- February 2012: Vol. 5, Number 2

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Shop Talk: A Conversation with Erin Hutson

by Tyson Freeman


Erin Hutson is manager of investment relations with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), a labor union affiliated with more than 80 multi-employer pension funds across the United States and Canada. LIUNA’s pension funds have an estimated $32 billion in assets, $650 million (about 2 percent) of which are invested in infrastructure. I3 contributing editor Tyson Freeman spoke with Hutson about LIUNA, labor and infrastructure investing.

Tell me about your role with LIUNA.

I work for the Department of Corporate Affairs at LIUNA. We’re a half-million men and women who work to build the U.S. and Canada. LIUNA has over 100 affiliated Taft-Harley Benefit Funds with a combined market value of over $32 billion. Twenty percent of our members participate in public employee pension funds, and LIUNA has leaders that periodically serve as public pension fund trustees as

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