Sen. Karen Tallian

USW District 7

LiUNA! Local 81


Sen. Tallian represented Senate District 4 from 2004-2021. When she made the tough decision to step down after 16 years honorably served in the Senate, she vetted numerous people before deciding to support Rodney as her replacement.

United Steelworkers District 7 represents steelworkers in Indiana and Illinois

LIUNA Local 81 currently represents members who work in the construction industry in northern Indiana affiliated to LIUNA - the Laborers' International Union of North America - the most progressive, aggressive, and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.

IBEW Local 531


IBEW Local 531 represents electricians in LaPorte, Porter, Starke, Jasper and Pulaski Counties in Indiana.

AFT Indiana

Teamsters Local 142


Teamsters Local 142 workers in many transportation-related industries across Northwest Indiana.

NWI Building Trades

IUOE Local 150


The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 is a labor union representing nearly 23,000 workers in various industries, including construction, construction material development, public works, concrete pumping, steel mill service, slag processing and more.

Plumbers UA 130


The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. 

Northwestern Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council works to help its affiliated unions organize new workers, pass legislation that positively affects working families, and assist in the securing of better wages, hours and working conditions through collective bargaining.

For over 120 years Local 130 has been protecting the health of Chicago and the surrounding communities by providing the highest quality plumbing craftsmen through intensive, certified education and work placement.