Step 4 Apprentice, Laborers of Western Pennsylvania
Duane was working non-union construction, and while his hourly rate is initially lower, the Laborers offer health and pension benefits that are virtually unheard of in non-union construction. He’s also focused on the long-term.
“There’s a stability here in the Laborers and they have a great relationship with contractors which creates on-going opportunities,” he said. “The training is extensive and really prepares you for the job site.”
Duane also likes the discipline the Laborers instill in their apprentices, keeping everyone focused and committed to a high level of performance and quality work.