Through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training, new members gain the skills to become a Construction Craft Laborer. LIUNA requires all new members to participate in a comprehensive apprenticeship program, consisting of 4,000 hours of on the job training with an additional 432 hours of classroom training. Through this program, men and women gain the necessary skills for building a career.
All training is provided free of charge to qualified candidates, and apprentices are paid according to a schedule based on training and experience. Pay raises are given after each period of 1,000 hours of work and 144 hours of training.
• First period at 60% of the journeyworker rate.
• Second period at 70% of the journeyworker rate
• Third period at 80% of the journeyworker rate
• Fourth period at 90% of the journeyworker rate