LIUNA Local 1249

LIUNA Local 1249, Chartered in 1968, represents Public Employees across Southeastern Massachusetts.

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COVID-19

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, Executive Board Meetings have been held via video conferencing the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM (exceptions are noted on the 2021 Meeting Schedule sent to all members), with Regular (member) Meetings being held after the E-Board meetings; for security reasons, members must request to be added to that meeting and have access to it via an individual invite (contact the Business Manager or President). Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated; should you have any questions, we ask that you please contact the Business Manager, President or another E-Board member.

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Apr
22
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Feb
23
‘Congress Believes Robbery is Easy When No One is Looking’

Statement of Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA, on Congressional Deliberation Affecting Multiemployer Pension Plans

Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2014) - Congressional negotiators are said to be considering a drastic increase on insurance premiums paid by multiemployer pension plans to the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, potentially devastating many plans and threatening the hard-earned retirement benefits of millions of retirees. Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today regarding Congress and its process for considering the proposal:

Congress apparently...


Feb
23
“Emergency Bridge Repair Team” Rolls Through Ohio, Highlighting Unsafe Bridges and Urging House Speaker Boehner to Lead Adoption of Bi-Partisan Senate Highway Bill

“Emergency Bridge Repair Team” Rolls Through Ohio, Highlighting Unsafe Bridges and Urging House Speaker Boehner to Lead Adoption of Bi-Partisan Senate Highway Bill

As Deadline Looms, Truck Carries Giant Roll of Duct Tape to Symbolize House Speaker’s Approach to America’s Bridge Crisis; Amplifies “Russian Roulette” Radio Spots and “How to Survive a Collapsed Bridge” Direct Mail

Cincinnati, OH (March 21, 2012) – LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America –today launched a multi-city media tour in U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s home state of Ohio, highlighting the safety crisis of America’s road...


Feb
22
“New Congress Could Surprise Voters”

Statement of LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan

Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2014) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on the results of the mid-term elections:

While there were some surprises last night, hopefully the biggest surprise will be that Congress finally does its job and works in a bipartisan way to make America better.

Congress has the opportunity to work together to end six agonizing years of polarization and gridlock by moving forward on key pieces of legislation. Congress could secure energy independence and unlock hundreds of thousands o...


Feb
21
“Senate Democrats Assault on the Working Class”

Statement of Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA,

On U.S. Senate Vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2014) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today on the U.S. Senate vote regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline:

Today’s failure of the U.S. Senate to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline is a vote against all construction workers, a vote to keep good, middle-class jobs locked out of reach and a vote to continue to rely on nations that hate America for our energy.

As the White House politicized the construction of the pipeline, 41 ...


Feb
18
18th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

Eighteen years after the attacks on September 11, we remember and mourn those lost in the vicious and cowardly assault on our nation. We must never let the tragic events of that day be forgotten.

We also honor the heroes, including many LIUNA members, who responded to, cleaned-up, and later rebuilt the World Trade Center and constructed the Flight 93 Memorial. This year, these brave men and women, many of whom suffer from debilitating health issues from exposure to hazardous materials in the aftermath, were finally granted the support they both deserve and urgently need with the permanent extension of the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund.

On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand ...


Sep
10
19th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2020) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

It was 19 years ago today, on September 11, that terrorists attacked our nation in a vicious and cowardly assault, killing nearly 3,000 men and women. We will never forget the tragic events of that day or the victims and the families of those who perished. Likewise, we will always remember and honor the heroes — those who responded, cleaned up and rebuilt the World Trade Center and our Pentagon. While many fled, they raced toward the disaster, risked their lives and many suffered debi...


Mar
24
50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March

Washington, DC (March 25, 2015) - Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) General President Terry O’Sullivan today made the following statement regarding the 50th Anniversary of the conclusion of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March:

Fifty years ago today, a weary but proud nonviolent army of civil rights activists took their last steps in a 54-mile march for voting rights, pushing our nation one step closer to fulfilling its promise of equal justice for all. Led by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, these heroic Americans put their lives on the line to call attention to the ongoing denial of our most fundamental right: the right to vote. Three laid down t...


Sep
10
9/11 Heroes Now Rebuilding World Trade Center Tell Their Stories

Video Series Highlights Workers Who Responded on 9/11

Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2013) – On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, LIUNA has released a video series featuring seven LIUNA members who participated in the 9/11 response and are now rebuilding the World Trade Center. The videos honor those who were lost and celebrate the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.

In the videos LIUNA members reflect on 9/11 and their pride in rebuilding:

“I saw the second plane hit. A lot of people we worked with lost family members. It means a lot to be here. We are not going to let what happened affect us,” said LIUNA member Michael Saich.

Watch: Renewing Lives—Rebuilding the W...


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LIUNA Local 1249 represents Public Employees across Southeastern Massachusetts. Local 1249 was chartered August 26, 1968 in Falmouth, Massachusetts and consists of Public Employees from the South Shore & Cape Cod, with the 400 members being made up of various bargaining groups from the Towns of Acushnet, Bourne, Dartmouth, Dennis, Falmouth, Mashpee, Nantucket, Truro & Wareham.

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Members in Action

Olive & the late Norm Thayer

Olive & the late Norm Thayer, who was involved with LIUNA for over 47 years!

Mike Gratis

Business Manager & Secretary-Treasurer Mike Gratis at the 2019 LIUNA Leadership Conference.

John Thompson

Natural Resources Officer John Thompson working on a maintenance project.

Lynn Waterman, Mike Gratis

Lynn Waterman, Mike Gratis, the late Jack Paczosa & Ann Gutterson in Chicago.

District Council meeting

Union Members enjoying a barbecue at our District Council meeting.

Donny Hatch, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand Sabitoni & Mike Gratis.

Donny Hatch, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand Sabitoni & Mike Gratis.

Members listen to LIUNA General President Terry O.

Hundreds of Members listen to LIUNA General President Terry O.

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