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’ 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

Work Began on New Gordie Howe International Bridge

By LIUNA Staff | February 18, 2019

Construction will commence soon on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. Beginning next week, work crews will began site preparation work on the $5.4 billion bridge to Canada. Members of the Laborers Union are excited to build and be apart of the historic piece of infrastructure that will define the skyline and commerce of Detroit

LiUNA Training 2019 Course Schedule Now Available

By LIUNA Staff | February 18, 2019

The Michigan Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Institute 2019 Course Schedule has been published. The schedule can be found on their website. If you, or a Member, that you know needs to enroll in a training course, contact your Local Union to do so.

UNION MADE – Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit opening

By LIUNA Staff | February 11, 2019

Members of the Michigan Laborers Union are proud to see the Shinola Hotel hold it’s grand opening today after 13 months of construction.

Laborers reach contract agreement with MITA

By LIUNA Staff | October 8, 2018

Laborers reach contract agreement with MITAFor Immediate Release October 3, 2018 Today the Michigan Laborers District Council (LiUNA), and it’s seven affiliated Local Unions, announced the signing of a new contract with the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association (MITA). The six-year agreement covers Laborers that work on road projects for Union contractors affiliated with MITA. The

Michigan LiUNA Statement on Line 5 Tunnel Agreement

By LIUNA Staff | October 3, 2018

For Immediate Release October 3, 2018 The Michigan Laborers Union applauds today’s news of an agreement between the State of Michigan and Enbridge to remove Line 5 from the Straits of Mackinac and place it in a new underground tunnel. The following quote may be attributed to Geno Alessandrini, Business Manager of the Laborers District