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The City of Omaha and Council Bluffs Unions created the Union Walk to commemorate the contributions union workers have given to the city. The walk consists of 24 markers, each—except the first one which provides introductory information—features a description of a particular union and its local chapter in Omaha.


  • The Union Walk.

Photo by: William Fischer, Jr.

The unions represented here are:

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 22, International Association of Machinists Local 31 AFL-CIO
Service Employees International Union Local 226, AFL-CIO
Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local Union #3
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 554, AFL-CIO
International Union of Operating Engineers 571, AFL-CIO 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 444
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 1521
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Local 109
Road Sprinkler Fitters 669, U.A., AFL-CIO
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1614, AFL-CIO
Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 1140, AFL-CIO
Baker[y] Confectionary and Tobacco Workers International Union, Local 50G, AFL-CIO International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 763, AFL-CIO
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada (IATSE) Local 42 AFL-CIO
Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers Local Union 1 AFL-CIO
International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 28
Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1974
ALF-CIO [sic]
Plumbers Local Union 16, AFL-CIO
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 21, AFL-CIO
Graphic Communication International Union 543M, AFL-CIO
International Union of Heat & Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local 39, AFL-CIO Steamfitters and Plumbers Local Union 464, AFL-CIO
Transportation Workers Union of America 223, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 271

"Union Walk." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed December 5, 2016. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=63498.