Keep IRAPS out of Construction


We need to make sure the Administration does not allow low quality industry apprenticeship programs, called IRAPs, in the construction industry.

IRAPs would open the door to unskilled workers- not only lowering apprenticeship pay but your wages and benefits as well.

Fight back! Send a message to stop the anti-union contractors who want to destroy our apprenticeship programs.

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Welcome brothers, sisters, and friends

Laborers Local 177 invites all current members to use this website for the latest updates you should be aware of and also to scope out upcoming events, functions, and meetings making it easier than ever to be involved in with your union and your brethren. This site is ever changing and constantly updated so be sure to add it to your favorites list for a quick and frequent return.  If you are interested in joining Local 177 we hope you utilize this site for every bit of education it has to offer about our trade and what it means to be a union member. It will be able to help you make an informed career decision and put you in contact with the right people.

Local 177 members work in the construction/building trades industry and we specialize in commercial construction. But our training and skill does not stop there as we also are highly trained in environmental remediation (work involving asbestos, lead, or mold) and pipe line construction. We also represent a unit at the Des Moines Public Schools so it is important for all of our members to maintain a degree of professionalism at any and all times.  One thing to mention is Local 177 is an affiliate of LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America) so when you see it on our apparel or read it somewhere on this site, you’ll know what it stands for. So by all means start your exploration of our website and learn more about one of the most diverse, multi functional and effective unions ever to be granted a charter.

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