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Local 55

Laborers Local 55 is one of the nation's first local unions dedicated exlusively to residential construction and energy efficiency retrofitting.  Through our innovative training programs we are able to provide the industry's most productive and reliable workforce.  We are proud to serve contractors and developers in New Jersey and Delaware.


Executive Board

Wayne Richardson, President

Marien Casillas, Vice President

Hector Fuentes, Secretary-Treasurer and Business Manager

Rita Denito, Recording Secretary

Lou Kimmel, Executive Board

Yanira Merino, Executive Board 


Local 55 News Room

Apprenticeship applications now being accepted

Published By: NJ Laborers on 2014-10-06


The New Jersey Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program is accepting Apprentice applications. 

LIUNA’s Osborne eager to get to work in NJ’s largest city

Published By: NJ Laborers on 2014-05-29

Newark’s Councilman-Elect focused on safety, schools, and jobs


LIUNA members get dispatched to jobs all the time.  No big deal, right?  Well, for...

Support the EPA's Passaic River Bank to Bank Cleanup Plan.

Published By: NJ Laborers on 2014-04-23

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a comprehensive bank-to-bank clean up of the Lower Passaic River, an area left for dead after decades of industrial pollution.  While their recommendations carry some weight, the fact is that offending...

Raymond M. Pocino on the need for living wages at Port Authority airports

Published By: NJ Laborers on 2014-03-07

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey should waste no time in adopting a living wage standard for all of its airports.  All workers deserve a family-sustaining wage and benefits for their labor. Certainly,...

Watson Coleman Earns LIUNA Support in CD 12

Published By: NJ Laborers on 2014-02-21

MONROE TWP, NJ -- The 20,000 member New Jersey Laborers Union is throwing its considerable political support behind Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in the race to succeed Congressman Rush Holt in New Jersey’s 12th