*Do not include experienced employee’s full social security number on supporting documents. Your Apprenticeship Exemption Request Form will be denied.
Supporting Documentation is required.
Asbestos Remediation / Total Demolition / Lead Abatement / Mechanical Removal
Asphalt Paving / Traffic Safety
Building Construction / Interior Demolition
Road Construction / Traffic Safety
Underground related work (water, sewer, utility, tunnel work, etc)
In 2019, LIUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund established a Mandatory Apprentice Program. The Program is effective January 2, 2020. Under this Program, inexperienced employees hired on or after January 2, 2020 are required to participate in, and complete, the Apprentice Program. The term of Apprenticeship is two (2) years. An employee can only enter the Apprentice Program by being sponsored by a contributing employer (the “Sponsoring Employer”). Employers interested in sponsoring an individual into the Laborers’ Apprentice Program must submit an online application on the Apprentice Program’s web site at www.chicagolaborers..org under the “Apprentice Program” tab.
The online application must include the name of the Sponsoring Employer, an authorized person’s contact information, the name and contact information of the sponsored applicant, the location of the job where the apprentice will begin working and the expected work assignment. In order for an applicant to be accepted into the Program, he or she must meet the physical, legal, communication and educational standards of the Apprentice Program and pass a substance abuse test.
The process for sponsoring an apprentice and the rules of the Program are set forth on the following pages.
I am agreeing on behalf of (the “Employer”) to the terms of the Standards of Apprenticeship and the policies of the LIUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund.
I understand and agree that I am committing to sponsor (the “Apprentice”) for the duration of the two (2) year Apprentice Program. I understand and agree that if the Employer suspends the Apprentice’s period of apprenticeship due to adverse business conditions, the Apprentice will be given the opportunity to resume his or her active apprenticeship before any additional apprentices are employed.