Sisters of Union Laborers' (S.O.U.L.)

Mission Statement

Midwest Region LiUNA is proud to introduce its newest program, Sisters of Union Laborers, commonly referred to as SOUL. SOUL was created as part of the Membership Education Mobilization Program. Its purpose is to engage the female membership, staff, family members and friends of Laborers, educate them on issues important to our Union and their family and continue to keep pride in our Union strong.

The Story of Us

Back in March, 2011, a group of women, consisting of laborers, office staff and retiree spouses, got together in Des Moines, IA to discuss how to get women and family members more involved in the union and educated on union issues. From there, SOUL was born. This group was created to reach out to our female membership and enhance the sense of community union halls have by involving family members and educating all on topics that are important to our Union and our way of life. Local 177 chartered the first SOUL group on June 28, 2011.

It's Easy to Become A SOUL Member

Join us for the next meeting, call us at the Local Union Hall 515-265-2558 or email Darlene @ to get the details. We look forward to meeting you and watching SOUL grow.
You can also find us on Facebook!

Being a SOUL Member Means

  • Your connection to family and friends in the community
  • You will help educate your community on pro-union issues
  • You will organize or plan social events for your Local
  • You will help with community service projects


Scholarship Award Program

We are excited to announce we have started a Scholarship Fund for dependent sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters of Members in good standing of Local #177, Local #177 Retiree Council, or SOUL.  This includes stepchildren and step-grandchildren. Criteria for selection of nominees will be based on financial need, scholastic ability, etc. Download the application below or pick up a copy at the Hall. Application deadline to be announced at a later date.


2020 SOUL Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship 2020 - Cooper Worth

Scholarship 2020 - Cooper Worth

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