Laborers Local Union #703

Laborers Local Union #703

108 E. Anthony Drive
Urbana, IL 61802

Phone: (217) 367-0703




Description of Trade: Laborers rely on a diverse set of skills, performed on a wide variety of jobsites. Laborers build roads, bridges, tunnels, transit, and energy systems as well as work on demolition and renovation projects. Members assist in the construction and maintenance of power plants and substations, dig trenches for lines, and repair roads after line installation, and build supporting infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines. They are skilled in general construction, concrete placement, roadway construction, site preparation, pipelaying, erosion control. hoisting and rigging, OSHA safety, permit-required confined space, rough terrain forklift operation, trenching and excavation safety, erecting turbines, and solar panel installation.

Contact Info: Russell Davenport, Business Manager, 108 E. Anthony Dr., Urbana, IL, 61802; 217/367-0703;

General Requirements: Applicant must be 18 years of age. Provide a birth certificate; high school diploma or GED. Possess a valid driver’s license at time of application.

Jurisdiction: Champaign, Piatt, DeWitt and Vermillion counties

Application Process: First Tuesday of month (February-November), 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; photo I.D. required.

Apprentice Training: Training consists of three years. Training is done in Mt. Sterling, IL. Laborers apprentices will have training in Mt. Sterling or Stanford, five weeks a year, and work 1,000 hours to go to next level.

Wages: Median pay is $14.85 per hour or $30,890 per year