Born of strife and struggle, our members have been uniting for better lives since 1903.
We honor a heritage that began when courageous workers overcame hostility, threats and violence to join together for better lives. We honor that heritage through current struggles — being heard in government, raising standards for workers and employers on the job, and reaching out to a new generation of workers yearning for a better life.
The men and women of Laborers Local #264 do the hard, dangerous and sometimes dirty work of building our communities.
We are the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.
Our members are on the forefront of the construction industry – which today is an economic powerhouse of 12 million working men and women who produce 5 percent of the gross domestic product of the U.S. and Canada.
A half-million strong, we are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.
FACT: National interest groups, funded by big corporations, banks and insurance companies are lobbying for "right to work" bills. These outsiders want to increase business profits by destroying unions, cutting pay and eliminating benefits.
FACT: According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of workplace deaths is 51 percent higher in states with right-to-work, where unions can't speak on behalf of workers.
FACT: Right-to-work laws allow government to tell companies and their workers what they can and can't bargain over. Labor and management should have the freedom to agree upon the conditions of work...without interference. Negotiation is the key to protecting workers and their families.
SAY NO to right-to-work! Help us fight back!
Please contact our Political Director, Theresa Garza Ruiz, for more info or to have her speak with your group/organization on this issue.