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W. Vernie Reed Scholarship

2024 Scholarship Information

In 1981 the W. Vernie Reed Scholarship Fund was established as a living memorial to the late W. Vernie Reed, General Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, who represented our Northwest Region. Since that time, the scholarship fund has awarded over 500 scholarships, totaling over $1 million dollars, to our members, their children and grandchildren from various Local Unions throughout the Region. We should all take great pride that we have established such a fund in memory of one of

LIUNA's past leaders, who fought so hard for every LIUNA member, Local Union and District Council.

Through the generosity of Brother Reed’s friends and associates, a self perpetuating fund will provide a program of yearly scholarships to assist eligible worthy students in furthering their four (4) year undergraduate education. The first award was made in the Spring of 1981. Scholarships are usually awarded before July.


For 2024:

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce it will be awarding the following scholarships:

One $9,000 scholarship,Pamela Reed winner

Twenty-two (22) $4,500 Local Union scholarships

Six (6) $4.500 scholarships for the District Councils and Western Canada Subregional Office

Up to thirty-two (10) $3,500, At-Large scholarships

Just like last year, if no application or qualified applicant is received from a Local Union, that Local Union’s $4,500 scholarship will be available to another Local Union.

Please note – ONLY original applications will be accepted. Fax and photocopies are no longer accepted.

Please note – The applications will request an email address for all applicants.



LABORERS RISING is a local union membership engagement initiative that will move members to get involved in their Union. By creating a base of member activists, we can build power for our LIUNA families, our communities, and our Union! The foundation for the program is laborer to laborer conversations while harnessing our members power to build solidarity. With the help of our members and their families, we can be successful with all kinds of challenges and opportunities in the future.



 On behalf of your Colorado Team, we would like to thank our members and their families for making our 2023 Labor Day BBQ a great success!We value our LIUNA families, and we know that with your participation, we will continue to build the power of LIUNA!

Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America


Building Trades National Medical Screening Program

The Building Trades National Medical Screening program is designed to identify health problems caused by hazardous substances that workers may have been exposed to while working on a Department of Energy site.

During this Program, you will complete a work history interview and a limited medical screening examination to identify risk factors for diseases that might develop in the future. We will also provide you with information on the risks and how to reduce them.

This Program is entirely voluntary and without cost to you. You will not be compensated for your participation. However, you may benefit in increased knowledge about your personal health. Your participation may also benefit future workers by helping to identify trends in groupings of information that may be important to their health and well-being. This Program is funded for a limited time. We cannot assure that it will be continued in the future, or that there will be another program to take its place.


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  A Message From Your Colorado Team

Thinking of our members and their families. Take care and be safe.