For over 70 years the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania has proudly represented union contractors engaged in the heavy and highway construction industry. Our more than 70 contractors working throughout Western Pennsylvania are in need of skilled workers, heavy equipment operators, carpenters, concrete finishers and laborers. As union contractors, CAWP contractor members employ workers who are members of the Carpenters, Cement Masons, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Pile Drivers and Teamsters Unions. The benefits of union membership are many.

If you are an experienced craft professional in western PA, add your name to Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania’s (CAWP) database. CAWP will retain and provide your information to their 70+ contractor members looking for experienced craft professionals on an as needed basis.


Better Wages – Union Workers Earn More

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Union workers earn more than nonunion workers.

Better Pension and Healthcare

Union workers are more likely than their nonunion counterparts to receive health care and pension benefits, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Portability – The Opportunity To Work For Several Different Employers

In uncertain economic times, workers become concerned about the financial well being of the company they work for and the possibilities of facing a layoff. Through union hiring halls, union craft workers have the opportunity to work for any of the hundreds of union contractors.

Advancing Your Career Through Training And Education

Union members are afforded the opportunities to improve and upgrade their skills – and, consequently, their wages and responsibilities — through union and management-sponsored education and training programs.

Skill Arcade Games

These games can get you started on YOUR path to becoming an Experienced Craft Professional!

Construction Crane Signals

A tool for all construction trades to practice their understanding of mobile crane hand signals.

Road Builder Blitz

Middle school aged children will love these fun mini-games that highlight various construction jobs and career paths.

Job Pro: Get Hired Construction

Get Hired Construction puts you in the hot seat of an interview for a construction job.

Harness Hero: Bridge Edition

Start practicing proper fall arrest setup in a fun and safe way!

Site Coach: Start Smart Construction

Safety risks come in various forms on a construction site. Show that you can identify them all.

Site Coach: Ladder Safety Construction

Safety risks come in various forms on a construction site. Get oriented and show that you can identify ladder safety issues.

Site Coach: Fall Hazards

Get oriented and show that you can identify potential fall hazards.

Apprenticeship & Career Opportunities


Carpenters assemble and construct forms for concrete structures including bridges, retaining walls, tunnels, subways, drainage structures, hydroelectric developments, locks, and dams.

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Concrete is everywhere in the heavy/highway construction industry. A cement mason places, finishes, smooths, protects, and repairs exposed concrete surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, roads, and dams.

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Laborers are used for various projects in heavy/highway construction, working with hand, power, and air tools, rebar, traffic control, soil compaction, trenching/shoring projects, and more.

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Operating engineers oversee the operation, maintenance, and repair of heavy construction equipment including cranes, backhoes, loaders, scrapers, and bulldozers, which is essential for creating roads, dams, bridges, and airports.

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Skilled workers, heavy equipment operators, carpenters, concrete finishers, and laborers are needed! Learn about the benefits of union membership and career opportunities in western PA.

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Construction Inspectors ensure projects follow plans and specifications and are responsible for projects being completed on time and within budget.

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