Laborers National HQ Ignores Carpenters Union Picketers

liuna-power-as-ifUnion Hypocrisy Sparks Pickets — Union HQ renovation given to builder not employing union workers

Hiring a company under fire from a major union ally seems at odds with LIUNA’s message of solidarity.

The Washington Free Beacon reached out to LIUNA to see if they were aware of the labor dispute or had put into place prevailing wage provisions to ensure that Davis’ non-union workers are paid higher wages. Union officials did not respond.

“LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees,” it says on its site. “A half-million strong, we are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits, and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.”

LIUNA is not the first union to award Davis lucrative construction contracts. The company has handled major renovations for SEIU, the American Federation of Teachers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and even the Carpenters union that is now picketing work sites. … (click here to read full story at the Washington Free Beacon)