Laborers District Council of Western PA

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Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET)

Laborers AGC Training Fund

Western Pennsylvania Laborers Apprenticeship Program

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1701 State Street
Erie, PA 16501-2214
Phone: 814-452-3556
Toll Free: 877-866-3556
Fax: 814-452-3588

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Local 603 was chartered on October 14, 1931 and is part of the Laborers District Council of Western Pennsylvania located in Pittsburgh, PA, which covers 33 counties of Western Pennsylvania.  Our parent organization is the Laborers International Union of North America located in Washington, D.C.

Local 603 serves Erie, Warren, and McKean Counties. We are located in the upper northwest corner of Pennsylvania. Sitting on Lake Erie we are a  union involved with our fine city. There is union representation in all facets of government. We believe the best way to constitute change is to take an active role. The Laborers are a progressive union with an agenda of community involvement and support of economic development while maintaining unified strength. This new approach has warranted the local with a community awareness of the unions and what they can contribute to every facet with the development of a new progressive community. Members of Local 603 tend a variety of trades in the construction industry including bricklayers, carpenters, cement masons, electricians, operating engineers, pile drivers, plumbers and tilesetters.  They also provide qualified asbestos abatement, hazardous waste, and rod tying workers to the industry.  Our members are found in supervisory positions in the industry and frequently have overall responsibility for major projects.

Local 603 is a major participant in the Western Pennsylvania Laborers' Education and Training Trust Fund located in Saxonburg, PA.  Our members receive training in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing health and safety technical skills which are an integral part of the Construction and Environmental Industries.

Local 603 also participates in the Western Pennsylvania Laborers' Joint Apprenticeship Program.  Apprentices are accepted into the program through an application, testing and interview process.  By receiving on-the-job training and classroom courses from experienced instructors, and hands-on training at the Training Center, the apprentices will be well equipped to handle the ever-changing demands of the Building and Heavy and Highway construction industry.


John Tretter
Business Manager

Erie, Warren & McKean Counties

Robert Uhlman, Jr.

David Williams

Lee Strain

Recording Secretary
Jason Roach

Sergeant at Arms
Timothy Pietrasiewicz

Executive Board Members
Michael Kovac
William McLaughlin

Andre Horton
Jeffrey Hiner
James Vavro

Office Manager
Bonny Brown

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