Workers smoothing highway road

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Leading the industry.

Laborers 158 has been a leader in the movement to bring quality to the construction and public service industry in 29 counties in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania. We provide contractors and companies with highly skilled and motivated workers whose skill levels and work ethic are unrivaled anywhere else in the country. Our laborers do the job right, safely, and with pride that not only continuously builds and services Central and Northeastern PA, but keeps it growing, expanding and running at peak performance providing a work force that all residents of Central and Northeastern PA can be proud of.

who we are


LIUNA – The Laborers International Union of North America is one of the most diverse and effective labor unions representing workers in the ever growing construction industry. Laborers’ Local 158 members live in every community of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania and are at the forefront of providing quality workers for rebuilding and maintaining Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, highways, bridges and gas pipeline, as well as other sectors of the heavy construction industry. As any labor union we have a strong history and strong roots as a United States Laborers Union.

Employees working at a construction site

Past and Present.

The Beginning

The history of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) dates back to 1903, when courageous workers overcame hostility, threats and violence to join together for better lives. Since then, LIUNA has continued to expand its’ protection of workers: In the 1920’s, the Laborer’s Union backed the African-American fight for equality; In 1931 the Davis-Bacon Act is passed through union pressure to protect wages; in the 1950’s the Union is at the forefront of training, pensions and healthcare benefits; additionally in 1966 the Laborers Political League is established; furthermore, in 1995 LIUNA launches its’ volunteer organizer program; and finally, in 2006 LIUNA commits unprecedented resources for growth of our laborers union.

What We Do Now

LIUNA honors their heritage through current struggles — being heard in government, raising standards for workers and employers on the job, and reaching out to a new generation of workers yearning for a better life.

We are the Best.

LIUNA is the most progressive, aggressive, and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees. LIUNA goes above and beyond to secure labor union benefits for all of it’s many members. Our union laborers, a half-million strong, unite through collective bargaining agreements which help all earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives. Throughout recent history, LIUNA members have been at the forefront of the construction industry – which today is an economic powerhouse of 12 million workings men and women who produce 5 percent of the gross domestic product of the U.S. and Canada.
Laborers Local 158 Booth, East Pennsboro High School Career Day. Reaching out and educating young people about some of the career options we can provide, and the types of work that we perform.

Local 158 History.

Local 158 began when it received its charter in 1953. For 62 years, it has continued to provide trained and qualified workers to contractors in all phases of heavy and highway construction. Our experienced laborers, along with our state certified apprenticeship program and progressive educational and training fund classes, allows Local 158 to provide quality workers who will get the job done safely and on time and budget. Furthermore, our Local 158 Construction was organized to provide these same services to our Central & Northeastern PA members. Additionally, we have helped build the ever-growing Central & Northeastern PA areas providing quality work in construction and manufacturing, and will continue to do so far into the future. ​So whether it’s constructing a six lane highway or local farm road, a 42 inch gas transmission line or the small distribution gas lines that feed our homes. Local 158 members, along with the collective voice LIUNA, will continue to be there bringing quality, safe and family sustaining job to PA.

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November 2015 – Laborers Local 158 Booth, East Pennsboro High School Career Day. Reaching out and educating young people about some of the career options we can provide, and the types of work that we perform.

Award of Appreciation.

On May 26, 2019, for outstanding service and support to VFW Post 6631, Selinsgrove, PA, local 158 members, Pete Namet, Shawn Kreisler, Ben Richmond, and Jim Zimmerman were awarded a plaque expressing the appreciation of the VFW membership for their efforts of pouring the concrete pad, tying the rebar, and securing the attachment cables for the display of a Viet Nam era helicopter.

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US Congressman Fred Keller, Pete Namet, Local 158, Joe Buranich, Local 158 Agent, Harold Auker, Commander VFW Post 6631, Selinsgrove, Jim Zimmerman, Local 158. Absent Ben Richmond, Local 158 and Shawn Kreisler, Local 158.
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Where We Are Now.

Our current office is located at 4655 Linglestown Rd., Suite D, Harrisburg PA 17112. We meet every second Tuesday of every month to discuss laborers union agendas, laborers union wages, and laborers union jobs. And we are always proud to accept new labor union members.

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We are proud to have members from throughout the 29 counties in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, including: Adams, Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Centre, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming & York Counties.

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House Bill 1100.

Yesterday, we were in Harrisburg and today we are in Wilkes-Barre joined by legislative and labor supporters of #HB1100 and the family-sustaining construction and manufacturing jobs the bill will create in Northeastern PA.

Jacob Cope

Dear brothers and sisters,

On January 4, 2023 one of our fellow brothers Jacob Cope will be premiering in the reality TV show ‘Tough as Nails’. Jacob will be the first ever LIUNA Local 158 Laborer on the show. He will be competing against other trades from around the Country being tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world.

Jacob has been a proud union Laborer out of Little Meadows, Pennsylvania since early 2017. He is a well-rounded laborer who specializes on the pipeline. Jacob was approached to be on the first season of tough as nails back in 2019, but due to a leg injury he was no longer capable of competing on the first season. Fast forward three years later Jacob finally had his opportunity to compete on the fourth season of the reality TV show.

Tioga Downs Casino will be holding a two-hour premiere of the show. Jacob will be there with friends and family and is extending the invite out to his Local 158 brothers and sisters. The event will be from 7pm to 12am on January 4, 2023. The event will also provide free snacks with a cash bar, and if you would like to spend the night just reach out to the casino and say your with “Tough as Nails”. The TV show will be airing on Wednesday nights at 9pm on CBS starting January 4th.

Picture of Jacob Cope