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

Finding Common Ground in the Line 5 Debate

By LIUNA Staff | March 18, 2021

Line 5 provides essential energy to Michiganders all across the state, not just “up north” as many people think. Line 5 means heat for our homes and businesses and also jobs for our workers. That’s why Line 5 and the Great Lakes Tunnel project continue to be backed by both business and labor. LIUNA Local

LIUNA Michigan Recognizes Women In Construction Week 2021

By LIUNA Staff | March 3, 2021

LANSING, Michigan March 3, 2021 – Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Michigan will recognize Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 7-13, 2021. The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. “LIUNA Michigan recognizes many outstanding women and their contributions to the construction industry,” said

Guest Column: Michigan Labor Unions Back Line 5, the Great Lakes Tunnel

By LIUNA Staff | December 10, 2020

By: Geno Alessandrini, Business Manager, Michigan Laborers December 2, 2020 There’s a lot more that unites us than divides us.  Republicans.  Democrats.  Independents.  We all want the opportunity to work a good job and earn a fair wage.  Each of us wants to provide for our families. That’s why Michigan Laborers – and union workers

Statement from Michigan Laborers Business Manager on Governor’s Move to Shut Down Line 5

By LIUNA Staff | November 13, 2020

“Shutting down Line 5 would hurt workers and it would hurt families. Labor and business, Republicans and Democrats, we all support the Great Lakes Tunnel because it creates and protects jobs and affordable energy. Today’s move will kill jobs and increase fuel costs. That’s the last thing Michigan needs as we work to overcome the

Michigan Laborers Statement Mourning Two Union Members’ Deaths

By LIUNA Staff | November 9, 2020

Lansing, Mich – The Michigan Laborers District Council mourns the loss of two Laborers Union members, Nicholas Andres Sada and Davyon Desmond Aereailes Rose, who were struck and killed by a motorist early Saturday morning in Ypsilanti Township. Sada was a 23-year-old with Laborers Local 1191 from Lansing and Rose was a 23-year-old with Laborers

Michigan Laborers Statement on Biden Endorsement

By LIUNA Staff | September 24, 2020

After discussions with our leaders and conducting a poll of our members, the General Executive Board of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) endorsed Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris for President and Vice President of the United States of America. The Michigan Laborers are willing to work with and support

MLTAI Organizes Disaster Relief Efforts After Midland and Sanford Floods 

By LIUNA Staff | June 11, 2020

MLTAI recently participated in a disaster relief effort in Sanford Michigan. During the Memorial holiday weekend, MLTAI Training Director Lynn Coleman organized a volunteer group in response to the failed dams and the flood damage that followed in the area. With 60 different LiUNA members, training staff, contractor partners, friends, family, volunteers and apprentices, they

Michigan Laborers Help Rebuild Sanford War Memorial After Flood

By LIUNA Staff | June 10, 2020

The Michigan Laborers and Michigan Laborers Training and Apprentice Institute were proud to present the Burgess Family with a $5,000 check that will go towards rebuilding the Veterans War Memorial that was destroyed in the Sanford flood. The memorial was dedicated to veterans and lance corporal Ryan Burgess who was killed in Iraq. To make

Statement from Michigan LiUNA

By LIUNA Staff | June 1, 2020

“As protests have focused attention upon racial justice for the Black community, the Michigan Laborers stand with all those who are working to achieve a racially just society, and against all those who perpetuate and uphold racism, hatred, bigotry and violence. We share the sentiments expressed by our members in their calls for justice, and