Citizen Outreach

The AFL-CIO and several affiliated Unions are working to schedule a Citizenship Outreach Program in Northern Nevada to help permanent residents become citizens. The program will feature experts and immigration attorneys to answer individual questions about applying for citizenship. Local 169 members interested in participating in this outreach program, contact the Union for more information.

Update Your Union Records

Please contact the Union Hall if you have moved or if there have been other changes that may have caused a change in your address, phone number(s) or beneficiary designation.  Current members can login to Members Services on this website to check the information we have.

Questions concerning this update request can be directed to the Union office at 775.856.0169 or Toll Free at 888.799.0169.

Local 169 supported Washoe School Maintenance bill AB46

In spite of the December death of AB46 at the Washoe County Commission, we still believe our schools must have a revenue stream for physical property maintenance. Our work is not done.

  • 27 of 93 Washoe schools are more than 50 years old
  • More than half are more than 30 years old
  • “Washoe County School District is the only district in Nevada without an ongoing revenue stream to maintain schools” (Reno Gazette-Journal quote)
  • What can you do for $8 a month? Invest in our schools!
  • Tell your Washoe County Commissioners to pass a small increase in sales and property taxes to maintain our schools
  • We are near the bottom, but we don’t need to stay there

Local 169 Protests Apple $89M Tax Break Secrecy

Members of Laborers’ Union Local 169 demonstrated near Reno’s Apple store at The Summit on July 30, 2013 “to protest against … the secrecy behind the $89-million tax break that lured Apple to build a data center east of Sparks.”

“We’re paying them to take us out on a date using our own money,” said Skip Daly, the Business manager of Local 169.

Daly said the demonstration also was sparked by out-of-state contractors working on the project. “To construct the Washoe server farm, Apple hired M.A. Mortenson, an out-of-state carpetbagger who has virtually no local workers,” Daly said.

(excerpts from Reno Gazette-Journal)