Laborers reach contract agreement with MITA
For Immediate Release
October 3, 2018
Contact: Jonathan Byrd – (517) 993 8659 – Jbyrd@Mi-Laborers.Org
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 agreement amounts to a $9.50 wage increase over six years and makes changes to overtime
language, so workers receive time and a half after the first ten hours worked every day. Under the new,
agreement wages will increase on June 1 of each year by $1 in 2019, $2 in 2020, $2 in 2021, $1 in 2023,
and $1.50 in 2024 for all wage classifications.
“This contract is a big win for the Laborers Union and will result in a substantial increase in our Members
paycheck. Our Members work hard everyday building Michigan’s infrastructure and this increase will
help maintain a standard of living that they deserve.” Said Geno Alessandrini Sr, Business Manager of
the Michigan Laborers Union.
This agreement between LiUNA and MITA marks nearly 70 years working together to build roads and
bridge for Michigan residents.
The Michigan Laborers Union was established in 1948 and represents over 13,000 men and women who
build our State’s roads, bridges, buildings, and energy infrastructure.