Laborers

Union Laborers in New York

The Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) formed in 1903 when Samuel Gompers issued a call to all independent laborers' unions across the United States. Known as the International Hod Carriers and Building Laborers' Union, the organization claimed jurisdiction over workers involved in the following types of construction work:

  • Wrecking of buildings
  • Excavation of buildings
  • Digging of trenches, piers, foundations, holes, lagging and sheeting of excavations
  • Concrete installation of floors, foundations or any other (by hand or any other process), signaling, handling of concrete buckets
  • Tending masons and plasterers - mixing, handling all materials, building scaffolding, building of proofing centers, drying of masonry and plaster
  • Tending carpenters
  • Clearing debris from buildings
  • Shoring, underpinning and renovating of old buildings
  • Handling of dimension stones

By 1920, the union had 548 locals and a total membership of 96,143. During its early years, LiUNA was known for its racial and ethnic inclusion in a time when many other unions were divided along racial and ethnic lines By 1929, the union had almost 100,000 members. However, that number dropped considerably during the years of depression in the 1930s. In addition, wages began to decline.

In the 1960s, the union began to develop comprehensive workplace safety and training programs for members. It also changed its name in 1965 to Laborers International Union of North America, reflecting the success of its efforts to include more building and construction trades within its ranks. In 2006, the union allocated more funds than any other union to organizing efforts. Partly because of these efforts, the union had around 632,000 members in 2010.

Laborers' Locals

Our New York law firm is proud to represent members of the Laborers' locals listed here.

For local union contact information, visit our Laborers' Local Unions page

  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 10
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 79
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 1000
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 1010
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 1018
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 1042
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 108
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 1261
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 1298
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 1358
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 147
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 157
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 17
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 186
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 190
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 18A
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 20
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 210
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 235
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 255
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 279
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 29
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 322
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 35
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 435
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 589
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 60
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 601
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 621
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 633
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 66
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 6A
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 7
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 731
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 754
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 78
  • Laborers' International Union of North America Local Union 91

Call Our Construction Accident Attorneys if You Were Injured

Union members work on all types of construction projects, and suffer a wide range of on-the-job injuries as a result. If you are a member of the laborers' union and have been injured, or if your union family member died as a result of a workplace injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the New York City construction lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy at 212-736-5300 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. learn about your rights and options from one of our experienced construction accident lawyers.