We are the men and women who do the hard, dangerous and sometimes dirty work of building and servicing communities throughout North America. LIUNA members are at the forefront of the construction, service and energy industries. United through collective bargaining our members earn family-supporting pay, good benefits, with the opportunity for advancement.

Members of LiUNA are experienced Construction Craft Labourers that rely on a diverse set of skills, performed on a wide variety of job sites. LiUNA members build roads, bridges, tunnels, transit and energy systems as well as work on demolition and renovation projects. Members assist in the construction and maintenance of power plants and substations, dig trenches for lines, and repair roads after line installation, and build supporting infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines. Members are skilled in construction (industrial, commercial and institutional), roadway construction, pipelaying, utilities, tunneling, drilling and blasting, slope stabilization, demolition and shoring, mine development, dock and shipyard, site preparation, erosion control, hoisting and rigging, OSHA safety, permit-required confined space, rough terrain forklift operation, trenching and excavation safety, erecting turbines, and solar panel installation.

LIUNA is also one of the most diverse and effective unions. We not only provide representation in the construction sector, we also assist our members working in healthcare, manufacturing and production and service sectors.

Join as a Skilled Labourer

Construction labourers perform a wide range of physically demanding tasks involving building and highway construction, tunnel and shaft excavation, hazardous waste removal, environmental remediation, and demolition.

As construction work becomes more dependent on the use of complex equipment and machinery and a broader selection of materials and techniques, the construction craft labourer is increasingly expected to have enhanced competencies in using, managing, and understanding resources, information, and technology. They also need to have basic communication, comprehension, and interpersonal skills. They are one of the first crafts on the job and the last craft to leave the job.

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Join as an Apprentice

About 90% of apprenticeship training is provided by employers in the workplace. The remainder involves classroom instruction and theory, which is provided at each Local’s Training Centre. Apprentices from LIUNA training are considered by employers to be among the most productive, conscientious, qualified and safety-oriented individuals in the industry. Whether it’s in the workplace or in the classroom, the skills apprentices gain lead to challenging, rewarding and profitable jobs in an industry that provides tremendous opportunities. Providing hands-on training for people who enjoy learning by doing.

LiUNA apprentices:

1. Are paid while gaining work experience
2. Receive wage increases as level of skill increases
3. Do not pay for their education

Those who can demonstrate construction skills may be initiated without having to participate in the apprenticeship program.

Contact the affiliated LiUNA Local closest to you, for more information on joining LIUNA. 

Join as a Service or Healthcare Worker

LiUNA's membership is one of the most diverse in the country. Not all our members are construction craft workers.

We have members who work in;

  • Health care
  • Security
  • Recycling
  • Parking lot
  • Funeral homes
  • Crematoriums
  • Cemeteries
  • Manufacturing
  • Production
  • Janitorial

See how we can work with you to bring the LiUNA advantages to your workplace.

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Coronavirus Preparation and Response Fact Sheet - Updated March 20, 2020

The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America has developed a fact sheet in response to several questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CLICK here for the Coronavirus FACT SHEET. Last updated March 20, 2020

Coronavirus & COVID-19: Preparation and Response

First known as the novel coronavirus, the virus now referred to as COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the number of cases in the U.S. and Canada continues to rise. It’s now critical that everyone does their part to limit the spread of the virus, as people without symptoms or with mild symptoms can still spread the virus to others.

Risk in the U.S. and Canada

Current risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. and Canada varies by community based on the extent of the outbreak and the success of mitigation efforts. About half the people diagnosed with COVID-19 have already recovered. It’s estimated over 80 percent of those infected will experience only mild symptoms.

However, even people at low risk for serious health complications should take steps to protect groups who would be at higher risk if they got the virus.

Risk for more serious health effects is highest among:

Older adults (age 60 and up)
People with underlying health conditions (e.g., heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer)
People with weakened immune systems
The majority of deaths caused by COVID-19 have occurred among people falling into at least one of these higher risk categories.

Transmission & Diagnosis

Transmission: spread primarily through airborne respiratory droplets during coughing and sneezing, but can also be spread through regular breathing. Being in close proximity (less than six feet) to an infected person, especially in enclosed spaces, can result in transmission. Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands, or touching an object with the virus on it, followed by touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands can spread the virus.

Diagnosis: If you suspect you have COVID-19, call your healthcare provider. A lab test may be performed and sent to the CDC.