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Member Benefits

NEW! Health Plan Benefits 2023 Updates


Life Insurance Policies

As an active member in good standing you are afforded the following life insurance benefits at no cost to you: 

  • American Income Life $3,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy
  • Ullico $2,000 Life Insurance policy
  • Ullico $2,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy
  • LiUNA $20,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Health & Welfare $10,000 Life Insurance policy (only for members eligible through BMGI)

If you have questions or to file a claim, contact our office at 515-265-2558. 

Out of Work List / Referral List

If you get laid off, call, email, or come to the office to be placed on the Referral List. As a hiring hall, we may be able to place in a job with another contractor. When you get laid off file for unemployment with Iowa Workforce Development. Also, contact Iowa Workforce Development if you have experienced issues with discrimination and/or harassment.

Monthly Dues and Initiations

Monthly union dues (also referred to as "window dues") are due on the first of the month. If you go two months without paying, you will be suspended by the International Union without notice. It is your responsibility to make sure your monthly dues and initiations are current. 

You can pay with cash, check, money order, or credit card. Card payments must pay a $2 processing fee. You can also pay online once you are an active member in good standing; you are considered "active" once you receive your union card, and you are in "good standing" when you are current (not suspended). Working dues are taken out of your check by your employer when you are working. Some Heavy Highway Contractors will deduct your monthly dues and initiations out of your paycheck when you are working. However, they will not deduct when you are laid off, so it is your responsibility to pay your dues during this time.

Please notify us if you are a military veteran as your initiation fee can be waived upon receipt of your DD-14 form.

Important Contacts

Construction and Public Employees Local 177

3400 E. Euclid Ave., Suite A
Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: 515-265-6131
Fax: 515-265-5665
Business Manager: Mike Weckman

Iowa Laborers’ Education & Training Trust Fund

1707 N 14th St.
Indianola, IA 50125
Director: Ed Ely, Executive Assistant: Brandy
Call for questions related to the apprenticeship program, class schedule, and to sign up for a class

BMGI – Benefits Management Group Inc. (Health & Welfare Administrator)

Main contact, Betsy: 401
HRA: 402
Short Term Disability: 404
Call for questions related to work hours, eligibility, and health coverage, including dental, vision, and hearing

Insurance Plan Details

Laborers’ National Pension Fund

14140 Midway Rd, #105
Dallas, TX 75244

Call for questions related to your pension credits and retirement

Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA)

905 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006


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