Time spent in a classroom is more than just learning rote facts, it represents an investment in one’s future. Such is the message of a pipeline safety training overview published by LiUNA Local 92. As the video shows, a chance to work on pipelines is never just a temporary job. Pipeline work is a career, and for some, a second chance at achieving a better future.
The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) is one of many unions that has partnered with Energy Transfer Partners to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline. With local chapters spread across the Midwest and the rest of North America, LiUNA has been instrumental in bringing critical infrastructure projects into fruition.
With LiUNA’s multi-week programs, pipeline workers, both new and old, can learn to hone essential skills and learn from each other’s experiences. These sessions provide opportunities for local labor members to benefit from the construction opportunities taking place in their regions. Much like Local 92 engaged locals in Canada, similar trainings in the Midwest engage men and women across Iowa, Illinois, and the Dakotas.
LiUNA has previously published a video specific to Dakota Access and the benefits that the pipeline will generate. You can view the video here.