The Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Southwest (LECET Southwest) is a partnership between the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and their signatory contractors throughout California, Arizona, New Mexico and Western Texas. LECET Southwest works with LIUNA’s Local Unions, District Councils, and the Pacific Southwest Regional Office and more than 2,000 signatory contractors.

The primary mission of this labor-management partnership is to create and implement strategies which build market share for LIUNA‐signatory contractors, create job opportunities for the laborers they employ, advance market-related interests and enhance labor-management cooperation. To meet those goals, LECET Southwest works with LIUNA, other Laborer-Management offices, contractors and their associations, and various community, business and government groups.

From top to bottom, LECET Southwest works to provide value to the construction industry. Whether through providing project leads, creating business partners, researching emerging markets, helping to secure project financing, or navigating the regulatory or political process, LECET Southwest and LIUNA are advocates for the construction industry, their signatory contractors and their members.

In addition to the Contractor Directory and the LECET Business Advantage, learn more about the other programs, services and resources of LECET Southwest under the Programs section of this website.

Contractors who work with LIUNA get well-trained, highly skilled laborers plus an organization devoted to helping them grow.

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