Who We Are

LECET works with LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota to give LIUNA and signatory contractors the competitive advantage to win projects and jobs.

Who We Are


The Laborers – Employers Cooperation & Education Trust (LECET) of Minnesota and North Dakota was created in 1992 as a non – profit joint labor management cooperation organization affiliated with LIUNA Minnesota / North Dakota. LECET aims to promote and improve opportunities for Union construction while addressing a number of initiatives that are of mutual benefit to both signatory Union contractors and skilled construction craft LIUNA members (Laborers Union members).  2024 marks 32 years of promoting LIUNA, LIUNA’s Signatory Contractors and opportunities in the construction industry!

LECET VALUE ADDED SERVICES:  LECET Safety Driven Program •   LECET Safety Seminars • LECET Scholarship Program • Open Houses & Events • Networking Opportunities • LIUNA Career Promotion  • Marketing and Advertising Efforts • Industry Communications • Tracking Construction Projects & Jobs in all Markets



What's New

COMING SOON: Laborers Family FUN-Raiser Saturday August 17 @ Como Regional Park

JOIN US: Saturday August 17

LOCATION: Como Regional Park

TIME: 10 AM to 1 PM

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?  Union camaradarie and family fun!  Includes: Great Prizes (including a $3,000 Travel package grand Prize provided by LIUNA Local 563), BBQ Hot Dog lunch, Ice Cream, Sweet Corn, Fun Jumps entertainment, Face Painting and more.

Minnesota LECET & LIUNA MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA, with the support of LIUNA Local Union Affiliates, LIUNA members and friends of LIUNA have generated over $450,000 for charities since 2000. The charities include Ronald McDonald House – Upper Midwest and LaborCare – the Laborer Charitable Foundation, Washington DC.

If you are a member or individual and would like to donate, please contact us:
Phone: (651) 653-9776 : info@mnlecet.org
LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota
81 East Little Canada Road
St. Paul, MN 55117

Minnesota LECET & LIUNA MN & ND are honored and proud to support our communities and members through these charities.
Thank you all for your support!

COMING SOON: Laborers Family FUN-Raiser Saturday August 17 @ Como Regional Park



Check out our LIUNA MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA JOBS BOARD* for construction career opportunities in both states.
PLEASE NOTE: The job board changes routinely. Please bookmark and check out this site often.

*The LIUNA Build the North Jobs Board is a representation of job opportunities that LIUNA MN & ND is aware of through contractor and industry communication at the time of each job posting.  As positions open and close and the season’s change, the postings can change as well. Candidates are referred to Union Contractors, who do all employment hiring.

To locate Signatory Union Contractors with LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota, who may be hiring, visit our UNION CONTRACTOR ON LINE DIRECTORY

To learn about Apprenticeship and how to get started, visit: BUILD YOUR FUTURE WITH LIUNA!


North Dakota and Minnesota Locals

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Contact Information

LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 Joe Fowler , Business Manager Minneapolis Union Hall, 901 14th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 1091 Dan Olson , Business Manager Duluth Labor Temple, Hall A 2002 London Road 55812 Duluth , MN
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 405 Lorne Lundeen , Business Manager 1848 2nd Avenue SE, 55904 Rochester, MN
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 1097 Shawn Braford , Business Manager 712 4th St N, Virginia, MN 55792
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 363 AJ Lange , Business Manager 312 Central Avenue SE 55414 Minneapolis , MN
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 - Bismarck, ND 58504 Joe Fowler , Business Manager 2210 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND
LIUNA Laborers Union Local 563 - Fargo, ND Nick Slavicek , Director of LIUNA North Dakota 3002 1st Ave. North, Fargo, ND 58102

What We Do

Minnesota LECET mission is to promote the many benefits of Union construction while addressing issues that are of mutual benefit and concern to both signatory Union contractors and LIUNA members.

Minnesota & North Dakota LIUNA
Minnesota & North Dakota LIUNA

Chartered in 1968 by the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota (Laborers District Council of MN & ND), is based in St. Paul. The District Council is governed by an Executive Board and Delegate Assembly serving LIUNA members and retirees of five Local Unions in Minnesota & North Dakota: LIUNA Local 363 (Public Employees in Mpls, St. Paul and other locations in Minnesota);  LIUNA Local 405 (Rochester, Red Wing, Winona & Austin);  LIUNA Local 563 (Twin Cities Metro, Mankato, Saint Cloud, Western MN & North Dakota);  LIUNA Local 1091 (Duluth and Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas Counties in NW Wisconsin) and LIUNA Local 1097 (Virginia – iron range, Bemidji and NW Minnesota).  Shown here: https://liunaminnesota.org/locals

Market Expansion Program for Union Contractors
Market Expansion Program for Union Contractors

 Project Alerts from LECET MEP for Signatory Union Contractors

LECET provides FREE resources to track & expand market opportunities for LIUNA and signatory Union contractors through our Market Expansion Program for Contractors (MEP).

The LECET Market Expansion Program is a unique project lead service, designed by LECET for LIUNA signatory contractors. MEP primarily tracks public construction opportunities in the commercial building and heavy/highway construction markets per the contractors business development goals. For other markets including industrial project leads, large scale construction opportunities and all energy industry related markets contact LECET.

Safety Driven Program
Safety Driven Program

Minnesota LECET Safety Driven Program Rules and Forms:

For all the Nomination Forms and Rules, contact Minnesota LECET at 651-429-1600  info@mnlecet.org

*Quarterly Awards Program – Includes T-Shirts for nominated Laborers.  This program revolves all year long. Winners pick from a variety of prizes including jackets, coolers, provided by Minnesota LECET and are shown each quarter in the LECET Feel the Power Newsletter!

*Annual Awards Program – Coming in January, 2025, Signatory Union Contractors can nominate one Laborer for the Safety Driven Laborers Annual Award program and can also apply for the Safety Driven Contractor Annual Award of Excellence.  All prizes and awards furnished by Minnesota LECET.


LECET Safety Driven Golf Classic: 

Save the Date – July 9, 2024 at Keller Golf Course, St. Paul, MN

Minnesota LECET started the Safety Driven Program in 2007 as a way to recognize both Laborers Union (LIUNA) members and Signatory Union Contractors for their safe work record and proactive approach in improving overall safety. The program includes our Safety Seminar Series for Union Contractor employer representatives to gain additional knowledge on current topics related to construction site safety and member / worker health.

All proceeds gained through the golf classic  go toward Laborers Safety Driven Anual Award recognition.

Interested in Joining us at the 2024 LECET Safety Driven Golf Classic?  Contact us at info@mnlecet.org.


Academic Scholarship / Leadership Grant Program
Academic Scholarship / Leadership Grant Program

The future of the construction industry belongs to those who seek it. The Minnesota LECET Academic Scholarship and Leadership Grant program helps eligible candidates advance in the construction industry through this specialized financial assistance program. For eligibility, visit the official program rules per each application or contact Minnesota LECET: info@mnlecet.org  (651) 429-1600

Financial assistance is available only to current LIUNA MN & ND members and their immediate family members in the construction trades industry and to staff, representatives / interns working for signatory Union Contractor’s of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota.

2024 Minnesota LECET Academic Scholarship Program: Contact Minnesota LECET 

2024 Minnesota LECET Leadership Grant Program: Contact Minnesota LECET

SAFETY DRIVEN PROGRAM Since 2007 LECET has recognized over 1,500 skilled construction craft LIUNA members and  over 200 signatory Union contractor employers for safe work efforts through our Safety Driven Program. The program has built a platform for contractors to network and share best practices, which is raising the bar for safety in the Great Lakes Region. Participation is free for signatory Union contractor employers with all awards provided by Minnesota LECET.

Minnesota LECET’s SAFETY SEMINAR SERIES is an educational series designed for Union Contractor representatives covering a myriad of topics in the leadership, safety and occupational health arena. Prior topics have included: trench safety, covid protocols, silica awareness, elevated work platform safety, hospital protocols, chop saw safety, focus four, leadership development, mental health and more, with over 41 sessions held since 2014!

Minnesota LECET: (651) 429-1600  info@mnlecet.org









Working closely with LIUNA Minnesota and the Minnesota State Building & Construction Trades Council,  Fair Contracting Foundation of Minnesota continually monitors and works on issues of mutual concern to the Union Construction industry that affect both Union construction workers and Signatory Union Contractors in Minnesota.   <Click Here to Connect with FCF>




INTERESTED IN A LIUNA CAREER? Please contact us using the form below.

Minnesota LECET | LIUNA Minnesota & North Dakota

81 East Little Canada Road, St. Paul, MN 55318

Phone:     651-429-1600
Email:       info@mnlecet.org
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