The Issues Lecet Cares About
Chicago Area LECET
The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) bring the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) and its signatory contractors together to address issues of importance to both. Working as a team, they secure projects and jobs, increase union-sector market share, advertise their services, develop a workforce and advance shared market-related interests. One of LiUNA’s three cooperative labor-management tri-funds, LECET is similar to a trade association.
It looks down the road, sees where the construction industry is going, then utilizes the resources of LiUNA and the Tri-Funds to position Laborers and their signatory contractors to make the most of the future. It works closely with leading industry organizations on issues of importance to the entire industry such as transportation funding, market-related legislation, marketing strategies, and workforce development. LECET consists of one national office, located in Washington, DC, and a network of 31 regional, state, and local funds. Chicago Area LECET covers the 9-counties of northeastern Illinois.
Chicago Area LECET is affiliated with the 12 Laborers' Local Unions under the Chicago Laborers' District Council and covers the 9 northeasternmost counties in Illinois. Click here for contact information to all Locals.View All
Affiliated Contractor Associations
Our employers side consists of 14 construction industry associations, each representing a different market sector or geographical territory within our 9-county jurisdiction. Click here for contact information to all contractor associations.View All
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Programs and Activities
Safety Incentive Program
Chicago Area LECET's safety incentive program is our way of rewarding safety driven Laborers with valuable prizes, including a brand new pick up truck once a year!
Job Site Banners
Chicago Area LECET is able to provide fully customizable banners to display on job site fences or other applicable areas. The banners are intended to advertise our signatory contractors and brand the job sites as fully union job sites!
Using a variety of online tools, including LECET's own proprietary Market Expansion Program, LECET help keep our locals and contractors up to date on the construction industry, tracking job bids and awarded contractors.
Chicago Area LECET has created a unique scholarship program to help the dependents of LiUNA members who have been permanently disabled or killed on the job. It's our way to helping those who have found themselves in such unfortunate circumstances.
Bond Reimbursement Program
Chicago Area LECET will reimburse newly signed contractors for a portion of the surety bond they must secure when signing an agreement with the Laborers' District Council.