Together we are an army that is 4,500 members strong throughout our local and half a million strong internationally.

When you carry a LiUNA Local 773 membership card, you are part of one of the most progressive and diverse locals in the International Union. From building cities, roads, waterways, and railroads to nurses, bus drivers, factory workers, policemen, dispatchers, firemen, teacher’s aids, grounds keepers, maintenance workers, school and hospital cooks and custodians, as well as state, county and city government workers.

We make our voices heard at the State Capitals of Illinois, Missouri and nationwide. Our members push for legislation to support what we stand for and what we fight for. LiUNA members protect our rights for good jobs and fair pay, including fighting against the so called “Right to Work” laws, defending the family-supporting Davis-Bacon Act and infrastructure projects that create good jobs.
Each and every day we are on the frontlines fighting for:
Health and safety protections
The freedom to join together in a union
Enforcing collective bargaining rights
Access to health care
A dignified retirement
Fair international trade
Protection against discrimination

Why LIUNA?

  • From pay to training to retirement, LIUNA members live better.

  • Men and women working in the construction industry see the difference a union makes in every paycheck. The average wage for a union-represented construction worker is $20.60, compared with $13.30 for a construction worker without a union, according to the Current Population Survey. 

  • In the Local 773 jurisdiction, the advantage is even greater. For example, a heavy-highway LIUNA worker averages $26.83 an hour in wages and benefits, compared to $13.72 for heavy-highway workers not in a union according to Engineering News Record’s Construction Economics Department. 

  • Joining together in a union helps neutralize pay discrimination. The most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that union construction workers who are women enjoy a 70 percent pay advantage. Hispanics enjoy a 64 percent pay advantage, and for all other minorities the advantage is 42 percent. 

  • LIUNA has one of the best continuing education systems in the world—and it’s free. This training—more than 50 different courses—opens the doors to new opportunities by providing members with the skills employers need. Classes are available in every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada. 

  • LIUNA helps keep members safer by empowering workers with the ability to speak out about workplace hazards, and by providing training that helps workers recognize potential hazards.

  • When it comes to healthcare and retirement, construction workers with a union have the advantage. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 82 percent of union construction workers have health insurance compared to only 46 percent of non-union construction workers.

  • The Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration reports that while only 35 percent of non-union construction workers have a pension plan, 77 percent of union construction workers have a pension plan.

  • Public service workers find a strong collective voice through LIUNA, with bargaining rights, better pay and working conditions.