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Some contractors have the daunting challenge to find a competent workforce in the building and construction industry. Successful contractors understand the integral role of a skilled laborer. By partnering with LIUNA, contractors bid with confidence and streamline the process to procure a competent workforce. Local #517 members are professional construction workers who have completed extensive training in:

  • Building and Commercial
  • Heavy and Highway
  • Utilities
  • Environmental
  • Safety and Health
  • Supervisory

Contractors can expect projects to be completed on time and on budget, with minimal to zero worker injuries or fatalities, all while utilizing a local workforce. We work with signatory contractors and key industry groups to promote and enforce the fair contracting laws that help protect responsible contractors, construction workers, and taxpayers.

LIUNA and it's signatory contractors are working together to enforce safety standards, improve the contract procurement process, promote job creating ordinances, apprenticeship, and the quality results by union workers-all while protecting the bottom line. We have helped public entities and Fortune 500 companies develop easy-to-use contract procurement methods that award points for training, safety, past performance, regulatory compliance, local-hire, and other quality-related issues.

Here are just a few of the ways LIUNA makes your job easier by providing:

  • The best trained, highest skilled, hardest working people the industry with top notch training facilities wherever LIUNA members are working.
  • Training that meets or exceeds OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory standards.
  • Assistance making work safer, reducing accident rates, controlling workers’ compensation costs, and saving lives.
  • Ability to help firms meet hiring requirements to comply with city ordinances, community benefits agreements, and project labor agreements.
  • Automated tracking of project and bid opportunities.
  • A voice on issues of importance to workers and the entire construction industry including:
    • fighting for fair and comprehensive immigration reform
    • protecting laws such as the Davis Bacon Act
    • combating proposed anti-worker legislation on bad laws, such as the misleadingly named Right-to-Work laws.
    • critical infrastructure investment in America's roads, bridges and public transit systems to boost a recovering economy, ensure safety, and create good jobs
  • Affordable health insurance for construction workers, that can also benefit other company employees.
  • Assistance to firms in accessing capital and bonding resources, providing marketing support, and navigation of MBE/DB certification processes.
  • A commitment to diversity and community unparalleled in the industry.

Consider making the move with the successful contractors that have a National Agreement with LIUNA, and the tens of thousands of contractors that have partnered at the local-level.

Partner with Local #517 to rebuild America's dangerously outdated, crumbling transportation infrastructure. We're building schools, libraries, new local venues and mixed-use & hospitality facilities. Together with our successful partners we will rebuild America!

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