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2001 - Present

Over a Century

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2001

The commitment to organizing is strengthened further with a $9 million dollar investment to hire 90 more organizers, and by organizing grants to local unions, district councils and regions. Membership reaches 818,000.

2002

More than 3,000 Laborers work 12-hour days to clean up Ground Zero, the site of terrorist attacks in New York City. The cleanup is completed three months ahead of schedule and under budget.

A construction charter school opens in Cranston, R.I. The innovative project offers high schoolers the opportunity to earn diplomas while learning the construction craft, and then attend college or begin a Laborers apprenticeship. As the driving force behind the school, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand Sabatoni is named one of the “top newsmakers of 2002″ by Engineering News Record, the leading industry publication.

2003

Laborers’ International Union of North America celebrate their 100th Anniversary

2004

In June of 2004 the LIUNA made a move to merge three Southern California Locals. Overnight Local 220 became one of the largest geographic locals in Southern California covering Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.