Members

***Important Negotiations Update***

June 15, 2017

The Chicago Laborers’ District Council is pleased to announce that agreements have been ratified with following Contractor Associations:

MARBA – Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association
Builders’ Association of Greater Chicago
Great Lakes Construction Association
Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association
Lake County Contractors Association
Mason Contractors’ Association of Greater Chicago
Underground Contractors Association
Fox Valley Associated General Contractors

Chicago Area Independent Construction Association
Concrete Contractors Association of Greater Chicago
Illinois Environmental Contractors Association
Association of Will and Grundy Counties Contractors
Chicago Area Scaffolding Association
Illinois Small Pavers Association

***Important Negotiations Update***

June 6, 2017

The Chicago Laborers’ District Council is pleased to announce as of June 6, 2017 the following Contractor Associations have reached a tentative agreement and/or agreements have been ratified by the LIUNA Chicago Laborers’ District Council:

MARBA – Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association
Builders’ Association of Greater Chicago
Great Lakes Construction Association
Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association
Lake County Contractors Association
Mason Contractors’ Association of Greater Chicago
Underground Contractors Association
Fox Valley Associated General Contractors

Chicago Area Independent Construction Association
Concrete Contractors Association of Greater Chicago
Illinois Environmental Contractors Association
Association of Will and Grundy Counties Contractors

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement(s) there is an overall increase of $2.17 effective June 1, 2017. The base wage rate will increase one dollar ($1.00) to $41.20 per hour.

For the Westchester Funds only:
The Welfare contribution will increase by forty-two cents ($0.42) to $14.65 per hour worked.
The Pension contribution will increase by seventy-five cents ($0.75) to $12.32 per hour worked.

For the Fox Valley Funds only (Locals 582 & 1035):
The Welfare contribution will increase by twenty-five cents ($0.25) to $13.77 per hour worked.
The Pension contribution will increase by ninety-two cents ($0.92) to $13.20 per hour worked.

All other industry funds and affiliated funds contributions remain unchanged.

Negotiations are currently ongoing with the following Contractor Associations, whose contracts have expired:

Chicago Demolition Contractors Association
Chicago Area Rail Contractors Association
Midwest Wall and Ceiling Contractors

Please, contact your Local with questions and/or for details and other terms.

Who Are We?
We are the women and men who build and maintain our country's infrastructure, keep our communities clean and safe, and our government operating efficiently. We are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.  Our work is often dangerous, difficult, and dirty, but we are strong and we are proud. We are the backbone of America.  

LIUNA Member Orientation Guide

The LIUNA Membership Oath is more than just words – it is a commitment, a sincere promise that members make to their union – and it is taken very seriously. Please read it carefully, understand what it says, and follow through with your commitment to be an active LIUNA member.

The Oath

I do hereby solemnly pledge that, as a member of the Laborers' International Union of North America and of this Local Union, I will be active in its affairs, loyal to its cause and interests, and obedient to my constitutional obligations and responsibilities. In the fulfillment of this commitment I will regularly attend Union meetings and volunteer my time as a VOICE organizer, on picket lines, in get-out-the-vote efforts and in local charities or community activities on the Union's behalf. I will be true to my responsibilities as a citizen of the United States or Canada. So help me God.

  • The union acts through its membership at regular monthly meetings.
  • All members have the right to voice and vote at those meetings.
  • Attendance at membership meetings is one of the commitments members make in accepting membership.