Laborers Local 483 (LIUNA)
Laborers Local 483 (LIUNA) is a union that helps build and maintain Portland's infrastructure. 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. (Citation to come.)
LIUNA is established in the US and Canada, with over 12 million members, and is responsible for 5% of those countries gross national product. (Citation to come.)
The union recently announced that it backs the Occupy Wall Street | Occupy Together Movement. Soon after, they issued a statement of unity with the Occupy Portland civil action, The Executive Board of Laborers Local 483 announces its united stand with Occupy Portland, made public on Portland Community Media. (Citation to come.)