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Members

Local Unions fall under District Councils that work with Regional Offices and the International Union. Affiliated with the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local #517 represents a diverse membership of construction and general laborers who work in the Central/Northern Florida employed by:

  • Orange County
  • Orange County Tax Collector
  • Marion County
  • Marion Oaks MSTU
  • Disney
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • CF Industries
  • Mosaic
  • Manatee Bio Mass Plant
  • Rayonier Paper Mill
  • Signatory contractors 

Local #517 members take pride in their agreement, they bargain collectively to ensure that they will earn family-supporting wages, affordable health care coverage and retire with dignity. Union workers have a VOICE on Capitol Hill to take action against anti-worker bills exploiting our rights.  Quality training gives members an increased opportunity for career advancement leading.

Government statistics show that the average pay for union construction workers is more than 50% above that of non-union construction workers. Also, union members are more likely to have healthcare and a pension-- 82% of union construction workers have health insurance, compared to only 46% of non-union construction workers and 77% of union construction workers have a pension plan, compared to only 35% of non-union construction workers.

Members manage their own union, often become leaders, elect officers at all levels, and participate in the day-to-day affairs of their local unions through membership meetings. Members set priorities for contracts and are the key in the Union's growth and success at increasing market share. Members are encouraged to attend and participate in their monthly membership meetings that are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month. 

Members are represented by the Local #517 Business Manager, Field Representatives and Stewards. The Local #517 office staff is dedicated to serving membership with quality representation, stewardship programs, and career skills training. Local offices also get assistance from their District Council, Regional Office and the International Headquarters. If not yet represented by a Local Union, we encourage workers to visit the Local #517 office to sign-up to become a member.  Take the first step to a better quality of life - become a union member today!

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