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

US Labor Secretary Walsh visits LIUNA training center in Perry

By LIUNA Staff | 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

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