Experienced Craft Professionals

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.

Craft Contact Phone Email
Carpenters Jim Saylor 412-922-6210 jsaylor@eascarpenters.org
Cement Masons Cameron Rupert 412-761-6310 cameronr@opcmia526.org
Laborers Mike Laquatra 724-352-2224 mike@laborpa.org
Operating Engineers Shawn Bertiaux 412-968-9120  ext 116 sbertiaux@iuoe66.org
Pile Drivers Jason Shaffer 412-922-8842 jshaffer@eascarpenters.org
Teamsters Joe Podolak 724-266-8341 jpodolak723@gmail.com

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.

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.

Add your name to CAWP’s database of Experienced Craft Professionals

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