Laborers Local 320

Women in the Trades

Nationally, women have never accounted for more than 3 percent of building trades workers. We asked three women building trades workers to share their stories.

Laborers leader Dave Tischer clocks out

Tischer, 54, retired Jan. 1 after 19 years as a leader in Locals 320 and 737.

Introducing Laborers Local 737

Laborers Locals 296, 320, and 121 merge to make Local 737

Dave Tischer re-elected at Laborers Local 320

It's Tischer's fourth term as top officer of the 900-member heavy highway local

Laborers Local 320 settles contract at CertainTeed after one-day strike

The French-owned shinglemaker improves its bargaining offer after a walkout

Jodi Guetzloe Parker elected to lead local building trades

The LiUNA 320 member will be among a handful of women nationally to lead a building trades council.

Big Pipe project wraps up ahead of schedule

Rosie, the 530-ton tunnel boring machine, has finished tunneling on the East Side Big Pipe project, the largest public infrastructure project in Portland’s history. At its peak, more than 100 members of Laborers Local 320, and 150 members of Operating Engineers Local 701 worked on the project.