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.