As a member, you are represented on the job by your Local Union. Your Local Union Business Manager shoulders this responsibility, in many cases with the assistance of one or more field representatives. In addition, your Business Manager may appoint stewards to provide day-to- day representation on the job site. Our Union protects you in many ways such as enforcing rights under the collective bargaining agreement, and we also make fair wages and a fringe benefit package. The Union also protects against discrimination in employment by enforcing both contract rights and legal rights
One of the other benefits of being in the Union is having your representatives assist members in finding employment through referral services or hiring hall. We as a union also provide apprenticeship and training programs, offering members the opportunity to develop and improve skills needed to obtain-and to retain- employment in an ever more complex and demanding working world.