As a member, you will be represented on the job by your Local Union. Your Local Union Business Manager shoulders this responsibility, in many cases with the assistance of one or more Field Representatives. In addition, your Business Manager may appoint stewards to provide day-to-day representation on the job site. Business Managers are selected by you—the union member—as are the other officers of your Local Union Executive Board. Your Local Union protects you in many ways, such as:
Enforces rights under the collective bargaining agreement.
Assists members in finding employment through its referral service or hiring hall.
Provides apprenticeship and training programs, offering members the opportunity to develop and improve skills needed to obtain—and to retain—employment in an ever more complex and demanding working environment.
Enforces legal rights, such as those extended to workers under the National Labor Relations Act.
Promotes job site safety as guaranteed under OSHA.
Protects against discrimination in employment by enforcing both contract rights and legal rights such as those found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
In addition to offering the North Central Illinois Laborers' Health & Welfare Fund, the Pension Welfare and Annuity Fund, the Northern Illinois Annuity Fund, and access to the Midwest Region Laborers' Health and Safety Fund, the LIUNA Midwest Region offer several voluntary programs that are available to members and their families. The programs provide choice to the members to build a benefits package that meets individual needs. See the available programs here.
Local 393 has been involved with D.A.D.S Day (Dollars against Diabetes) every year on the Saturday before Fathers Day. Additionally, we host an annual fish fry on the first Friday in November to raise money for families in need. The money collected is used to purchase food baskets and toys for children.
Recently, Local 393 started the John Knudson Veterans Assistance Fund which raises money to help local Veterans in need.