2021 W. Vernie Reed Memorial Scholarship Applications

Applications are now available for the 2021 W. Vernie Reed Memorial Scholarship.
A native Tacoman, Brother Reed began working as a hard-rock driller on the Grand Coulee Dam in 1934. He became a Laborer, and was elected to office at the Tacoma local in 1941. From there, he worked for the district council, eventually being asked to head the organizing department of Laborers International in 1960. Five years later he was elected general secretary-treasurer.
Through the generosity of Brother Reed’s friends and associates, yearly scholarships are available to assist eligible students in furthering their four year undergraduate education. The first was made in the spring of 1981.
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Local 252 Online Apprenticeship Form

Looking to get into the finest training program in all of the building trades?

Start by getting on the Apprenticeship Orientation Waiting List.

Answer 10 questions and submit the form, and you'll be placed on the list. Super simple.

Just click here: Online Apprenticeship Waiting List Form

Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Pierce and Thurston Counties

Do you know someone who would benefit from pre-apprenticeship training in Pierce or Thurston County?
ANEW and WorkSource are co-sponsoring events in Pierce (March) and Thurston (April) counties.
These are excellent opportunities for adults 18 years and older to get hands on training at no cost!
More information is on our Facebook page.
Watch this introduction to pre-apprenticeship training classes for more information.

Hear GP Terry O'Sullivan's remarks during our holiday event!

Did you miss our 2020 Holiday event?

We had the honor of General President Terry O'Sullivan stopping by with a special message for us.
We are proud of our local and the work that we do together.


LiUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan
Western Region Vice President Bob Abbott (starts at 8:53)
District Council Manger Jermaine Smiley (starts at 12:32)
Aubrey Newton, Director, Northwest LECET (starts at 14:00)
Laborers Local 252 Business Manager Brian Belarde (starts at 16:01)

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Feel the Power!

In solidarity,
Brian Belarde
Business Manager
Local 252

Holiday Event 2020 is a huge success!

THANK YOU to the nearly 200 members who joined us this Saturday for our Holiday Raffle.

A special thank you to LiUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan and Western Regional Vice President Bob Abbott and District Business Manager Jermaine Smiley for being there with words of inspiration and holiday greetings.

Even with this being an event that we did online, it was by far one of the best holiday parties we have hosted.
The office will be staffed this week from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for you to pick up your gifts.
All e-gift cards will be emailed to the email you used for registration.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the best membership we have the honor of serving.
Feel the Powe...

Join the Holiday 2020 Raffle!

Brothers and Sisters,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your families from your union family!

My favorite tradition is getting together each December to celebrate Local 252’s accomplishments.

This year is different, and we still want to celebrate and thank you and your families for your service.

Below are instructions to participate in our 2020 Holiday Event on Dec. 12 at noon.

We are a powerful local because of the work we do together.

Bless you and your families this holiday season.

Feel the power.
Use the power.
Be the power.

Brian Belarde
Business Manager
Laborers Local 252

Join the 2020 Holiday Event

We are excited to raffle off gift cards, outdoor gear, tools, home electronics, an...

2020 General Election Endorsements

Ballots will be placed in the mail beginning October 16.
You can go to to check your voter status and find the ballot drop box near you.


Check your voter registration today!

Check your voter registration.
Make changes if you need to.
Get prepared to vote.
Ballots in Washington state go into the mail around Oct. 18.

19th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

Washington, D.C. (September 11, 2020) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

"It was 19 years ago today, on September 11, that terrorists attacked our nation in a vicious and cowardly assault, killing nearly 3,000 men and women. We will never forget the tragic events of that day or the victims and the families of those who perished. Likewise, we will always remember and honor the heroes — those who responded, cleaned up and rebuilt the World Trade Center and our Pentagon. While many fled, they raced toward the disaster, risked their lives and many suffered de...

LiUNA Votes 2020 Launches!

Be informed. Not influenced.

Let's make sure our members are informed and educated.

Remember, when we vote TOGETHER, we win TOGETHER!