The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) strives to aid workers across the United States, including improving their working and environmental conditions and ensuring representation for the decisions, rights and needs of workers everywhere. LIUNA has extensive leadership across the country. The organization and its leadership is divided into regions. One such region, the mid-Atlantic area, has been the focus of Dennis L. Martire throughout his career. He began with the organization in 1990 and has served them for more than 30 years in roles of increasing responsibility. He has acted as the mid-Atlantic’s vice president and regional manager for the majority of his career, since 2002. Dennis L. Martire continues his immense dedication to LIUNA today in the same position.
Dennis L. Martire began his education at West Virginia Wesleyan College. It was 1986 when he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Government from that institution and in 1990 he began his career at the Laborers’ International Union of North America. While he has moved departments, he has stayed at the union because he believes in the work he is doing.
Knowing what a good education can do to help a person to achieve more for their life, Dennis L. Martire oversees the top-notch training program that the Laborers’ International Union of North America offers. The training program offers continued education to workers that would like to increase their efficiency with daily tasks, advance in their field, or even choose to start down a different career path. These programs are in a variety of subjects and fields and emphasize growth over competition. Learning to better yourself is an investment that should be made often.
Dennis L. Martire has advanced through the ranks of the union and this is a testament to his tenacity and tireless efforts that he has made for the members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America. He remains passionate about his job and the work he does for the workers. He is currently a proud member of Local Union #1058, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and resides in Northern Virginia with his family.
For the entirety of his professional, post-college career, Dennis Martire has held a fervent dedication to making employment strides for labor unions. Just four years after he graduated from college — earning a Bachelor of Science in government in 1986 — Martire joined his own labor union and began a long career that continues today with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). That was 1990 and he was named international representative for LIUNA. His career grew swiftly from there as he became assistant director and director for the LIUNA construction department. And by 2000, he earned another promotion to help oversee the mid-Atlantic region as its assistant regional manager. Within two years, he led in that department as regional manager and elected vice president.
But Martire’s dedication to labor endeavors goes beyond his LIUNA roles and his successes within them. They extend to leadership on various boards and committees that put labor unions at their forefront. Dennis Martire has served on the American High Speed Rail Alliance Advisory Board, the Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding and the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee. He’s also held roles such as trustee and chairman for organizations such as the Mid-Atlantic Laborers’ Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, the LIUNA National Health and Welfare Trust and the Mid-Atlantic Laborers’ Political League. Martire has immersed himself within labor unions, both his own — #1058 — and those of others to ensure fair wages and work for all.