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The members of Laborers' Local 341 elected the officers in 2013. Here is a brief introduction and thank you from each.

 

Job Announcement: Training Coordinator/Lead Instructor

The Alaska Laborers Training School is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual to join our staff as a Training Coordinator at the Anchorage School. Qualified individuals must possess substantial experience as a Laborer and have worked in a variety of capacities in Alaska. A strong background in Civil Work is preferred. The following are highlights of the position’s specifications. Closing date for the job is October 10, 2014. Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Alaska Laborers Training School Attention: Suzanne McCarthy  Email: smccarthy@aklts.org

Position: Full Time Training Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities: The scheduling and delivery of training, training materials, products and services in subject matter specific to Construction Craft Laborers.

Position Specifications:
  • Possess strong communication skills to effectively and efficiently deliver specific information to construction personnel.
  • Coordinate and conduct basic and advanced technical training for apprentices and journey level workers.
  • Assist in designing training programs that meet the needs of the Alaska Workforce.
  • Capable of working independently, within a team, and with outside subject matter experts.
  • Conduct monitoring of students to ensure a thorough understanding of information as well as proctor both written and performance-based testing.
  • Capable of personally demonstrating proper use, safety, and maintenance of assorted tools and equipment.
Position Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years of construction experience or completion of an Apprenticeship program and 5 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer use
  • Civil experience & equipment operation
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Alaska driver’s license




2014-2015 Training Schedule

The 2014-2015 Training School schedule has been finalized and can be downloaded here for your convenience.



 

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Joey Merrick - Business Manager / Secretary Treasurer of Laborers' Local 341.

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Ron McPheters - President of Laborers' Local 341

Say No to Ordinance 37!
Here's a message from your friends and neighbors giving an example of how outsourcing might impact Anchorage services if Ordinance 37 doesn't get reversed.

Unions set the standards for wages and benefits that even non-union employers follow.

Example:
--“a high school graduate whose workplace is not unionized but whose industry is 25% unionized is paid 5% more than similar workers in less unionized industries.”

Perhaps even more importantly, the hard work of Unions over the years has created an environment in which workers can expect certain protections on the job. The concepts of minimum wage, overtime pay, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, family medical leave for the care of newborns or sick family members, and protections for basic civil rights have come about largely thru the tireless efforts of Labor Unions. Unions play a vital role in enforcing these labor protection laws as well. The development of grievance procedures which provides “due process” in the workplace, is used by nonunion employers, but is a tried and true Union idea.

Unions, which are non profit organizations, support our community thru charitable activities, such as United Way campaigns and sponsoring youth sports teams. Unions promote education thru apprenticeship programs, scholarships, and re-imbursement for continuing education.

If there is a way to improve the lives of our members we want to be involved!

Laborers Local 341 -> The Labor Union working for Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska Laborers Union. The Alaska Labor Union that is continuing to provide training, fair pay, fair working conditions, workers rights to the Alaskan Laborer.

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