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

Breaking Barriers: Cindy Costantino’s Inspiring Journey in Construction

By LIUNA Staff | March 5, 2024

In celebration of Women in Construction Week 2024, we are honored to spotlight an incredible woman who defied norms and blazed a trail in the construction industry. Meet Cindy Costantino, a proud member of LIUNA Local 1329. Cindy’s story is one of triumph over adversity. At the age of 18, she stepped into a male-dominated

MLDC Statement on Governor Whitmer’s 2024 State of the State Address

By LIUNA Staff | January 25, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her sixth State of the State address last night from the Capitol. She highlighted many of the pro-worker policies enacted in 2023, which included restoring collective bargaining rights, reinstating Prevailing Wage, repealing the Pension Tax, and making it easier to build renewable energy projects. In response, Michigan Laborers District Council Business

Celebrating 2 Million Safe Man Hours at Ultium Cells III

By LIUNA Staff | January 16, 2024

LANSING – The Michigan Laborers’ District Council (MLDC) is celebrating the trade workers at the Ultium Cells III facility (U3) in Lansing who have officially completed two million work hours. The significant milestone is a result of the dedication and skills of over 1,000 trade workers, including 160 members of the Laborers’ International Union of

Michigan Laborers’ Scholarship Fund Golf Outing Raises Funds for Scholarships

By Sidney Gullicksen | October 18, 2023

The 5th Annual Scholarship Fund Golf Outing in support of scholarships for Michigan Laborers’ and their families was held on September 21 at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Michigan. The event had 160 golfers in attendance and raised $193,450 for the scholarship fund. The teams and sponsors were made up of numerous organizations, including

Important Change to the Administration of Michigan Laborers’ Benefits

By LIUNA Staff | 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