How To Join
If you have construction experience, we can sign you up as a new member when we have work available, and after we have put our existing members out to jobs. We are always interested in hiring hardworking men and women. Please call the hall with any questions. If you do not have construction experience, please see the “Apprentice Program” information below.
To become a member of Local 1180, an initiation fee and monthly dues are required. 90 days are provided to pay initiation fees in full. Monthly dues must be paid whether you are working or not.
Payments can be made at the union hall, by mailing a check or money order to the address provided, or via a mail slot with lock box for after-hours payment drop off. We also accept credit card payments via the Member Portal. The union hall is open 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Also, you will be entitled to health insurance coverage once you have reached 700 hours of work. Effective February 1, 2020, our benefits administrator is Healthcare Strategies, Inc. (“HSI”), 3031B Walton Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, telephone 866-722-8622. HSI is also available to answer questions regarding your earned pension credits.
On July 6, 1994, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training approved Laborers AGC’s National Apprenticeship Standards for the Construction Craft Laborers.
The Laborers’ District Council of Eastern PA applied and was approved for the first Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program from the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council on May 11, 1995. This is important because the laborer occupation was not considered to be an apprenticeable craft.
To apply for the Laborers’ Apprentice Program, you are required to come to the hall in person and fill out an application. You are required to have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license in order to be considered for testing. The Laborers’ Training Fund will notify you of the scheduled testing. Once you complete and pass the test, you will be entitled to 8 weeks of construction training at no cost to you.