General President, Laborers' International Union of North America
Terry O’Sullivan became the tenth General President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) on January 1, 2000, and was unanimously reelected to his fourth full term at the union’s 25th International Convention in 2016.
O’Sullivan serves as Co-Chairman of both the Laborers’ National Pension Fund and the Laborers’ National (Industrial) Pension Fund, which manage billions of dollars in assets. He also is a board member and former Chairman, CEO, and President of the Union Labor Life Insurance Company (ULLICO). He and LIUNA have taken leading roles in pushing for fair pension reform, repeal of the ACA’s so-called “Cadillac Tax,” better corporate governance, and other issues of importance to multi-employer benefit funds. He considers these funds to be among LIUNA’s proudest achievements, a reflection of the “greatness and goodness of our International Union.”
A fiery orator who is never afraid to speak his mind, Terry O’Sullivan can rally and inspire a crowd of Laborers one moment, then meet with top corporate leaders the next. A proud native of San Francisco, California, he joined LIUNA in 1974, and is a long-time member of LIUNA Local Union 1353 in Charleston, West Virginia.