Terry O’Sullivan, general president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) will visit St. Louis’s Laborers Local 42 at the local’s regular union meeting on July 26, Local 42 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Brandon Flinn announced.
O’Sullivan’s mantra is “organize or die.” Under his leadership, the union has significantly expanded its efforts in, and commitment to, member activism, capital strategies, grassroots politics, labor-management cooperation, journeyworker upgrade training, apprenticeship and leadership education. Recognizing that labor and management share many of the same concerns and interests, he has built alliances with a wide range of owners, contractors, and business groups.
O’Sullivan and LIUNA have taken leading roles in pushing for comprehensive immigration reform, long-term highway funding, repeal of the ACA’s so-called “Cadillac Tax,” pension reform, fair postal reform, and many other issues of importance to LIUNA members and their families.
O’Sullivan is also an outspoken and unapologetic advocate for a diverse, realistic, all-of-the-above energy policy that meets North America’s energy needs safely and responsibly. He is a staunch and ardent supporter of the critically important, but long-delayed, Keystone XL Pipeline.