Who We Are


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

Who We Are

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS!

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).  2022 marks 30 years of promoting LIUNA, LIUNA’s Signatory Contractors and opportunities in the construction industry!

LECET VALUE ADDED SERVICES:  LECET Safety Driven Program •   LECET Safety Seminars • LECET Scholarship Program • Open Houses & Events • Networking Opportunities • LIUNA Career Promotion  • Marketing and Advertising Efforts • Industry Communications • Tracking Construction Projects & Jobs in all Markets

 

 

What's New

MN LABORERS BENEFITS DAY PLANNED FOR APRIL 1, 2023

LIUNA Members:
Plan to attend our 2023 MN Laborers Benefits Day!
A professional setting to meet your Core Benefit providers!

Saturday April 1, 2023 – 9AM to 1PM
At the Laborers Training Center

Meet these Core Provider Organizations!
MN Laborers Clinics powered by Health Partners
MN Laborers Fringe Benefit Funds (Pension, Health, Vacation & more)
Zenith American Solutions
Sand Creek EAP
TEAM EAP
Benecard (Prescription Benefit)
LECET
Laborers Training Center

PRESENTATIONS On the Hour: To be Announced

123050-MNL Benefits Day Newsletter insert_011923 FINAL

MN LABORERS BENEFITS DAY PLANNED FOR APRIL 1, 2023

SAFETY DRIVEN AWARDS EVENT SET FOR MARCH 31

UNION CONTRACTORS:
Plan to attend the Event of the Year!

2023 Annual Union Contractor Open House
Safety Driven Awards Banquet

Friday March 31, 2023
Laborers Training Center

Safety Seminar – 9 AM
Safety Driven Contractor Awards Ceremony – 11 AM
LUNCH – Tinucci’s Catering – Noon
Laborers Annual Award (ATV Giveaway) – 12:30 PM
Tours, Networking and more!
Register: Info@mnndlecet.org

SAFETY DRIVEN AWARDS EVENT SET FOR MARCH 31

Laborers Family FUN-Raiser August 19 2023

LIUNA MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA AND LECET PLANNING OUR 2023 LIUNA FAMILY FUN-RAISER PICNIC EVENT
AT COMO REGIONAL PARK

WHAT: Annual LIUNA Family FUN-RAISER & PICNIC EVENT.
WHEN: Saturday August 19, 2023 – 10 AM to 1 PM
WHERE: COMO REGIONAL PARK, St. Paul, MN
WHO: For LIUNA MN & ND Members and their families, signatory contractor representatives, Friends of LIUNA and invited guests!

Our 2023 charities include:
Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest (Twin Cities)
LIUNA – Laborers Charitable Foundation (Washington, DC)

If you are a member or individual and would like to donate, please call (651) 653-9776 or send contributions to:
LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota
81 East Little Canada Road
St. Paul, MN 55117

If you are a Signatory Union Contractor or organization wanting to support our Charitable causes, we have a unique process for you.
Email: info@mnndlecet.org or call (651) 429-1600.

We are proud to support our communities through these charities!
Thank you all for your support!

Laborers Family FUN-Raiser August 19 2023

BUILD THE NORTH JOBS BOARD

TO CHECK OUT CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES: CLICK HERE >>

TO REVIEW POTENTIAL CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR JOBS BOARD.
NOTE: The job board changes monthly. Please bookmark and save this site and check it often.
If you want more information, contact the Laborers Local Union Hall in your area.

*The LIUNA Build the North Jobs Board is a representation of job opportunities we are aware of through contractor communication and industry information at the current time and changes are frequent. Union Contractors do all hiring. For more information on Signatory Union Contractors with LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, visit www.LiunaContractorsMNND.org

BUILD THE NORTH JOBS BOARD

North Dakota and Minnesota Locals

Find any Affiliate

Please search by State or Province

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 AJ Lange , Business Manager 312 Central Avenue SE 55414 Minneapolis , MN
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 - Bismarck, ND 58504 Joe Fowler , Business Manager 2210 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 - Fargo, ND Nick Slavicek , Director of LIUNA North Dakota 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 of Minnesota & North Dakota, is based in Saint Paul and led by President & Business Manager Joel Smith. 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 (Public Employees in Mpls, St. Paul and other locations in Minnesota).

Market Expansion Program for Union Contractors
Market Expansion Program for Union Contractors

MEP Brochure For Signatory Union Contractors

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

The LECET Market Expansion Program is a unique project lead service, designed by LECET for LIUNA signatory contractors. MEP 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

2023 LECET Safety Driven Program Rules and Forms:

2023 LECET Safety Driven Official Program Rules: 2023 LECET Safety Driven Official Program Rules

Quarterly Awards Program: Laborers Quarterly Nomination Form SD-2

Laborers Annual Award Program: 2023 Laborers Annual Award Nomination Form SD-3.doc

Safety Driven Contractor Annual Award Program: 2023 Contractor Awards Application Form SD-4

Contractor Enrollment Form: Contractor Enrollment Form SD-1

LECET Safety Driven Golf Classic: 

Save the Date – July 11, 2023  Keller Golf Course, St. Paul, MN

Minnesota LECET started the Safety Driven Program in 2007 as a way to recognize both Laborers Union (LIUNA) members and Signatory Union Contractors for their continual investment and improvement in the area of construction safety. The program also includes a Safety Seminar Series for Union Contractor representatives to gain additional knowledge on current topics related to health and safety.

 

Academic Scholarship / Leadership Grant Program
Academic Scholarship / Leadership Grant Program

The future of the construction industry is in the hands of those who want to go and get it. The Minnesota LECET Academic Scholarship and Leadership Grant program embraces that notion through our unique financial assistance programs made available only to LIUNA MN & ND Members and Staff Members employed by Union Signatory Contractors with LIUNA MN & ND.  For eligibility, visit the official program rules per each application or contact Minnesota LECET: info@mnndlecet.org  (651) 429-1600

Financial assistance is available only to current LIUNA MN & ND members and immediate family members and current signatory Union Contractors affiliated with LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota.

2023 Minnesota LECET Academic Scholarship Program: Academic Scholarship Program Rules Application 2023: Academic Scholarship Program Rules Application 2023

2023 Minnesota LECET Leadership Grant Program: Leadership Grant Program Rules and Application 2023:Leadership Grant Program Rules and Application 2023

 

 

SAFETY DRIVEN PROGRAM Since 2007 LECET has recognized over 1,300 skilled construction craft LIUNA members and  over 100 signatory Union contractor employers for safe work efforts through our SAFETY DRIVEN PROGRAM! The program is a recognition based program which has created a forum for contractors to share best practices and raise the bar for safety in the region. To complement our Program, we added our SAFETY SEMINAR SERIES for Union Contractors to facilitate and educate a positive culture for workplace safety. 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 to sign up as a participating employer.

Safety Driven Program Rules: 2023 LECET Safety Driven Official Program Rules

Safety Seminar Series: LECET Safety Seminars 2023 Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAIR CONTRACTING FOUNDATION OF MINNESOTA

Working closely with LIUNA Minnesota and the Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council,  Fair Contracting Foundation of Minnesota continually monitors and works on issues of mutual concern to the Union Construction industry that affect both Union construction workers and Signatory Union Contractors in Minnesota.   <Click Here to Connect with FCF>

 

 


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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