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About LIUNA Public Employees Local 71 Discover The Union Difference

LIUNA Local 71 members do extraordinary work building Alaska from setting off controlled avalanches and filling potholes to keeping Anchorage schools clean and safe for our children.

Local 71 is an affiliate of LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers.  LIUNA is one of the most diverse and effective unions in America.  LIUNA members are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.. 

Our Team Meet the team of LIUNA Local 71


Jordan Adams

Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer

Phil Petrie


Brian Lashinski

Vice President

William Meers

Business Representative- Central Region/ Executive Board Member & Representative to District Council

Cathy Robbins

Executive Board Member

Tom Dalton

Representative to District Council & Executive Board Member

Kyle Perry

Business Representative-Northern Region & Board Recording Secretary

Chuck Gielow

Sergeant at Arms

Tracy Smith

Office Manager/Dispatcher - Central Region

Mai Moua

Senior Member Advocate, Trust Office

Darianne Rumph

Member Advocate, Trust Office

Joleen Nash

Administrative Assistant / Dispatcher - Northern Region

Crystal White

Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper-Anchorage Office

Trenton English

Business Representative-Southeast Region & Legislative Liaison

Kelsey Johnston

Administrative Assistant / Dispatcher - Southeast Region

Jennifer Yuhas

Strategic Communications Director

TESTIMONIALS Our Happy Members

I found your website and couldn’t resist contacting you. I can’t believe your office is still at the old location on Arctic Blvd.

I graduated from West High in May of 1981. That summer I signed up on your list and paid my dobie dues. On Nov 4, 1982 I was hired by Jim Schraeder at the Anchorage Pioneer Home. I worked there for 4 years. I left to attend college and hoped to hire back on as an Electronic Tech at the division of telecommunications for the state troopers which local 71 supported at that time. I had spoken to John Marone who was the boss out there and he gave me a brief tour and seemed very supportive.

I paid my dobie dues while in college, but Alaska does not hire that many electronic techs. Fortunately with my good grades the FAA picked me up and have have been working here for 31 years. I worked in Anchorage and Ketchikan climbing antenna tours and flying in float planes and helicopters in the old days. Now I mostly sit at a desk surrounded by computers (kind of like Homer Simpson).

I am eligible to retire in 6 months. I may work another year just to pour more gravy on a fairly decent pension.

My time with Local 71 allowed me to save money and cash in my pension which I used for expenses while in college. (I still delivered pizza for Guido’s pizza for pocket change on weekends).

I will always be grateful to local 71 for helping me achieve my successful career.

Thanks and best wishes to all of you. Also, say hi to the gang at the Pioneer Home if anyone remembers me from more than 30 years ago.

-Dennis Doucette

OUR CONTACT Get in touch

We would love to hear from you! Whether you have a question, feedback, or simply want to say hello, there are several ways to get in touch with us. Choose the method that works best for you.

  • Public Employees Local 71-Headquarters 2510 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503

  • 907-276-7211

  • tracy@local71.com

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