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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I join the union ?

You need to come into our local office and fill out our “registration packet”. Once your paperwork is complete, you need to pay the $38 registration fee every 30 days until we put you to work. Once you are working, you will be required to pay the $300 initiation fee. Once your initiation fee is paid, you are a member. 

How many hours do I need to be eligible for benefits?

200 hours when you start then 140 hours per month to maintain coverage. 

I have been working for 2 months and have not received benefit card info yet?

Contractors report on a monthly basis on the 19th and there may be some lag time. Have you moved recently?  Did you update your info at the trust? 

Who do I contact for insurance and pension eligibility questions?

William C. Earhart (503)460-5245 or (877)396-5845, also online at 

What night are the Union Meetings?

In Portland, they are on the third Thursday of every Month at 6:00 pm at the Local 737 Meeting Hall;

17230 NE Sacreamento St., Portland, OR 97230

On the second Tuesday in February, May, August, November in Central Point at the Labor Temple.

On the second Wednesday in February, May, August, and November in Springfield.

On the third Tuesday in February, May, August, and November in Hermiston. 

What holidays do I have off?

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following day, Christmas Day.  If the holiday falls on a Saturday, then the previous Friday is considered the holiday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, then the following Monday is considered the holiday. 

What are the hours of the financial office? 

Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

What is the contact for the training center?

Toll Free Number: (800) 511-2907

Phone Number: (541) 745-5513


Dental providers that work at our rates? 

Access Dental-Access Dental delivers quality dentistry and establishes long term relationships. They have made a commitment to provide a nurturing, safe and pleasant atmosphere that inspires continuous improvement through consistent support and feedback.

BrightNow! Dental- Provides general and specialty and orthodontics dental services. They have been supporting unions for nearly 40 years.

Sunrise Dental -Sunrise Dental offers union members an economical dental solution in Oregon and Washington. Sunrise Dental has employed some of the top dentists in the area, and their dental offices are equipped with cutting-edge equipment such as intra-oral cameras, digital x-rays and minimally invasive implant products.

Willamette Dental Group- Willamette Dental Group aims to provide the best proactive dental care for the members it serves. Their past 40 years of success has been built on their dedication and standards of healthcare that put their members first.

Scholarships Available to Members?

 Vernie Reed Scholarship

A scholarship program for certain members of the Laborers' International Union has been established as a living
memorial to the late W. Vernie Reed, General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Union.

Through the generosity of Brother Reed's friends and associates, a self perpetuating fund will provide a program of
yearly scholarships to assist eligible worthy students in furthering their four (4) year undergraduate education. The
first award was made in the Spring of 1981. Scholarships are usually awarded before July.

Union Plus

Helping union members and their children attend college. For the past 22 years, Union Plus has distributed over 3.7 million scholarship dollars to working families. The scholarship application is available June to January each year.