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

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

Michigan Laborers’ Inaugural Apprentice of the Year Award

By LIUNA Staff | May 27, 2020

The Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute (MLTAI) is inviting nominations for its inaugural Apprentice of the Year Award. The award is a formal recognition of a Michigan Laborer that is currently enrolled in our apprenticeship program, and who demonstrates excellence on the job and in the classroom. This includes, but is not limited to:

Michigan LiUNA Lowers Health Care Self Payment to $100 in Response to COVID19

By LIUNA Staff | May 7, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID19 Virus outbreak the Trustees of the Michigan Laborers Health Care Fund and the Laborers Metropolitan Health Care Fund have taken action to lower Active Participants Self Payments to $100 a month. The change will help Members that have been effected by the pandemic to better afford healthcare self-payments so

COVID-19 Benefit Change

By LIUNA Staff | May 7, 2020

Re: Michigan Laborers’ Health Care Fund (Fund) COVID -19 (Coronavirus) Temporary Benefit Changes Dear Participants: The Fund has temporarily enhanced your health care benefits to provide the following coverage as it relates to COVID-19: 1.     COVID-19 Test The Fund will cover the cost of medically necessary COVID-19 tests that are prescribed for you and your

National Apprenticeship Week

By LIUNA Staff | November 28, 2019

Michigan Laborers District Council is proud to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, November 11-17, 2019. In partnership with the Michigan Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Institute (MLTAI), we will be communicating the importance of apprenticeship and attending events throughout the week that highlight the benefits to educators, businesses, and communities. An apprenticeship with the Laborers offers an