We are the men and women who do the hard, dirty and sometimes dangerous work of building the state, city and local infrastructure throughout the United States and Canada. LIUNA members are represented on the job by Local Unions.

The members of LIUNA are on the forefront of the construction industry ­a sector that is a powerhouse of 12 million workers producing 5 percent of the USA economic output. It is one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.

A half-million strong, we are united through collective bargaining agreements which help working families earn family-supporting wages, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement through hands-on, quality training.


Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program

Illinois Laborers Construction Joint Apprenticeship Training ProgramAs a construction worker in today’s ever-evolving jobsite, it can be a challenge to maintain skills at or above the industry standard. But as a Labor union worker, you receive the hands-on training needed to learn new skills to continue to excel on the jobsite.

In the early 1970’s, the Illinois Laborers & Contractors Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program (ILCJATP) was established which gauged and encompassed the specific training needs of construction workers. From the outside terrain and covered timber lands surrounding the four specifically located training facilities, to the mocked construction jobsite training structures that are located conveniently on campus grounds, the ILCJATP established these training facilities with the construction worker in mind. Students receive specialized hands-on training in various fields of the construction industry giving them a competitive edge above unskilled workers. Check out the ILCJATP Course Descriptions and download the Training Schedule. Contact a Training Center below to register for a course, or to begin a new journey in apprenticeship or to complete an Associates Degree at a participating accredited college.

2015 Apprentice Graduation


Vicky McElroy, Apprenticeship Coordinator
Email: VMcElroy@ilcjatp.com

Ashley Henson, Administrative Assistant

Jason Jackson, Instructor
Email: bluesboy5@hotmail.com

James Yaekel, Instructor
Email: jyaekel@gmail.com

Corey Sorsen, Instructor
Email: Sorsen54@hotmail.com


Edwardsville Training Center
7277 Marine Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 692-7631 FAX: (618) 692-7662

Mt. Sterling Training Center
1730 750N Ave
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353-4521
(877) 773-2741

Marion Training Center
5105 Laborers’ Way
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-1500

Stanford Training Center
PO Box 349
201 Grant Street
Stanford, IL 61774
(309) 379-2450

Laborers’ Local 44Chartered July 9, 1915
Brandon Royer, Business Manager
PO Box 171
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: (618) 344-1470     FAX: (618) 344-1494
Email: local44@sbcglobal.net

Laborers’ Local 100Chartered June 4, 1915
Bobby Green, Business Manager
9439 Lebanon Road, East St. Louis, IL 62203
PO Box 540, Caseyville, IL 62232
Phone: (618) 397-8555     FAX: (618) 397-9443
Email: laborlocal100@sbcglobal.net

Laborers’ Local 196Chartered July 11, 1934
Greg Kipping, Business Manager
106 South Market Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: (618) 939-8121     FAX: (618) 939-8121
Email: liuna196@htc.net
Web: http://www.laborerslocal196.org

Laborers’ Local 218Chartered December 27, 1915
Robert McDonald, Business Manager
7232 Herter Industrial Drive, PO Box 775
Godfrey, IL 62035
Phone: (618) 466-9078     FAX: (618) 466-1760
Email: liunalocal218@yahoo.com

Laborers’ Local 338Chartered June 1, 1928
Greg Stimac, Business Manager
47 West Ferguson Avenue
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone: (618) 254-5411     FAX: (618) 254-8377
Email: laborerslocal338@gmail.com

Laborers’ Local 397Chartered December 27, 1915
Bill Traylor, Business Manager
518 Henry Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 656-4825     FAX: (618) 656-5084
Email: labor@local397.com
Web: http://www.local397.com

Laborers’ Local 459Chartered April 7, 1927
Eric Oller, Business Manager
100 North 17th Street
Belleville, IL 62226
Phone: (618) 233-4121     FAX: (618) 233-4737
Email:  eric@liunalocal459.org

Laborers’ Local 581Chartered April 26, 1934
Colin Carver, Business Manager
17923 Highline Road
Carlyle, IL 62231
Phone: (618) 594-2434     FAX: (618) 594-2505
Email: laborerslocal581@gmail.com

Laborers’ Local 622Chartered April 20, 1934
Roger McDowell, Business Manager
727 Asbury
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: (618) 664-0212     FAX: (618) 664-6965
Email: locallabor622@gmail.com

Laborers’ Local 742Chartered June 26, 1934
Jason Johnson, Business Manager
323 East Main, PO Box 185
Mascoutah, IL 62258
Phone: (618) 566-2264     FAX: (618) 566-8367
Email: laborerslocal742@yahoo.com

Laborers’ Local 1084Chartered June 1, 1937
Briar Smith, Business Manager
303 Berry Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: (217) 532-3679     FAX: (217) 532-6167
Email: local1084@hotmail.com

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Take Action! Get Involved.

Vote Union YESIt’s important to understand how local and national issues impact workers lives. Concerns such as worker safety on the job, a decent hourly-wage, affordable health benefits and the freedom for workers to bargain collectively. The members of LIUNA have strength in numbers.

Voter Registration

Now more than ever your vote can make a difference for all working families! An estimated 51 million eligible Americans remain unregistered to vote. But it’s not too late to register and there are multiple ways to go about it.

Use the Illinois State Board of Elections website to locate your legislators. Stay informed on the issues of which your elected official represents at Project VoteSmart.

County Election Information

Through an establishment of elected and appointed officials; your county provides a variety of services for the public safety and convenience of its citizens. Counties typically provide services to the community which can include: law enforcement, emergency services, the criminal and civil court systems, public health, real estate tax assessment and collection, election administration, land records, local highway systems, vital records maintenance and licensure and regulatory authority.

Do you know who your county officials are? Use the links below to see who the elected officials are in your county and learn about the issues that they support.

Benefit Fund Offices:

Central Laborers’ Pension, Welfare and Annuity Funds
PO Box 1267, Jacksonville, IL 62651
Phone: 217-243-8521 Toll Free: 800-252-6571

Southern Illinois Laborers’ & Employers Benefit Funds
5100 Ed Smith Way, Suite A, Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-998-1300

Southwestern Illinois Laborers’ Annuity Fund
100 North 17th Street, Belleville, IL 62223
Phone: 618-233-4121

Local 100 & 397 Benefit Fund Offices:

Meritain Health (medical, dental & vision)

Citizens RX Pharmacy (prescriptions)

PraxisRX (mail order pharmacy)

” The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America.” 

~President John F. Kennedy