The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America is committed both to healthier Laborers and healthier employer bottom lines.
We know that a safety conscious and healthy workforce has far less lost work time injuries. Finally, we know that outstanding, long-term health promotion and occupational safety and health programs mean happier, more fulfilling lives for Laborers and their families.
We are dedicated to:
- Enhancing jobsite health and safety
- Bolstering the health of Laborers and their families
- Strengthening the health benefit services of LIUNA health & welfare funds
- Boosting the competitiveness of LIUNA signatory employers
- Supporting the Laborers’ International Union of North America
The Southern California Laborers Training school is a state-of-the-art training facility that offers a wide variety of construction-related training to Southern California Laborers Union Members.
The Laborers Training & Retraining Trust Fund trains the current and future Journeyman in the construction industry as well as administers the Laborers Apprenticeship, Laborers Cement Mason Apprenticeship and Laborers Landscape & Irrigation Fitter Apprenticeship programs.
These programs are approved by the California Apprenticeship Council (CAC), the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) and are federally recognized and accredited by IAS a 3rd party source.
!!The LIUNA Difference!!
From pay to training to retirement, LIUNA members live better.
Men and women working in the construction industry see the difference a union makes in every paycheck.
- average wage for a union-worker is $28.08,
- average wage for a non-union worker is $18.10
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Heavy and Highway
- average wage for a union worker is $41.94
- average wage for a non-union worker is $18.93
According to Engineering News Record’s Construction Economics Department.
LIUNA members are safer on the job.
- Members are empowered with the ability to speak out about workplace hazards.
- Members are provided with training in order to recognize potential hazards.
A recent study found that the construction fatality rate in states with high union membership is half that of states with lower union membership.
Workers within a union also have an advantage when it comes to HEALTHCARE and RETIREMENT. The Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey reports:
- 85% of union workers have health care insurance which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drugs compared to the 54% of non-union workers
- 76% of union workers have a guaranteed defined-benefit pension plan while only 16% of non-union workers have a pension plan.