Port of Miami Tunnel Project
Through its work on the Port of Miami project, LIUNA and its workers on the project have shown that they provide Miami-Dade taxpayers with responsible, accountable and fiscally sound work on publicly funded infrastructure projects. More importantly, close to 90-percent of workers on the tunnel project are local Miami-Dade residents. The successes of the Port of Miami project can be replicated for a number of taxpayer funded projects and provide local residents already employed on the tunnel project with a seamless transition from one project to the next.
The Port of Miami tunnel project has been included in “Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition,” a report of the world’s most innovative and inspiring urban infrastructure projects. The more than $1 billion dollar project is a success story for the Miami-Dade community as it put area residents back to work on a local project funded by taxpayer dollars. Highlights of the successes include:
87% of workers on the project are residents of Miami-Dade County.
Recruited from and assessed nearly 10,000 job applications.
Produced Monthly Transparency Reports.
Provided Construction Skills Training.
Ensured employees on the project have access to healthcare, retirement and other benefits.
Project budget was met without any added costs.