Retired LiUNA and Long Service Members

Our Job Isn't Done...

It is our retirees and long standing members who fought and endured to secure the working conditions we currently work in. It is through the solidarity that these workers demanded industry standard wages, benefits, holiday pay, overtime and the terms and conditions that now compose the terms to which our members work under.

Our retirees and long standing members have the most important role in our Union. Their role now is to be the VOICE for the history movement to ensure that workers today understand how things once were and how we must continue to work together to ensure that workers rights continue to be the number one priority.

Our retirees and long standing members continue to have a VOICE in our Union. We look to these workers to provide experience, knowledge and inspiration.

So while our retired members and long standing members are no longer working in their respective field, their most important work is not over!
Are you a retired member of LiUNA and looking to join your Local's Retiree Club?

Retiree Council International Representative
Western Canada Subregion


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.