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Laborers’ Union, Department of Corrections to Expand Partnership

OCTOBER 07, 2019 Blog Image

Laborers’ Union, Department of Corrections to Expand Partnership Training Washington’s formerly incarcerated in the construction craft workforce Kingston, Wash., Nov. 7, 2018 – The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) hosted a discussion with the Department of Corrections (DOC), community educators and leaders from other trades, community and technical colleges, corrections facilities, transportation and construction organizations. The meeting at...

Native American Communities Key to Building Washington

OCTOBER 07, 2019 Blog Image

Native American Communities Key to Building Washington Tribes, unions and government unite for untapped workforce Des Moines, Wash., March 7, 2019 – The Washington State Apprenticeship Training Council Tribal Sub-Committee (WSATSC), tribal and labor leaders and government liaisons gathered at Laborers’ Local 242 to discuss the importance of apprenticeship programs for the employment of Native Americans. With high unemployment, addiction...

DALEC Program Graduates First Class

AUGUST 21, 2019

Laborers’ Local 348 introduces initiative to educate, encourage community Richland, Wash., Aug. 7, 2019 – Laborers’ Local 348 and WorkSource hosted a graduation ceremony for the first DALEC class in the Tri-Cities. The Direct Access to Laborers Education and Careers (DALEC) program provides preparatory construction training to community members. Upon graduating, successful participants get direct entry into the Northwest Laborers’...

Weekly News Update: 8/20 – 8/24

AUGUST 24, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018 Canada: How Hydrogen Could Shake Up Canada’s Energy Sector  While the use of hydrogen is still in its infancy, it’s growing in Canada. The potential is significant for how the most abundant element in the universe could change the country’s transportation, electricity and energy sectors. Toyota will start selling its fuel cell SUV, the Nexo, in 2019. In Canada, the vehicles face the same...

News Advisory: Local 292 Hosts First Contractor Luncheon

AUGUST 23, 2018 Blog Image

NEWS ADVISORY FOR 10 A.M. FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018 Contact: Aubrey Abbott (206) 348-2680 | [email protected] LIUNA Local 292 to Host Contractor Luncheon Washington workforce shortage increases, Laborers’ Union fulfills needs.   Laborers’ Local 292 will be hosting its first contractor luncheon as a way to bring the construction community together and educate their audience on the benefits of being...