Three ways the Michigan Laborers are active in local, state, and federal politics. 

  • Organizing as Members 
  • Educating elected officials about our priorities
  • Donating directly to candidates and causes through the (LPL PAC) Laborers Political League Political Action Committee.

As a Union, we are willing to work with and support any elected official or candidate for office that respects the everyday, hard work of the Michigan Laborers. We endorse candidates (Dem. Rep. Ind. or other) who support our union and our members’ issues and jobs.

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Laborers Municipal Endorsements 2023



Lori Stone for Mayor 

Mai Xong for City Clerk

Angela Rogensues for City Council At Large 
Marie Adkins for City Council  At Large
Jonathan Lafferty City Council District 2
Mindy Moore City Council District 3
Gary Watts City Council District 4
Henry Newnan City Council District 5



Kevin Coleman for Mayor

Mike McDermott for City Council

Andrea Rutkowski for City Council



Aaron Martinez for Mayor

Sujata Raman for City Council

Laura Casey for City Council 

Matt Heintz for City Council


Madison Heights 

Roslyn Grafstein for Mayor

Quinn Wright for City Council 

Sean Fleming for City Council

Important Change to the Administration of Michigan Laborers’ Benefits

By Katie | August 4, 2023

Please click on the letter to read the full update, with Participant Portal Registration Instructions:

LIUNA Michigan Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

By LIUNA Staff | May 20, 2023

The Michigan Laborers District Council scholarship program has been providing scholarships for LIUNA families pursuing higher education goals through any accredited post-secondary institution. This year 35 scholarships, totaling $35,000, were awarded to all valid applicants:

Applications for MI LIUNA scholarships for 2024-2025 open September 1, 2023 and may be found on the Members Page of our website.

LIUNA Signatory Contractor Barton Malow Takes a Proactive Approach to Safety

By LIUNA Staff | January 20, 2023

As LIUNA signatory contractor Barton Malow looked to begin work on a new battery plant in Lansing, Michigan, worker safety and health was top of mind. That’s because the company had recently completed two similar battery plant projects – one in Lordstown, Ohio and the other in Spring Hill, Tennessee – and knew the kind of hazards

Women in Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Readiness Program Applications Now Available

By LIUNA Staff | January 12, 2023

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of the Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP). The WIST ARP is 16+ weeks and will give you a broad overview of the industry, and what it is like as a woman in the industry, and give you exposure to a number of

Michiganders encouraged to explore paid training career opportunities during Michigan Apprenticeship Week

By LIUNA Staff | November 14, 2022

Story by Mike Murray Michigan LEO Michigan ranks fifth nationally in active apprentices, created 10,000 new registered apprenticeship opportunities since 2019 LANSING, Mich. — To highlight the important role registered apprenticeships play in supporting both employers who need skilled talent and Michigan’s workers who gain skills toward rewarding, high-wage and in-demand careers, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has

US Labor Secretary Walsh visits LIUNA training center in Perry

By Katie | November 2, 2022

November 3, 2022 PERRY, Mich — The Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) was proud to welcome Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to our training center in Perry, Michigan, to meet with members and local leaders.  Labor Secretary Walsh discussed efforts to strengthen Michigan workforce development and job training programs and to promote the

Legislative Labor Caucus tours LIUNA Training of Michigan

By LIUNA Staff | October 28, 2021

Perry, MI – LIUNA Training of Michigan gave the Legislative Labor Caucus a tour of its Perry training facility on October 27th, 2021. Representatives had a chance to learn about the diverse work we do and the complex training we provide. The Caucus works to educate members about labor unions and to ensure that the

Tell Congress: Pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment Deal Now!

By LIUNA Staff | June 29, 2021

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The White House and a bipartisan group of Senators and Members of Congress recently agreed to a $1.2 trillion investment in our roads, bridges, transit, and water systems. This is a bold investment that will put food on the table for hundreds of thousands of union members and restore our nation’s

LIUNA International Vice President, Joseph Mancinelli, Testifies in Support of Line 5

By LIUNA Staff | March 18, 2021

Joseph Mancinelli, International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada, Laborers’ International Union of North America, testified in front of the Senate Natural Resources, Energy and Technology joint meeting in support of Line 5 on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. In his testimony, Mancinelli thanked the Committee for the opportunity to present LIUNA’s