Michael Aaron joined Laborers’ Local 1191 in 1984 when he began working in the Construction Industry. In 1988, he was hired in as a Business Agent by deceased Business Manager, Elijah Washington. Aaron has served the Local Union as Recording Secretary as well as being elected President of the Local Union in 1994.
In addition to his duties as Business Agent and President, he also served as Assistant Business Manager under Jimmy Cooper. When Mr. Cooper retired in 2009, Aaron was installed to fulfill Cooper’s unexpired term of Business Manager. In June of 2010, Michael Aaron was elected Business Manager by the members of Laborers’ Local 1191.
As Business Manager of Michigan’s largest Laborers’ Union, Aaron’s duties consist of but are not limited to upholding the constitutions of LIUNA, to see that the business and affairs of the Local Union are being properly conducted, to protect the Laborers’ jurisdiction, enforcement of all agreements, to protect the rights of the hardworking members of the Local Union, organizing non-union contractors, and securing fair wages and benefits through collective bargaining.