LIUNA LOCAL 561 WORKERS ARE WELL TRAINED, SKILLED AND PRODUCTIVE

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From Pay To Training To Retirement, LIUNA Members Live Better

LIUNA Local 561-Evansville currently represents 1,200 members who work in the construction industry in the Evansville, Indiana area.

LIUNA Local 561-Evansville is an affiliate of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – the most progressive, aggressive, and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees. LIUNA members earn a family-supporting pay, good benefits, and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.

LIUNA-Evansville has one of the best continuing FREE education systems in the world.

classLIUNA-Evansville  members have access to the best continuing education program in North America. And it’s free! LIUNA training includes more than 50 different courses, opening the door to new opportunity and advancement; providing valuable learning skills such as hazardous materials remediation, remote tunnels, concrete work, and a wide range of other building construction skills. Training helps employers compete with higher productivity and quality, and helps workers earn more and work more safely. Find out more from the Indiana Laborers’ Training Trust Fund.  With dozens of courses that open that door to new opportunities and provides members with valuable skills. Classes are available in every statin the U. S. and every Province in Canada.
LIUNA Members Are Safer On The Job

Members are empowered with the ability to speak out about workplace hazards .

Members are provided with training in order to recognize potential hazards.

A recent study found that the construction fatality rate in states with high union membership is half that of states with lower union membership.

LIUNA workers have an advantage when it comes to HEALTHCARE and RETIREMENT

85% of LIUNA workers have health care insurance which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drugs compared to the 54% of non-union workers.

76% of LIUNA workers have a guaranteed defined-benefit pension plan while only 16% of non-union workers have a pension plan.

Resources:

  1. BLS, Union Members 2014
  2. Engineering New Record Q3 2014 Cost Report
  3. BLS, Union Members 2014
  4. Right-to-Work Laws and Fatalities in Construction
  5. BLS, National Compensation Survey, Healthcare benefits: Access, participation, and take-up
  6. BLS, National Compensation Survey, Retirement benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates

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