Following a full career of successes thus far, Dennis Martire was elected to the role of vice president and mid-Atlantic regional manager for the Laborers’ International Union of North America. He started in this role in 2002. This post comes after significant work with laborers’ unions in previous decades. Most recently, Martire acted as assistant regional manager of the mid-Atlantic region for two years. Prior to that, he was director of the organization’s construction department following a stint as assistant director. It was in 1990, serving as international representative for the LIUNA jurisdictional disputes department, when his work with the Laborers’ International Union began. He has remained with LIUNA ever since, with more than three decades of service today.
Born in 1964, Dennis Martire‘s path in life led him to West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in government in 1986. During his formative years, he was an active member of Local Union #1058 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Little did Martire know at the time that his career would become intricately tied to labor unions and the advocacy for workers’ rights across the mid-Atlantic area. Nevertheless, that is precisely the journey he embarked upon.
In April 1990, Dennis Martire made a significant move by joining the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) as an international representative specializing in jurisdictional disputes. His dedication and unwavering commitment to the cause propelled his career forward. In 2002, Martire achieved a milestone by being elected as the vice president and regional manager for the mid-Atlantic region, following a two-year tenure as the assistant regional manager. Presently, he continues his relentless pursuit of laborers’ rights within the framework of LIUNA, a testament to his enduring dedication to the cause.
His career with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) began way back in 1990, which means Dennis L. Martire has come a long way. He now serves as Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for the prestigious labor union, a job he’s had since January 2002. In March 2000, Dennis Martire was appointed to Assistant Regional Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region and, two years later, he was elected Vice President and Regional Manager. For about three decades, Dennis has emerged as a leader on a large number of successful LiUNA initiatives.
For example, he played an instrumental role in the process that gave workers on Fluor-Lane’s expansion of Route 495 Hot Lanes Project a choice on whether to join a union. That was a critical initiative, since those workers voted overwhelmingly to be members of LiUNA Local 11, in one of the most impressive union victories in the construction industry in the state of Virginia to happen in many years.
Several years ago, Dennis Martire also worked tirelessly with Montgomery County, Maryland officials to pass a prevailing wage law to ensure that working families could count on fair wages from their employers. He did this because such wage laws also serve another purpose; to ensure that taxpayers receive a greater return on their public investments. Overwhelmingly, studies show that prevailing wage laws do not drive up costs for employers, but they do improve worker efficiency, which means public works projects are completed faster and more easily.In addition to all that, Dennis Martire also oversees LiUNA’s top-notch training program that serves to provide continuing training for members, as a way to assist them with performing their job-related tasks more competently and efficiently. The training is available in a wide range of subjects and specialties and it helps workers advance in their careers, even as it assures employers that union workers are more competent and efficient than other workers.
In addition to his work for theLaborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), which started in 1990, marking this as his 30th anniversary with the union, Dennis L. Martire also has at times worked tirelessly with officials at Montgomery County, Maryland to help them pass a prevailing wage law to ensure that working families could count on fair wages from their employers. Such wage laws also serve another purpose, in that they tend to make sure taxpayers receive a greater return on their public investments.
Overwhelmingly, while studies show that prevailing wage laws do not drive up costs for employers, they do improve worker efficiency, which means public works projects are completed faster and more easily. To simplify, by spending a little up front, taxpayers save money in the long run. Dennis L. Martire’s career with LiUNA has culminated with his current position as a Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for the century-old labor union, as he has done since January 2002. That’s a far cry from when his career actually started way back in April of 1990, when he became an International Representative for the LIUNA Jurisdictional Disputes Department.
Dennis Martire has many accomplishments during his 30-year tenure at the Laborers’ International Union of North America. And they are all triumphs for workforces in the United States. Martire currently serves as the elected vice president and regional manager for the mid-Atlantic area, a role that he’s held since 2002.
And within this position, Dennis Martire worked tirelessly in the state of Maryland to pass a prevailing wage law to ensure fair wages for working families. This occurred in Montgomery County. There, he strived to bring this law to fruition — a law that would ensure taxpayers receive more in return regarding their public investments. Research indicates that prevailing wage laws are overwhelmingly positive; they do not drive up costs, but they do facilitate work being done by employees in a faster yet safer manner. These goals as well as fairer wages were brought to the Montgomery County workforce under the leadership of Martire.
I always feel a confliction in my gut when it comes to increasing wages, but this feeling should be put to rest in regards to laborers. There have been a plethora of studies that have shown when wages increase, costs do not increase, but instead work is completed in a safer environment and at faster speeds. If this is the case, why do unions for laborers have to fight so hard to receive proper wages? Dennis Martire is just the individual that fights for these workers and the issues they need ramified.
Dennis Martire is the Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America. In this role, he spends his time tirelessly working with Maryland officials that represent the Montgomery County area to help him to pass a prevailing wage law. This law would ensure that there would be fair wages for working families. These laws do a variety of good things for the workers in the union and Dennis Martire is ready to keep fighting for these families’ rights. Just because a project is owned by the government does not mean that workers should be allowed to be paid less. Dennis Martire has worked with the union for decades and uses his knowledge to defend the causes of these workers and make sure they are taken care of by the work that is being done with the Laborers’ International Union of North America.