Dennis L. Martire

In March 2000, Dennis L. Martire assumed the role of Assistant Regional Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), marking the onset of a distinguished career trajectory within the organization. Just two years later, he ascended to the position of Vice President and Regional Manager, solidifying his commitment to LiUNA and its membership. Martire’s journey with LiUNA commenced in April 1990, when he joined as an International Representative for the LIUNA Jurisdictional Disputes Department.

Martire’s leadership within the union has been marked by numerous successful initiatives over the past three decades. Notably, he played a pivotal role in affording workers on Fluor-Lane’s expansion of Route 495 Hot Lanes Project the opportunity to choose union membership, resulting in a resounding victory for LiUNA Local 11—a landmark achievement in Virginia’s construction industry.

Furthermore, Martire actively collaborated with officials in Montgomery County, Maryland, to advocate for the passage of a prevailing wage law, aimed at ensuring fair compensation for working families. Contrary to misconceptions, prevailing wage laws do not inflate costs but rather optimize the return on public investments, as evidenced by the heightened worker efficiency observed in public works projects. Martire’s unwavering dedication to improving the lives of working men, particularly those affiliated with his union, underscores his commitment to fostering equitable labor practices and bolstering economic prosperity for all stakeholders involved.