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About WLDC

Who we are...

 

The Wisconsin Laborers' District Council is an affiliation of five Local Unions representing over 9,000 active and retired construction craft laborers in Wisconsin. We are a part of the Laborers International Union of North America -- one of the largest labor organizations in the world -- representing over 500,000 workers across the United States and Canada, fighting for better wages and benefits, safer jobsites and greater opportunity

 

What we do...

 

Skilled construction craft laborers maintain vital infrastructure, like roads, sewer, water and other utility connections. The work we perform spurs economic development and job growth through all sectors of the economy. From the smallest town to our largest urban centers, our projects are no doubt as familiar to you as they are essential to the community in which you live.

 

Wisconsin Laborers take pride in our union and what we have been able to achieve. We are in the business of assisting members and members' families both on and off the job, by providing a network of services and support designed to make life safer, healthier and financially more secure.

 

 

We are equally proud of the partnership we have forged with our employers. Working together we have developed innovative programs designed to increase their ability to compete and create even more job opportunities in the construction industry.

Wages and Benefits

 

Higher wages...

 

There are many benefits to being a Union Laborer. Perhaps the most visible and immediate is pay.

 

On average, a union Laborer in the state of Wisconsin can expect to earn between 30% and 50% more an hour than a non-union worker performing the same type of work. That figure does not include health and pension benefits.

 

Health Care...

 

Another benefit for members is family health care coverage. Laborers' Health Care includes coverage for:

  • Hospitalization
  • Prescription Drug program
  • Chiropractic
  • Home Health Care
  • Dental
  • Accident & Sickness Benefit
  • Vision
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Hearing Aid
  • Death Benefit

 

Retirement Security...

 

Nearly 2,000 retirees and many more spouses count on Laborers Pension Funds to provide economic security long into retirement. Laborer pension plans are defined benefit plans. That means the benefit provided remains stable through-out your retirement.

 

Life Insurance...

 

Another benefit to members is Laborers Health and Pension funds provide life insurance coverage for qualified active members, and reduced benefits to qualified retired members.

Career Opportunities

 

The Construction Craft Laborer is the most diverse trade in the construction industry, servicing and conducting skilled trades work in all sectors, including:

 

  • Asbestos Removal and Abatement
  • Building and General Construction
  • Demolition
  • Cable and Utility Distribution
  • Heavy and Highway Construction
  • Pipeline Construction
  • Transit and Grade

 

Laborer work offers steady employment and financially rewarding career opportunities to both apprentices and skilled journey workers.

 

Fill Out Wisconsin Laborers' Membership Application Online

Download Wisconsin Laborers' Membership Application

 

Completed applications can be returned to the Laborers' District Council:

Fax:  608.846.5460

Email:  info@wilaborers.org

Mail: Wisconsin Laborers' District Council

4633 LIUNA Way, Suite 101

DeForest, WI 53532