LIUNA has been a major force in the history of this country and the Union Movement, In the roaring twenties the Union backed calls by African Americans to be allowed full and equal status and denied permission for segregated unions to be founded, The Fifties brought Pension and Health Funds to the minds of the American people, and LIUNA responded by becoming one of the first to create these plans for its membership, During the late Seventies and all through the Eighties LIUNA worked hard to establish training centers to improve education and training for all of its workers.