Union Brothers and Sisters,
Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2023) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North American (LIUNA), is retiring effective April 30 after serving as General President for almost 24 years.
LIUNA has been O’Sullivan’s life’s work and his commitment has always been rooted in his devotion to the cause, purpose, and mission of the Labor movement. “There has been no higher honor or privilege than to represent, defend, and fight for the strong, proud, and united men and women of LIUNA,” O’Sullivan said. “Each and every day I have served as General President, I have been awed by the power of this union to lift the burdens, struggle, and strife of those who are fighting for a foothold in the middle class.”
With these changes, the LIUNA General Executive Board unanimously elected Brent Booker as the new General President and Michael F. Sabitoni as LIUNA’s new General Secretary-Treasurer.
Booker is a third generation laborer, a LIUNA Vice President and former Secretary-Treasurer of North America’s Building Trades Unions. Booker said he is humbled to be the next General President of LIUNA. “The strength of LIUNA rests on the foundation built by generations who came before us,” Booker said. “Terry O’Sullivan strove to leave LIUNA better than how he found it. He succeeded, far surpassing the bar he set for himself as a fierce warrior for laborers and the working-class. It is both an honor and a formidable challenge to be named to follow Terry.”
During O’Sullivan’s leadership, LIUNA significantly increased resources for organizing and dramatically grew the union’s political action committee, launching it into the ranks of the top five PACs in the U.S with a political presence and power felt across the country.