OUR LOCAL UNIONS
Michael F. Sabitoni - Business Manager 401.331.9682
Members of Local 271 are experienced Construction Craft Laborers that rely on a diverse set of skills, performed on a wide variety of jobsites. Our members build roads, bridges, tunnels, transit and energy systems as well as work on demolition and renovation projects. Members also assist in the construction and maintenance of power plants and substations, dig trenches for lines, repair roads after line installation, and build supporting infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines. We are skilled in general construction, concrete placement, roadway construction, site preparation, pipe laying, erosion control, hoisting and rigging, OSHA safety, permit-required confined space, rough terrain forklift operation, trenching and excavation safety, erecting turbines, and solar panel installation.
Ronald R. Coia - Business Manager 401.331.1033
Local Union 1033 represents Public Employees in various state, school and municipal bargaining units around Rhode Island.
Our members plow our streets, maintain our roads and bridges, answer your calls to 911, assist our teachers and take care of our children’s safety on school buses and as they walk to school.
Local 1033 members are your neighbors and friends, school and municipal secretaries, paraprofessionals, teacher and library assistants, as well as police and fire dispatchers.
Karen Hazard - Business Manager 401.331.8080
Local Union 808 was founded on March 10, 1986 in Providence, Rhode Island under the leadership of former LIUNA International Representative and Business Manager of Local 1033, Joseph Virgilio. Local 808 began with just 250 members and shared staff with Local 1033. From it's inception Local 808 has endeavored to build a solid reputation of effective leadership. We have given a voice to public employees who carry out the day to day activities of our local and municipal government entities and who keep those essential departments working smoothly to service our ultimate employer, the taxpayer.
Arthur Jordan - Business Manager
Local 1322 began with Public Service members from the Department of Public Works in Cranston, RI. in the 1980's. Today, the local has expanded to serve several communities, private water service and healthcare companies, including nursing homes and the VA Hospital.
Communities served include Exeter, Foster-Gloster, Burillville, Cranston and Westerly. Our members serve the public good as water commission employees, school bus drivers, public works employees, CNA's, parking garage employees and tradesmen.
Lawrence Coppolla - Business Manager 401.230.4764
Local 1217 represent a large number of housing authority workers in Rhode Island, including one of the largest, the Providence Housing Authority. The members at these housing authorities consist of maintenance workers and clerical staff, we also represent, for the town of Smithfield, Department of Public Works, Town Hall clerical staff, Police civilian workers, and the Smithfield school and recreation maintenance staff.
Frank Pontarelli, President 401.751.6565
The Rhode Island Laborers' Reiree Council was formed to give our retired union activists a voice within the Rhode Island Laborers' District Council and also within the Laborers' International Union of North America which has a large and active retiree membership.
Michael F. Sabitoni, Business Manager 751.6565
Local 711 is the latest addition to the Rhode Island Laborers' District Council. After a long, hard fight for representation the Table Game Dealers at Twin Rivers Casino chose LIUNA to best represent them.