Class of 2017 Apprentice Graduates: Front Row Left to Right: Tracy Coats, Angela Friend, Amber Williams, Kevin Bonnett; Back Row Left to Right: Andrew Seals and Tanner Stout
Tracy Coats Degree
A Laborers’ apprenticeship is not only a decent career path, it’s also a higher education path. Tracy Coats, who completed her Laborers apprenticeship in November 2017, also completed an Associates degree at Heartland Community College in December. The community college recognized her Laborers training hours as equivalent to college credit. Coats had to take extra classes in math, English and science to gain her Associate’s degree. She completed those classes at Illinois Central College. “I wanted an Associate’s Degree,” she said. “I had the hour, I had to take a few extra classes. I’m hoping this will push me toward other opportunities, along with the combined experience in my field.” Coats said she enjoys outdoor work; “Laborers work is different all the time; I’m not an inside person,” she noted. She worked on pipelines and a variety of other projects. Laborers Local 231 business manager Bob Schroeder commended Coats. “Going through a successful apprenticeship takes self-initiative and a willingness to tackle different kinds of work. Tracy Coats went above and beyond that, using her Laborer apprenticeship hours to complete this degree. That shows initiative and a worker willing to go the extra mile. This makes Laborers 231 proud. She is an asset for any contractor who engages her.”
From:LIUNA GP Terry O'Sullivan <email@example.com>
Sent:Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:01 AM
Subject:17th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks
September 11, 2018
17th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks
On the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks,
we must remember and mourn the men and women lost in the vicious and
cowardly assault on our nation. The tragic events of that day can never be
We must also recognize the heroes, including many LIUNA
members, who participated in the response and clean-up and later the
rebuilding of the World Trade Center and construction of the Flight 93
On behalf of myself, General Secretary-Treasurer Armand E.
Sabitoni, and the entire LIUNA General Executive Board, I urge that we
continue to honor those lost on September 11 and share our
heartfelt gratitude with those who responded with such courage and strength
to the devastating attacks.
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