Laborers Local 872
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Be at least 18 years of age.
Documents: High School Diploma or equivalent at time of turning in application, Picture I.D., and Birth Certificate.
Must pass random drug screenings.
Be physically able to perform the work of trade with reasonable accommodations.
English fluency and the ability to comprehend the subject matter taught in related instruction.
Take a New Entrant Test.
Complete personal interview
What is a Laborer?
In construction, Laborers are the first craftworkers to arrive on a project and last to leave. Laborers perform many tasks on the jobsite, heavy highway, building construction, asphalt, pour and finish concrete, environmental remediation and restoration, tunnel and shaft construction, demolition, underground utilities and hod carriers. Using hand, power and pneumatic tools in the performance of their duties keeping abreast of the latest technology through training. Laborers also assist other crafts in the performance of their day to day assignments along with clearing and preparing sites for asphalt or cement placement to blueprint specifications.
What are the Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Working conditions will vary according to the weather and the type of work performed. Laborers will find themselves working outside in the summer heat and winter cold. Day or evening shifts may be required. Work is performed at heights, in trenches and sometimes underground. Rigorous physical activity and heavy lifting are involved with travel to remote area sometimes necessary.
Benefits of Working as a Laborer
Competitive pay, health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), pension, vacation fund, training and industry promotion.
Training is an important benefit because it has been estimated that trained laborers work almost 400 hours a year more than the untrained laborer. Laborers who take advantage of their training center to upgrade their skills are more likely to stay competitive.
About the Union
Laborers Local 872 exists because of its members. Workplace safety and quality construction are constantly at the forefront of all Union activities. Members of Local 872 are constantly building Las Vegas and benefitting the community. We advocate for public policy issues that increase economic development and create jobs across the community.