The New York State Laborers' Union represents over 40,000 members employed in the construction industry and other fields throughout the state.
Our members are organized into more than 36 local unions and 5 district councils. We are a proud affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).
On August 24, 2013 LiUNA members, including over 100 from Local 79 who arrived by bus from New York City, converged on our nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march, which was one of the largest rallies in America, is most remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and was also the catalyst for passing the 1963 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.