Located in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we are a labor union
that represents close to 2,000 workers in all phases of construction.
Founded back in 1964, our union has been involved in some of the biggest
projects in the area, including the airport, the new sports stadiums,
skyscrapers, and countless other projects, both large and small.
jurisdiction covers Allegheny County. We are affiliated with the Laborers'
District Council of Western Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of LiUNA(Laborers'
International Union of North America). We also are affiliated with the
local, state, and national Building Trades, as well as the local, state, and
national AFL-CIO organization.
WHAT WE DO: We tend other building tradesman on large
commercial projects, both public and private, as well as city, county, and
private housing projects. Duties our members perform may include concrete
work, forklift driving, scaffold building, etc... Our laborers are
well-trained in the environmental field as well, servicing our asbestos
removal, lead remediation, and hazardous waste contractors.
A LETTER FROM YOUR BUSINESS MANAGER,
For the better part of my life I have been fortunate to have had union
representation, twenty seven of those years with Laborers Local 373. I have
been a registered democrat since I graduated high school and still am. The
Laborers District Council of Western Pa. has always made decisions based on
the welfare of the hard working people they represent, the endorsement of
Gov. Tom Corbett was made based on his willingness to move legislation
forward that was vital to our members and actually the safety of all of us
regarding our roads, bridges, tunnels, water treatment facilities, etc..
Without the cooperation between Tom Corbett and Philip Ameris, the President
and Business Manager of our organization, also he is ELECTED by his peers,
because of his unconditional loyalty and steadfast leadership for his
members. He leads by example in his work and his community, this I know
because I have worked with him for almost two decades, the choice of
candidates are based on people willing to put aside party issues, and help
our members continue to work, continue to have medical and pension benefits
and continue to live a decent life, nothing more, nothing less.
Business Manager Laborers Local 373 / President Pittsburgh Regional
Building Trades Council
NOTICE TO MEMBERS ABOUT DUES REMINDER
We are very sorry for the inconvenience it may cause you; however, we
are no longer permitted to send reminder notices for late dues per the LIUNA
Constitution, Article VIII, Section 4 which states:
The monthly dues are due on the first day of the
month and unless paid on or before the last day of the following month, the
member shall be deemed suspended by the International Union without notice.
Please remember to keep up to date with your monthly dues. If they are
being deducted by a contractor, please send a copy of your paystub to the
union hall. As always, if there are any questions, please contact the
WILLIAM BROOKSMATTHEW McHUGH
LABOR DAY PARADE SET FOR MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 1 AT 10am!!!
It's that time of the year again when we gather to celebrate the Labor
movement. Please make plans to join your fellow union brothers and sisters
to walk in the annual Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade. As usual, we will be
meeting at 10am in the upper lot of the former Mellon Arena. Come out, pick
up a t-shirt & hat, grab a hot dog, and join us for a walk through
Pittsburgh in solidarity for working men & women!
An audio message from your Business Manager, Bill Brooks!
How do you complete the Wellness Profile? You can either fill out a
paper copy that you can get from the Combined Funds office, or simply fill
one out online. Remember, a Wellness Profile must be filled out by both you
and your spouse, if appicable. To find out more about your healthcare, and
how to fill out your Wellness Profile, visit the newly expanded Highmark
Healthare section! Click here to
find out more....
OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICALS NOW BEING OFFERED AT
TO ALL MEMBERS: After a long time in the planning stages, Occupational
Physicals for Asbestos Workers are now being offered at the Training Center
The first date has been set for: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
Other dates will be soon to follow. YOU MUST
CALL TO SCHEDULE A TIME FOR YOUR PHYSICAL, REGARDLESS IF YOU'RE TAKING A
REFRESHER THAT DAY OR NOT!! This is a great opportunity for those
who need it to get it done while you're up here already. Please take
advantage of this and schedule your Occupational Physical today!
BEAVER COUNTY CRACKER PLANT - HAZARDOUS
WASTE CERTIFICATION NEEDED!
The Training Center has been holding numerous Hazardous Waste
classes. If/when this plants goes, their will be a major call-out for
members. One certification they will be looking for to hire you will be a
valid Hazardous Waste card. Without this certification, you may not be able
to work there. Please, sign up for this class ASAP!!!!
On Thursday, May 22 the Laborers' District Council of Western
Pennsylvania officially endorsed current Governor Tom Corbett for
re-election. As President and Business Manager Philip Ameris stated: "It's
not about the Republican or Democratic parties. It's about Union issues. We
will support, and hold accountable, candidates that are interested in
protecting the working class."
GOVERNOR CORBETT LANDS LABORERS' AND
PA – The Corbett-Cawley campaign today announced that
Boilermakers Local 154 have endorsed Governor Tom Corbett for
re-election. They are the second major labor union to endorse Governor
Corbett. In endorsing Corbett, Boilermakers Local 154 Business Manager
Raymond C. Ventrone touted Governor Corbett’s commitment to the energy
industry in Pennsylvania. Read More >>
POLITICALLY UNCORRECT: TOM WOLF'S REAL
Newly nominated Democrat
Tom Wolf thinks he is running against Republican incumbent Tom Corbett
for Pennsylvania governor. And he is. But he is also running against
history — a lot of it — all predicting that Wolf won’t defeat Corbett in
the fall. That history may turn out to be Wolf’s toughest opponent and
his greatest obstacle to becoming Pennsylvania’s next governor.
Read More >>
PA TRANSPORTATION FUNDING INCREASE IS SOME
PAIN, BUT BIG GAIN!
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, PENNLIVE.COM; Published
July 3, 2014
I want to thank Gov. Corbett and the General Assembly for the
stimulus provided by the passage of Act 89 of 2013. This Act
provides an eventual $2.3 billion per year increase for
transportation improvements by phasing out the cap on the state's
oil franchise tax.
In the long term, I believe we will all be better off because of
this Act. A 2012 study by the College of William and Mary for The
Associated Equipment Distributors points to a $1.15 payback through
increased GDP, over the next 20 years, for every dollar spent on
road and bridge improvements.
Consider, too, how better roads help farmers get their goods to
market, and how they help commuters get to work more efficiently.
Improvements on lower volume roads will result in improved sight
distances, helping us to get our children to school more safely. In
fact, a recent study by the Federal Highway Administration cited by
TRIP, the Road Information Program, indicated that each $100 million
in highway spending will save 145 lives over a 10 year period.
Some pain, yes. Added gas taxes are no free lunch. But in the
short- and long-term, I believe Pennsylvanians are benefitting
economically, and will enjoy a safer, more mobile environment
through better roads and bridges. Thanks to our elected leaders for
having the courage to stand up and do the right thing.
DAVID O. HUNT JR., Derry Twp.
WHAT HAVE LABOR UNIONS DONE FOR US, AND FOR ALL!
1) WEEKENDS WITHOUT WORK
2) ALL BREAKS AT WORK, INCLUDING YOUR LUNCH BREAK!
3) PAID VACATIONS
4) FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE ACT(FMLA)
5) SICK LEAVE
6) SOCIAL SECURITY
7) MINIMUM WAGE
8) CIVIL RIGHTS ACT/TITLE VII - PROHIBITS EMPLOYER
9) 8-HR WORK DAY
10) OVERTIME PAY
11) CHILD LABOR LAWS
12) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ACT(OSHA)
13) 40-HR WORK WEEK
14) WORKERS' COMPENSATION(WORKERS' COMP)
15) UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
17) WORKPLACE SAFETY STANDARDS & REGULATIONS
18) EMPLOYER HEALTH CARE INSURANCE
19) COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES
20) WRONGFUL TERMINATION LAWS
21) AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT OF 1967(ADEA)
22) WHISTLEBLOWER PROCTECTION LAWS
23) EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT(EPPA) -
PROHIBITS EMPLOYERS FROM USING A LIE DETECTOR TEST ON AN EMPLOYEE
24) VETERAN'S EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SERVICES(VETS)
25) COMPENSATION INCREASES AND EVALUATIONS(i.e. RAISES)
26) SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWS
27) AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT(ADA)
28) HOLIDAY PAY
29) EMPLOYER DENTAL, LIFE, AND VISION INSURANCE
30) PRIVACY RIGHTS
31) PREGNANCY AND PARENTAL LEAVE
32) MILITARY LEAVE
33) THE RIGHT TO STRIKE
34) PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
35) LAWS ENDING SWEATSHOPS IN THE UNITED STATES
36) EQUAL PAY ACTS OF 1963 & 2011 - REQUIRES
EMPLOYERS PAY MEN & WOMEN EQUALLY FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF WORK
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