Let's build a better future for all workers.

Every Single Employee Counts

Are you currently working in a non-union job and feeling uncertain about your future? We understand the challenges you face every day, from job insecurity to unfair treatment. At LiUNA! Local 252, we believe every worker deserves fair wages, job security, and respectful working conditions. 

No matter where you work—whether it’s at a golf course, a manufacturing plant, in janitorial services, supply houses, the service industry, or construction—we are here for you. Our doors are open to groups of all sizes, from just one worker to a thousand.

What Does Your Local Union Do? Together...

  • WE Fight for the salaries and benefits we need to support our families.

  • We Protect members when you need it most, so we have a peace of mind to do our jobs.

  • We Speak out on workplace issues we care about.

Strength in Numbers

Owners, company executives, and management have many tools to help them achieve their goals. They have associations and alliances that support them every step of the way. But what about us, the workers? 

When we come together and stand united, we can achieve so much more—better pay, safer workplaces, and improved conditions. It's time to unite and make our workplaces better for everyone. We have one powerful tool—unity. We can secure the respect and fairness we all deserve by working together. 

Join us in this movement. Together, we can create positive change and make our voices heard. Let's build a better future for all workers. Reach out to LiUNA! Local 252 today, and let's make a difference together!

Organize Today


To get more information on how to Unionize your company, email or call Organizer Anthony Johnson at 252-241-1501 &


The LiUNA! Difference

LIUNA help protect workers' lives.

Imagine having the security of a union contract, knowing that your rights are protected and your voice is heard. If this is the kind of support and protection you want, please contact us.

We promise that all calls and information will be kept completely confidential. Join us in building a better, more secure future for yourself and your coworkers. Contact the Local Union today. Together, we can make a difference.

From pay to training to retirement, LIUNA members live better.
Having a union helps neutralize pay discrimination and gives younger workers a better shot at good jobs. The most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows:

* For women in a union, the weekly pay advantage is 24 percent over non-union women in the workforce.

* For Hispanic and Latino union workers, the weekly pay advantage is 39 percent.

* For African American union workers, the weekly pay advantage is 26 percent.

* Workers 16 to 24 years old earn nearly 20 percent more if they have a union.

LIUNA workers have access to one of the best continuing FREE education systems in the world.
* With dozens of courses available in more than 70 training centers, top-notch training opens the door to new opportunities and provides members with valuable skills that build life-long construction careers.

* Classes are available in every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada.

Laborers' Local 252: A Strong Union with a Rich History and Diverse Membership

How it All Started

Laborers' Local 252 was established on March 17, 1911, in Tacoma. Over the years, it has merged with other locals and expanded its jurisdiction. The first merger occurred in 1968 with Wilkenson Stone Cutter Local, followed by the absorption of Centralia, Laborers' Local 948 in 1970. In 1972, Port Angeles, Laborers' Local 893, and Bremerton, Local 249, merged with Local 252. Additional mergers took place in 1985 with Olympia, Laborers' Local 486, and in 1986 with Seattle Ship Scalers Local 541 joining Local 252. The merger with the Ship Scalers granted Local 252 jurisdiction over all shipyards in Puget Sound and surrounding areas. The most recent merger happened on January 1, 1997, when Local 374, Aberdeen, joined Local 252. 

 With a membership of 2,500, Local 252 represents workers in various industries, including construction, hazardous waste remediation, asbestos abatement, shipyards plants, public works, school districts, public utility districts, golf courses, and offices. Local 252's construction-related jurisdiction covers Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor, and Pacific Counties. We have offices in Tacoma (main office), Silverdale, Tumwater, and Port Angeles.