On behalf of the Southern California District Council of Laborers, I would like to welcome you to our website. This site is designed to help you understand the important services we provide for both employers and employees to get the important construction work of Southern California done. The Southern California District Council of Laborers is committed to working with employers to help improve the way they do business. Our goal is to help employers do business right the first time, achieving greater quality, increased productivity, and on-time, on-budget performance. My goal as head of the Southern California District Council of Laborers is to help improve and organize marketshare for employers who utilize our services. We help construction employers do business right, and offer services ranging from local contractor job sourcing to contract compliance services, legislative counsel to dispute resolution.
We also offer services that construction laborer employees critically need. We have programs for occupational safety, health benefits, hands-on construction training and trust funds for a slew of employee benefits, including pension, vacation, training and retraining.
Our specialty, however, lies in our ability to work collaboratively with employers and contractors in negotiations to achieve win-win solutions. Take our Worker’s Compensation Alternative Dispute Resolution program as an example. This program helps employers contain the costs of Workers’ Compensation claims while ensuring that insured workers get the quality care they need to return to work. In this preferred mitigation scenario, a program ombudsman negotiates with both parties to resolve claims and reduce the need for further litigation. Put simply, this is a highly valuable program that can save significant sums of money by reducing litigation expenses.
We also monitor the construction industry and provide guidance to our members on issues that affect them. We also work closely with our labor unions to quickly provide the resources for construction work throughout Southern California.
As you can see, the services the Southern California District Council of Laborers provides are many. I encourage you to browse our site and learn about the many valuable services we provide for the construction industry.
You’ve come to the right place for news and information about Laborers Local 652. Being a Laborer is not just a job. The hard work of the Laborers is a basic part of our whole economy and prosperity as a city, state and country. Local 652 is proud to represent over 3,200 workers in Orange County. This website is for our members, supporters and communities. This website has resources for members, retirees and voters. I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for and I hope you’ll get even more involved.
Under the direction of the Laborers International Union of North America, The Pacific Southwest Region and The Southern California District Council of Laborers and affiliated Local Unions, The Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition is tasked with adding growth and market share to our union. The Organizing Department is the Union entity responsible for creating more union members, raising market share and creating stability as well as leveling the playing field for our signatory contractors to compete against their non-signatory counterparts. We have Labor Relation Representatives assigned to all 12 Counties within Southern California to meet the needs of our local unions. Our task in those areas are twofold. First, our representatives market to potential new partners in the construction industry in an effort to build relationships. This is done by explaining the Cost Savings, Training, LECET outreach and marketing, Health and Safety, Workers Compensation Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and the best labor workforce in the country. We will get the work done on time, on budget, safer and better! Second, “Workers right to Organize” is the foundation in which we were created. Workers right to form a union is our core reason for existence and a very important area in which Success and failure are separated by very few details. Win or lose much is learned from campaigns. When entering a campaign you gain momentum in the market sector you are organizing by following through and instilling in the members that we will stand with them to the end.The ultimate goal of the Organizing Department is to increase our market share by organizing more contractors to become signatory. To increase the number of members and man hours, which in turn will increase the power of “LIUNA” members in the social, political and economic arena, bringing more stability to our members and their families
Laborers’ Local 300 is a Union representing construction laborers, asbestos abatement workers, maintenance workers, and plant workers through out the Los Angeles County. We seek to bring a balance between the needs of our members and the success of our partner contractors. We welcome you to explore the training available to help our members become the best skilled laborers in the industry and the many programs available to our partner contractors designed to help them succeed.