This Local Union is always interested in organizing the non-union. The Laborers are interested in any size group (1 to 1,000) in any employment sector (public or private, golf courses, manufacturing plants, janitorial, supply houses, service industries, construction, etc.). If you have a friend, relative, or acquaintance that may be currently employed in a non-union setting and would like the security that a union contract brings, have them contact us. All calls or information will be held in strict confidence.

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


Union Membership: The Key to Workplace Benefits

Imagine not having any guaranteed salary, health insurance, or a safe pension. Your rights stay outside your workplace, and you can be fired, or work conditions can change without much notice. That's the reality for those working without a union - you're an "at-will" employee. Joining a union can change this for the better for you and society. When you and your colleagues form a union, you gain the power to negotiate a legal contract with your employer. This contract can secure better pay, affordable health care, a reliable pension, and a safer work environment. The more people join unions, the better it is for everyone. Historically, when union numbers are strong, wages increase, health care improves, and pensions become more secure. But when unions are under threat, as they are today, everyone's well-being is at risk – your job, community, and family.


Unity Makes Strength

Owners, company executives, and management have a lot of tools at their disposal to achieve their goals. They're part of associations and alliances that help them reach their targets. But what about workers like us? When we work together and stand as one, we can secure better pay and improved working conditions. So, let's unite and make our workplaces better together! We've got one powerful tool - unity. 

 To get more information on how to organize your company, email or call Organizer

Anthony Johnson at 252-241-1501 &


The LiUNA Difference

LIUNA help protect workers' lives.

* Members are empowered with the ability to speak out about workplace hazards.

* Members are provided with training in order to recognize potential hazards.

* A Bureau of Labor Statistics study found that the construction fatality rate in states in so-called "right to work" states, where unions are discouraged, are 37 percent higher.
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.