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LiUNA Local 405 Celebrates 100 Years

February 8, 2018

By Stephanie West

Rochester, Minnesota – LIUNA Local 405 is celebrating a 100 year anniversary. The union was chartered on February 9, 1918. For 100 years the members and signatory union contractors helped build and maintain the Southeastern part of Minnesota with quality and pride.
From transportation and utility work to better schools and medical facilities, LIUNA Local 405 has played a major role as a long-standing community partner. Throughout the years, this important labor organization has provided its members with healthcare, retirement pensions and good wages.

“Friday, February 9 isn’t just another day on the calendar,” said LiUNA Local 405 Business Manager Dave Borst. “It’s a day to celebrate a century of making Rochester and the southeastern part of this state better. We have built so much more than roads and bridges. We have built long lasting partnerships that remain strong to this day.”

At the 100-year mark, LiUNA Local 405 is as strong as it’s ever been. With 820 members residing in Rochester and SE Minnesota, union membership is the largest it has been in a decade. As one of the oldest organized labor groups in the area, LIUNA Local 405 has a rich history that goes beyond building projects. The  organization has impacted on generations of family members. For 100 years this union has consistently been an important community partner.

*** Laborers Local 405 is an affiliate of the Laborers International Union of North America, LiUNA.

February 8, 2018

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