WHY JOIN THE LABORERS UNION?
As a worker, you have a RIGHT under
federal law to form a union, select representatives of your
choice and bargain collectively with your employer. This
helps balance the power that an employer has over his
Belonging to a union gives you rights under LAW that
you do not have as an individual.
Once you have formed a union, your employer under LAW
must bargain with you over your wages, benefits and working
conditions such as safety.
WHY IT PAYS TO BE UNION
collective bargaining, unions have helped raise the standard
of living for millions of American workers. There is a
distinct economic advantage in belonging to a union and
working under a union contract – and particularly under an
Laborers negotiated collective bargaining agreement.
Union workers earn
26 percent more than nonunion workers, according to the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Members of the
Laborer’s Union also enjoy the benefits of full family
healthcare which include medical, dental, vision and
Advancing Your Career Through Training and Education
union members are afforded the
opportunities to improve and upgrade their skills and consequently, their wages and
responsibilities through union sponsored education and
The Laborers Union is acknowledged as the
leader in providing training programs in the construction
A Voice at
Work the Boss
Belonging to a union gives workers
contractual and other legal rights they do not enjoy without union representation. Being
union gives workers a voice on the job, and their collective
voices form the union that makes their voices more
influential with management than any individual voice.
Belonging to a union allows you to
establish a written agreement that specifies the terms of your employment. Once you have
formed a union, your employer is required by law to bargain with you over your wages,
benefits and working conditions.
HOW YOU CAN
TURN YOUR JOB
INTO A CAREER
Contact the organizing department at
Laborers Local 238 by filling out the form on this page.
You may also call our Organizer
If you work Union, you live better.
HOW DOES THE LABORERS UNION WORK?
The Laborers Union is an organization
based on the rules of democracy, where all have a voice and
your vote counts. The basic idea of a union is that by
joining together with co-workers to form a union, workers
have a greater ability through their strength in numbers to
improve conditions on the job. In other words “In unity
there is strength.”
The primary purpose of the Laborers
Union is to represent workers in their employment and to
negotiate a contract that improves wages, benefits, and
working conditions and protects workers from unfair
treatment. The basis of the contract negotiated with the
employer is determined by the workers affected by the
proposed contract. After the contract is negotiated, it can
only take effect if it is voted on and approved by the
Officers are nominated and elected from
among the members the local union every 3 years.