Know Your Wages

2024-2025 Wage Allocations

The allocations for wages and benefits effective June 1, 2024 through May 31, 2025 are as follows: there is an overall increase of $2.60 effective June 1, 2024. The base wage rate will increase by one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) to $50.15 per hour.

For Westchester Funds:
The Welfare contribution will increase by thirty-four cents ($0.34) to $17.71 per hour worked. The Pension contribution will increase by one dollar and one cent ($1.01) to $16.92 per hour worked.

For Fox Valley Funds:
The Welfare contribution will increase by twenty-five cents ($0.25) to $15.53 per hour worked.The Pension contribution will increase by one dollar and ten cents ($1.10) to $19.10 per hour worked.

Apprenticeship Rates:
Wages for Apprentice Laborers are as follows, based on the Journey Worker rate of $50.15 per hour.
60% ---- $30.09
70% ---- $35.11
80% ---- $40.12
90% ---- $45.14

All other Industry Fund contributions remain unchanged.


These are YOUR WAGES and BENEFITS as defined in your collective bargaining agreement. You MUST be paid at the following hourly rate, and your employer MUST make the hourly contributions for Welfare, Pension, Training, LDCLMCC, and LECET funds on each paycheck.

These wages are broken down hourly and by hours worked. Note that Saturday and Sunday hours are different than Monday through Friday, and rates may differ slightly between contracts. Contact your Local Union if you are unsure how much you should be paid.

If you or any Laborer are not being paid the rates on these wage cards, it is your obligation to immediately contact your Local Union or District Council and report it.

Attention Veterans: You may be eligible for G.I. Bill training benefits during your Laborers apprenticeship. This may include additional wages to make up the difference between the apprentice and journeyworker hourly wage rates, money for books and supplies, and/or money for housing if you use Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs webpage for On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeships, or contact the Director of Apprenticeship or Training Director for more information.

The Chicago Laborers’ District Council has reached a five-year agreement, effective June 1, 2021 with the following contractor associations: MARBA (Builder’s Association, Mason Contractors’ Association of Greater Chicago, Great Lakes Construction Association, Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, Underground Contractors Association, and Fox Valley), CAICA (Chicago Area Independent Construction Association), ISPA (Illinois Small Pavers Association), CASA (Chicago Area Scaffolding Association), CCA (Concrete Contractors Association of Greater Chicago), CAWGC (Contractors’ Association of Will & Grundy Counties), CARCO (Chicago-Area Rail Contractors Organization), IECA (Illinois Environmental Contractors Association), CADSA (Chicago Area Drywall Supply Association) and CDCA (Chicago Demolition Contractors’ Association).

The five-year agreement total package (wages and benefits) is an increase of $2.45 per hour, then a nickel increase each year thereafter (year 1: $2.45, year 2: $2.50, year 3: $2.55, year 4: $2.60 and year 5: $2.65).

2024-2025 Wage Cards


Fox Valley