We Are

LIUNA Local 189 was chartered on September 8, 1933, and represents hundreds of the men and women in Central Kentucky who do the hard, dangerous and dirty work of building America. LIUNA members are on the forefront of the construction industry ­ a sector that is a powerhouse of:

International Headquarters based in Washington, DC chartered over 120 years ago on April 13, 1903, and is positioned one block from the White House.

Local 189 is an affiliate of LIUNA the Laborers’ International Union of North America the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers. LIUNA is one of the most diverse and effective unions in America.

LIUNA members are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.

In government, through the power of our members and allies, on jobsites, through our unity and the strength of our collective bargaining agreements, and in communities, through our activism, friends and families 

Everyone who works deserves 

  • a fair wage
  • health and safety protections
  • the right to safe working conditions
  • respect, and the freedom to join together in a union
  • access to health care and a dignified retirement

We owe it to the working people

  • to fight for collective bargaining rights
  • to defend family-supporting laws such as the U.S. Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Act
  • to build a modern infrastructure that keeps our countries competitive and creates good jobs
  • to strive for a sound pension system and national health care policy
  • to stand up for laws that acknowledge the contributions of immigrants
  • to make international trade fair

Being a member of LIUNA today honors a heritage that began in 1903 when courageous workers overcame hostility, threats and violence to join together.

We honor that heritage through our struggles today – being heard in government, raising standards for workers and employers on the job, and reaching out to a new generation of workers yearning for a better life. The rewards come in better pay, benefits and working condition, and in pride for adding the strength of each of our voices to something stronger.

Jeremy P Jenkins

BusMgr/Secretary Treas.

Billy J Applegate


Chris W Applegate


David Whitaker

Recording Secretary

Jonathan Cundiff

Sergeant At Arms

Terry L Brown


James H Mullins


Bryant L Marsee


Bradley Sexton

Executive Board

Jeff Dyer

Executive Board

Robert R Akin

Executive Board/Delegate to the District Council

April Whitaker

Office Manager

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