Laborers Local 397

Laborers Local 397’s officers and membership always strive to provide Union employees that will provide and maintain the most skilled and safe workforce that makes contractors and employers want to be Union, to partner with contractors and employers to provide construction craftsmanship that exceeds the owner’s expectations, and furthermore: to build and maintain the most skilled workforce to help our community, state and nation be a greater place to live.

Our History

Local 397 is part of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LUINA) and was founded on April 12, 1892; making it Southern Illinois’ oldest labor organization.

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