just as prior generations did with the heinous murder of Emmitt Till. We must amplify our voices to demand justice and swift punishment for these executioners. Also, we must expose the racist and corrupt system that continuously allows racist murderers to go home and not to prison where they belong. We sincerely pray for his family during this very dark hour.



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May
13
Participate in the 2020 US Census

The LIUNA African American Caucus encourages all members to participate and complete the 2020 US Census, which will help determine congressional and state legislative district lines, as well as allot federal resources for transportation, infrastructure, and education.

If you have not already done so, please take the time to respond to the 2020 Census today. Make sure to count everyone living in your household. Encourage family members, neighbors, and those in your inner circle to do the same.

Completing the 2020 Census has never been easier! Respond today online, by phone, or by mail. Shape your future today.

More information is available at www.census.gov. or call 1-844-330-2020.

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Apr
29
Read LIUNA African American Caucus President Ryan Boyer's Op Ed

Recently LIUNA African American Caucus President Ryan Boyer's wrote on Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the importance of returning to safe construction worksites for our members.



Dec
03
LIUNA African American Caucus Assists Mid Atlantic Region in Voter Education Effort


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The LIUNA African American Caucus (AAC) proudly took part in flipping Virginia blue in the November 5th election by encouraging the African-American community to vote for candidates who fight for issues impacting the community like good job opportunities and affordable and accessible healthcare. At the request of LIUNA Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager, Dennis L. Martire, fifty-eight (58) LIUNA African American Caucus members traveled from Philadelphia, PA to Chesapeake, VA two weekends before the election to remind voters to use their vote as their voice. The LIUNA AAC participated and helped fund the voter education effort.



The demographics of Chesapeake, VA indicate an Af...


Dec
03
LIUNA African American Caucus Holds 5th Congressional Black Caucus Reception


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The LIUNA African American Caucus held its Congressional Black Caucus Honoree Reception at their International Headquarters in Washington, DC on September 12, 2019. For the past 5 years, during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference the LIUNA AAC has held a reception to honor different members of the CBC who support LIUNA’s issues through their voting records and actions nationally and in their respective districts. Infrastructure; Pay and Benefits; Employee Rights and Protections; Postal Reform; and Voting Rights, are all issues, to name a few, that Congress addresses and are important to LIUNA’s 500,000+ members and working men and wo...