Several years ago, Dennis L. 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.
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 L. Martire was appointed to Assistant Regional Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Region and, two years later, he was elected Vice President and Regional Manager. These days, Dennis L. Martire also oversees LiUNA’s top-notch training program, which provides continuing training services for members, 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, while also assuring employers that union workers are more competent and efficient than other workers.
For three decades, Dennis has emerged as a leader on a large number of successful LiUNA initiatives, like the time 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 turned out to be a critical initiative, since those workers voted overwhelmingly to be members of LiUNA Local 11. It is still cited by experts as being among the most impressive union victories in decades, especially in the construction industry in the state of Virginia.