Laborers Local 483 (LIUNA)

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LIUNA [1] is a union that builds and maintains the infrastructure of Portland. This ranges from roads to waste water treatment to public facilities and more. Most of the members are in construction-based industry.

The union was founded, when workers overcame adverse circumstances that included "... hostility, threats and violence..." to form in solidarity of voice to be heard.

LIUNA is established in the US and Canada, with over 12 million members, and is responsible for 5% of those countries gross national product.

The union recently announced that it backs the Occupy Wall Street | Occupy Together Movement [1]. Soon after, they issued a statement of unity with the Occupy Portland civil action, [[The Executive Board of Laborer's Local 483 announces it's united stand with Occupy Portland}], which was first made public on the Portland Community Media Channel program, [TV Set]] with Jim Wrathall.
  1. [Laborer's Local _483 Executive Board, LIUNA 483 Municipal Employees http://www.liuna.org/SitePanelbar/Media.aspx ]