Who We Are

LECET works with LIUNA Minnesota / North Dakota to give LIUNA and signatory contractors the competitive advantage to win projects and jobs.

Who We Are

The Laborers – Employers Cooperation & Education Trust (LECET) of Minnesota and North Dakota was created in 1992 as a non – profit joint labor management cooperation organization affiliated with LIUNA Minnesota / North Dakota. LECET aims to promote and improve opportunities for Union construction while addressing a number of initiatives that are of mutual benefit to both signatory Union contractors and skilled construction craft LIUNA members (Laborers Union members).


• LECET Safety Driven Program
• LECET Scholarship Program
• Open House, Special Events & Industry Networking Opportunities
• Career Promotion Efforts
• Marketing & Advertising
• Regular Industry Communication
• Track Industry Construction Opportunities in all market segments

What's New

2019 Laborers Family FUN-Raiser!

LIUNA Members and friends of LIUNA: Plan on attending our Annual Laborers Family FUN-Raiser Picnic at Como Regional Park, Saturday August 17! All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest and the Laborers Charitable Foundation. Follow the LIUNA Minnesota Facebook Page for more updates.

2019 Laborers Family FUN-Raiser!

North Dakota and Minnesota Locals

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Contact Information

LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 Joe Fowler , Business Manager Minneapolis Union Hall, 901 14th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 1091 Dan Olson , Business Manager Duluth Labor Temple, Hall A 2002 London Road 55812 Duluth , MN
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 405 Sheldon Steele , Business Manager 1848 2nd Avenue SE, 55904 Rochester, MN
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 1097 Shawn Braford , Business Manager 712 4th St N, Virginia, MN 55792
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 363 Tony Kelly , Business Manager 312 Central Avenue SE 55414 Minneapolis , MN
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 - Bismarck, ND Joe Fowler , Business Manager 1323 East Front Avenue, #2, Bismarck, ND 58504
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 - Fargo, ND Joe Fowler , Business Manager 3002 1st Ave. North, Fargo, ND 58102

What We Do

Minnesota LECET aims to promote the many benefits of Union construction while addressing issues that are of mutual benefit and concern to both signatory Union contractors and LIUNA members.

Minnesota & North Dakota LIUNA
Minnesota & North Dakota LIUNA

Chartered in 1968 by the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, a.k.a. Laborers District Council, is based in Saint Paul and led by President & Business Manager Tim Mackey.

The District Council is governed by an Executive Board and Delegate Assembly and serves the members, families and retirees of five Local Unions in Minnesota & North Dakota: Local 563 (Twin Cities Metro, Mankato, Saint Cloud & North Dakota); Local 405 (Rochester, Red Wing, Winona & Austin); Local 1091 (Duluth); Local 1097 (Virginia); and Local 363 (City of Minneapolis & Saint Paul public employees).

Market Expansion Program for Contractors
Market Expansion Program for Contractors

Flyer and Registration Information

LECET provides resources to track & expand market opportunities for LIUNA and signatory Union contractors through our Market Expansion Program for Contractors (MEPC).

The LECET Market Expansion Program for Contractors is a unique project lead service, designed specifically for LIUNA signatory contractors. MEPC primarily tracks public construction opportunities in the commercial building and heavy/highway construction markets per the contractors business development goals.

For other markets including industrial project leads, large scale construction opportunities and all energy industry related markets contact LECET.

Safety Driven Program
Safety Driven Program

2019 Minnesota LECET Safety Driven Official Program Rules

2019 Laborers Quarterly Nomination Form

2019 Contractor Enrollment Form

Minnesota LECET implemented the Safety Driven Program as a way to recognize both Laborers Union members and Signatory Contractors for their commitment to and strong results in the area of construction safety.

Academic Schoarship / Leadership Grant Program
Academic Schoarship / Leadership Grant Program

Scholarship Program Flyer 2019

Leadership Grant Program Rules & Application 2019

Academic Scholarship Program Rules & Application 2019 2020

Minnesota LECET believes that the future of the construction industry is in the hands of those that want to go and get it.


Since 2007 LECET has recognized hundreds of skilled construction craft LIUNA members and signatory Union contractor employers for safe work efforts through our SAFETY DRIVEN PROGRAM! The program has created a forum for contractors to share best practices and raise the bar in safety in the region. Enrollment for signatory contractor employers is free with all prizes and awards provided by LECET Minnesota / North Dakota. Contact LECET at (651)429-1600 or info@mnndlecet.org.

Working closely with LIUNA Minnesota, The Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council and the Fair Contracting Foundation of Minnesota, LECET monitors issues of importance to both signatory Union Contractor Employers and LIUNA members.

Contact Us

Questions? Please contact us using the form below.

Minnesota LECET

81 East Little Canada Road, St. Paul, MN 55318

Phone:     651-429-1600
Email:       info@mnndlecet.org
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