LABORER

Union

Laborers work on highway construction projects, utility construction, building construction and housing, and environmental clean-up. Laborers perform tasks such as clearing, traffic control, excavation, shoring, pipe laying, backfill, compaction, transferring of grades, footing and foundations, carpenter tending, concrete placement, general clean-up, asbestos removal,
hazardous waste removal.

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Laborers’ International Union of North America

Washington and Idaho District Council of Laborers

Local 348
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • 10th grade education or equivalent
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Dependable transportation
  • Pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact local union office to apply
  • Provide copy of driver’s license, DD-214, proof of education, and social security card or other valid I-9 Documents
  • Complete orientation and assessment
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed on list of eligible applicants
  • Complete interview
  • Attend Pre-Construction Training Course
  • Ranked and placed on Ready-For-Dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 348
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000 hours / 3 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year through­­­­­ local training facility
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$15.96 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Laborers’ International Union of North America

Washington and Idaho District Council of Laborers

Local 238
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • 10th grade education or equivalent
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Dependable transportation
  • Pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact local union office to apply
  • Provide copy of driver’s license, DD-214, proof of education, and social security card or other valid I-9 Documents
  • Complete orientation and assessment
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed on list of eligible applicants
  • Complete interview
  • Attend Pre-Construction Training Course
  • Ranked and placed on Ready-For-Dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 238
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000 hours / 3 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year through­­­­­ local training facility
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$15.61 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: NORTHWEST LABORERS APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE

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Western Washington
Southwestern Washington

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.