What Do We Do?
Who are Construction Craft Laborers
The 500,000 members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) that work in building construction, highway and utility construction, and environmental remediation play an important role in the industry. On nearly every phase and area of these job sites, laborers work independently and assist other craft workers to complete projects. Laborers often are some of the first workers hired on a project and the last to leave it.
Apprenticeship training is a major arena for laborers’ training as more areas draft and register apprenticeship programs modeled after the standards approved by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau Apprenticeship and Training.
When you see a union laborer, you are seeing one of the best-trained, most skilled and most experienced laborers in the construction industry.