Laborers’ International Union of North America 
LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees. LIUNA members are on the forefront of the construction industry – a sector that is a powerhouse of 12 million workers producing 5 percent of our countries’ economic output.

Laborers’ Union, Local 563
Cory Bryson , Business Agent
1323 East Front Avenue #2 
Bismarck, ND 58504 
Business phone: 701-223-5991 
Fax: 701-258-7756

Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association 
OPCMIA members represent skilled plasterers, cement masons, shophands and associated members. Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings of buildings, apply plaster on masonry, metal, wirelath or gypsum. Cement masons are responsible for all concrete construction, including pouring and finishing of slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving and other concrete construction.

Cement Masons Local 633
Jerome Johnson

International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)
SMART members work in several industries. Sheet metal workers fabricate, install and service heating, venting, and air conditioning systems; blowpipe and industrial systems; metal roofing; coping and flashing; and stainless steel work for restaurants, kitchens and hospitals. They prepare shop and field drawings manually and with computer programs.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 10
Ron Nelson

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting
UA is a multi-craft union that represents plumbers and pipe, sprinkler, and refrigerator fitters, as well as service technicians. All of these jobs require the installation, remodeling or maintenance of systems that carry water, steam, air and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, heating and air conditioning, and many other uses. Workers measure, cut, and bend pipe, as well as weld, braze, caulk, solder, glue or thread joints at residential and commercial job sites.

Randy Armstrong, Business Manager
131 35th Ave. NE
Minot, ND  58703
701 838-2654

International Union of Operating Engineers  
The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive, diversified trade union that primarily represents operating engineers, who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors in the construction industry, and stationary engineers, who work in operations and maintenance in building and industrial complexes, and in the service industries. IUOE also represents nurses and other health industry workers, a significant number of public employees engaged in a wide variety of occupations, as well as a number of job classifications in the petrochemical industry

Al Henke
IUOE Local #49
2901 Twin City Drive
Mandan, ND 58554

Darrell Miller
IUOE Local #49
2901 Twin City Drive
Mandan, ND 58554
Cell: 701-516-6426

United Brotherhood of Carpenters
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America represents more than a half-million men and women who provide safe, productive work every day. We equip our professional craftsmen with skills that are demanded in today’s construction industry. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters is one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with nearly a half-million members in the construction and wood-products industries.

Carpenter’s and Millwrights Local 1091
Levi Backhaus, Business Agent
217 S Mandan St
Bismarck, ND 58504-5516

Carpenter's and Millwrights Local 1176

Brian Pyle

513 36th St. N

Fargo, ND 58103


Our Individual Unions

Every advance in this half-century--Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another--came with the support and leadership of American Labor. —Jimmy Carter

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
Members of the Iron Workers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal parts in buildings and on bridges, dams, skyscrapers, factories and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel griders and columns to form structural frameworks, including the welding for metal decking.

Ironworkers Local 512
Marc Jurek, Business Rep --Region C
2901 Twin City Dr, No. 104
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-663-4266
Fax: 701-663-4215

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Members of this union apply insulation to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring thermal control of temperatures. The responsibilities of these mechanics, improvers and apprentices also include the manufacture, fabrication, assembling, molding, erection, spraying, pouring, mixing, hanging, preparation, application, adjusting, alteration, repairing, dismantling, reconditioning, corrosive control, testing and maintenance of heat or frost insulation. Workers also handle insulation materials made of fiberglass, rubber, calcium silicate and urethane. Asbestos workers also do removal of asbestos containing material.

Heat and Frost Insulators Local 133 is located in Fargo.
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Nathan Guerts

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
The Boilermakers are a diverse union of workers in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, professional emergency medical services, repair and related industries. Boilermakers build and repair ships, fishing boats, ferries, barges, cranes, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, plate and structural fabrications among other things. These skilled workers often use acetylene torches, power grinders and other equipment for welding, burning, cutting, rigging, layout and bolting. It’s hard work, and heavy lifting and dedication to the craft is required.

Boilermakers Local 647
Wendlin Piatz


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
The IBEW represents workers in the electrical industry including construction, gas and electric utilities, telecommunications, railroads and government agencies. Construction and residential electricians work in all phases of the electrical construction and service industry. Their worksites ranges from single-family residences to state-of- the-art industrial plants. Inside wire workers may install and maintain conduits, switches and converters, as well as wire lighting, to complex systems incorporating computerization and high technology. Electricians work in the electric sign industry and increasingly perform more work in the installation of fiber optics and voice/data/video equipment.

Randy Bartsch
Business Manager, IBEW Local 714
1925 North Broadway (P.O. Box 1906)
Minot, ND 58702

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
BAC represents all skilled trowel trades workers, including bricklayers, tile setters, plasterers, cement masons, marble masons, restoration workers, and terrazzo and mosaic workers. Their work can be seen on many buildings, homes, stadiums, monuments and landmarks throughout the United States and Canada.

Bricklayers Local 1
Randy Carlson, Business Rep
701-721-2640 Cell

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

IUPAT members work in one or more of several crafts: painting, wallpaper hanging, glazing (glass work), drywall and taping, floor covering, and sign and display work.Painters and paperhangers work in industrial, commercial and residential settings, from bridges and ships to interior walls of office buildings and homes. 

Painters and Allied Trades Local
Jason Ehlert
Business Marketing Developer
(701) 541-3025

International Union of Elevator Constructors
Elevator Constructors - The IUEC represent the most qualified and trained elevator constructors in the world. Members assemble, install and replace elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walkways and similar equipment in new and old buildings. Elevator constructors also maintain and repair this equipment once it is in service, as well as modernize older equipment.