As a member of Laborers’ Local Union 657 , you are entitled to a variety of benefits through several funds, including but not limited to:
Disaster Relief Fund – in the event of a major disaster, such as total loss due to fire, Local 657 can provide some assistance to any member. Monies are disbursed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Business Manager.
Emergency Assistance – similar to the Disaster Relief Fund, the Emergency Assistance Fund is administered by the Community Services Agency, Metropolitan Washington AFL-CIO. Local 657 will make a referral to its members, who are entitled to a one-time benefit for various circumstances, such as late utility and medical bills, rent, or child support.
Sick & Bereavement Fund – in the event one of our members is injured or in the hospital, the Local 657 will deliver a “Get Well” gift to you.
Member Death Benefit – when a member of Local 657 becomes deceased, any beneficiary of that member may make a claim for a death benefit. The amount of the benefit is determined by the number of continued years of service.
Scholarship Fund (available for the 2006-2007 school year) – high school seniors of the families of Local 657 members may apply for financial assistance towards their college education.
Members of Laborers’ Local Union 657 are also eligible for a variety of benefits including health, dental, vision and pension. For more information on member benefits, please contact the Laborers’ Trust Funds, now conveniently located on the second floor of the Union hall: