LABORER

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.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

Laborers’ International Union of North America
Washington and Idaho District Council of Laborers
Local 242
Local 252
Local 292
Local 440
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 Apprenticeship
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:
$21.32 + 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 335
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 335
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:
$18.34 + 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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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.