Almost every Local Union is affiliated with one of LIUNA’s 46 District Councils, and many are structured on a statewide basis. District Councils are charged with many responsibilities, including:
Negotiating collective bargaining agreements for affiliated Local Unions.
In some cases, the District Council delegates the initial bargaining back to the Local Union, subject to District Council review; the Local Union is always represented on the bargaining committee for work affecting its members.
Fostering harmony and united action between affiliated Local Unions.
Coordinating and supporting the programs of the Local Union.
Promoting unity of action in dealing with employers.
Organizing the unorganized.