About Laborers 55


It all starts with the five values of Laborers 55: respect, cooperation, equality, justice and accountability. It is a credo that extends beyond our members. We don’t sign agreements with employers. We have partners who employ our members. We believe that our union can contribute to solving community issues like job creation and retention, economic development and strengthening the middle class.

Historically, unions define themselves by their jurisdiction, their work specialization. For Laborers 55, our jurisdiction is community-centered relationships. As our economy evolves, and jobs and demographics shift, we need a union with the flexibility and forethought to address emerging issues.

That’s Laborers 55.

“In Newark, NJ, local government, business and labor are pioneering a public-private partnership to get everyday people quality jobs doing green retrofits on low-income seniors' homes, keeping them warm and saving them money.”

VAN JONES, special adviser to the president for green jobs, enterprise and innovation, on Laborers 55