Laborers reach contract agreement with Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association

MICHIGAN, (WLUC) - On Thursday, the Michigan Laborers' District Council (LiUNA), and its seven affiliated local unions, announced the signing of a new contract with the Michigan Infrastructure Transportation Association (MITA). The six-year agreement covers laborers that work on road projects for union contractors affiliated with MITA.
The agreement amounts to a $9.50 wage increase over six years and makes changes to overtime language, so workers receive time and a half after the first 10 hours worked every day. Under the new agreement wages will increase on June 1 of each year by $1.00/hour in 2019, $2.00/hour in 2020, $2.00/hour in 2021, $2.00/hour in 2022, $1.00/hour in 2023 and $1.50/hour in 2024 for all wage classifications.
“This contract is a big win for the Laborers Union and will result in a substantial increase in our members' paycheck. Our members work hard every day building Michigan’s infrastructure and this increase will help maintain a standard of living that they deserve,” said Geno Alessandrini Sr, Business Manager of the Michigan Laborers' Union.
This agreement between LiUNA and MITA marks nearly 70 years working together to build roads and bridge for Michigan residents.
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The Michigan Laborers' Union was established in 1948 and represents over 13,000 men and women who build our State’s roads, bridges, buildings and energy infrastructure.