The African American Caucus (AAC)
MissionTo improve the political, educational, social and economic status of minority groups and to eliminate racial prejudice.
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 ucus.
The Caucus is intended to be an unincorporated, non-profit association, tax-exempt under Article 501(c)(5)(3)* of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Our primary function as a caucus is to identify, promote and support issues of concern for African Americans within LIUNA for the purpose of advancing and sustaining the causes of all members and potential members of LIUNA.
Power of LiUNA
The Laborers International Union of North America African American Caucus (LIUNA AAC) was established in June of 2003, by African American LIUNA leaders from across the country to address issues that African Americans face in construction and in the country at large.
The AAC strives to promote fair wages, benefits and healthy worksite conditions for LIUNA members, as well as, strengthening the road to the middle class through unionized work opportunities. AAC believes that a strong, robust and healthy middle class leads to a strong United States.
The AAC is an outgrowth of the Minority Advancement Advisory Committee that began in 2001, by LIUNA General President Terrence O'Sullivan. It was in these meetings that it was determined that there should be LIUNA sub groups to supplement efforts to target minority issues and show LIUNA's broad diversity The African American Caucus, Latino, and Women’s Caucus were established to assist LIUNA in meeting all of its members’ needs.
The primary function of the African American Caucus is to identify, promote, and support issues of concern for African Americans within LIUNA for the purpose of advancing and sustaining the causes of all members, retirees and future members.