Laborers Local 185 Recommendations

General Election 2020

Congress                                                                                       
District 1 - Open
District 3 - John Garamendi                                              
District 4 - Brynne Kennedy                             
District 6 - Dorris Matsui
District 7 - Dr. Ami Bera
District 9 - Jerry McNerney
Ca. State Senate
District 1 - Brian Dahle
District 3 - Bill Dodd
District 5 - Susan Eggman
Ca. State Assembly
District 1 – Megan Dahle
District 4 – Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
District 3 – James Gallagher
District 5 – James Bigelow
District 7 – Kevin McCarty
District 8 – Ken Cooley
District 9 – Jim Cooper
District 11- Jim Frazier
Sac. ‘City Council                                                                             
Measure  A – Yes                                                                                             
District 2 – Allen Warren                                                                              
District 8 – Mai Vang                                                                      
Sac. Co. Board of Supervisors
District 3 – Gregg Fishman
SMUD BOARD
Ward 5 –     Rob Kerth

Sacramento City Unified School Dist.
Area 3 – Christina Pritchett
Area 4 – Jamee Villa
Area 7 – Jessie Ryan
Natomas Unified                                            
Scott Dosick
Susan Heredia
San Juan Unified
Pam Costa
LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST.
Trustee District 4 – Katie Villegas
Trustee District 5 – Pamela Haynes
Trustee District 7 – Tami Nelson
Elk Grove City Council
District 1         – Darren Suen
District 3         – Kevin Spease
Rancho Cordova City Council
Donald Terry
David Sanders
Robert McGarvey
Measure R – Yes
Citrus Heights City Council
District 1 – Nicole Caster
Measure M – Yes
YOLO County Supervisor
District 4 – Jim Provenza
West Sacramento City Council
Mayor   – Martha Guerrero
Council – Quirina Orozco
Council – Dawnte Early

City of Davis City Council
District 2 – Will Arnold
District 3 – Lucas Frerichs
District 5 – Rochelle Swanson
City of Woodland City Council
District 4 – Victoria Fernandez
District 5 – Mayra Vega
Washington Unified School Dist.
Measure Z – Yes
Sutter Co. Board of Supervisors
District 4 – Karm Bains
Yuba City City Council
City Council – Shon Harris
City Council – Manny Cardoza
Live Oak City Council
City Council – Lakhvir Ghag
Marysville City Council
Mayor – Ricky A. Samayoa
Council – John Dominique Belza
Oroville City Council
City Council – Janet Goodson
Chico City Council
District 1 – Sean Morgan
District 3 – Ann Schwab
District 5 – Randall Stone
District 7 – Rich Ober
City of Corning
City Council – Lisa “Chata” Lomeli
Shasta County
Supervisor District 4 -Steve Morgan

City of Redding
City Council – Adam McElvain
City of Placerville
City Council – Michael Saragosa
City of Roseville
District 3 – Bruce Houdesheldt
District 5 – Scott Alvord
Measure 0 –  No
City of Rocklin
City Council – Kenneth Broadway
City Council – Joe Patterson
Town of Loomis
Town Council – Jenny Knisley
City of Auburn
City Council –  Rachel Radell-Harris
City of Colfax
City Council – Marnie Mendoza
PCWA Board
District 5 – Josh Alpine
Placer County Board of Education
Area 1 – Susan Goto
Roseville Joint Union High School Dist.
Greg Harnage
Julie Hirota
Roseville City School District
Kumi Wickramasignhe

Business Manager Message  

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

2020 has been one challenging year!  We have had to endure a lot these past few months. Through it all this local has continued to move forward and grow together.  When the COVID-19 epidemic hit, the majority of us continued to work while our jobs were deemed “essential”.  We had to adapt to a new set of rules and regulations to keep us, and others around us, safe.    

We also went through a local election that gave the membership the opportunity to choose their leadership.  There were things said and done during this election by a small, yet loud group that had no truth or merit and was merely put out there to divide us.  That is not what this Union is formed on.  We rise and move together as one, or we crumble and fall as individuals.

On behalf of our newly elected team, I want to thank you for your trust in this leadership.  Our commitment is to you, the Membership, 1st and foremost.  We have heard your concerns, and we will continue to listen to what your concerns are as we move forward and grow our local Union together.

The industry needs have not stopped during these challenging times.  If you are not working, you may want to ask yourself why that is?  Unlike other Unions, we have the ability to hustle up our own work.  The employers are permitted to hire 50% of their Laborers by request.  Most employers want to hire someone who shows up early and eager to work.  The agents are here to guide you if you are looking for leads.   Some of our areas such as Sacramento, Rancho Seco, and Roseville, have ample work while others are slower than they have been the past few seasons.  Many times, this career requires that you travel for work.  The work isn’t always going to be in your front yard.

This Union and this local are great because of the membership that wear the 185 logo and wield the shovel, the concrete vibrator, the stop paddle, and so on.  We are a diverse group that is the most versatile and hardest working within the industry.  We adapt and train for the work that is needed by the industry.  We are committed to keeping this local great, and it is our honor to lead this membership in a positive and prosperous direction.

Fraternally,

Doyle S. Radford, Jr.

Business Manager

Member Benefits

The most prominent benefit of being a member of Construction and General Laborers’ Local 185 is representation.

    • Jobs

    • Fair Wages

    • Health Benefits

    • Retirement Benefits

    • Training & Qualifications

    • Safe Work Environment & Working Conditions

However, representation entails much more than just job sites and contractual issues. The Laborers’ Union is a fraternal organization: We are here to assist our brothers and sisters.

Please feel free to contact us if you are thinking about becoming a member.

Union Benefits

Contractor Benefits

Laborers Local 185 recognizes, “Our members success goes hand in hand with our employers.”

Training

Once a Member, the Laborers has an extensive training schedule for members to learn all aspects of the job.

Apprenticeship

The Laborers has an Excellent training program for men and women that are interested in making the Laborers Union their career.

Member Benefits

The Laborers Union is a Fraternal organization: We are here to represent and assist our brothers and sisters

Contractor Benefits

Better known as “Signatory Contractor Advantages”

Construction and General Laborers’ Local 185 recognizes, “Our members success goes hand in hand with our employers’ success.”

We understand employers are in business to make a profit and that’s how the laborers’ union can help increase your bottom line.

  • Professional construction workforce, dispatched daily.
  • Just one phone call away.
  • Training center is available for certifications and specialty classes.
  • We provide on site training with our mobile unit.
  • State recognized apprenticeship program.

By increasing production, working safely and constructing it right the first time, employers save money on labor, materials, and insurance. By being more efficient, contractors can get to the next project sooner thereby reducing their overhead. When contractors complete quality projects on time, the demand for their services increases. When the demand for these services increase, the Laborers’ Union will supply their workforce needs.

Additionally, employers may realize reduced payroll taxes by contributing to the Laborers Trust Funds for Northern California and employers may also reduce workers compensation costs through Laborers Health and Safety Training.

If you are an employer, we highly recommend visiting the Links page.

If you should have any questions, feel free to contact us or any of the employer associations.

Introduction To Construction

Chainsaws Are Cool…

Air Track Drill Blasting

Excavation Project

The Laborers has an Apprenticeship Program to get you started if you have no experience. We have an excellent training program for the inexperienced and experienced alike. Our Program trains in all the different aspects of the Laborers job including, but not limited to, concrete placement, pipe laying, asphalt paving, erosion control, fence building, bridges and buildings.

If you are interested in becoming a member or just want more information, we have new member/prospective member orientations at 9:00 am on Tuesday’s at the Sacramento Union Hall located at 1320 National Drive, Sacramento. No appointment is needed, just bring yourself and your questions!

Training

Continued training is available to all members. Most classes are taught at the Terence J. O’Sullivan Training Center in San Ramon. However, some classes are taught off-site. If you would like to sign up for a class, please contact your local office.

Training Class Descriptions

       

Training Class Schedule

The Training Program is designed to provide basic, as well as advanced, instruction in a variety of construction skills.

Trainees learn from instructors who have many years of experience in the construction industry. Classes are equipped with modern equipment and tools, and strong emphasis is placed on operation and safety.

Classes range from one to six weeks. A typical course format entails approximately 45 minutes of classroom instruction per day with the remaining time spent on “hands-on” training. All training is done under the direct supervision of a certified instructor.

Any class that is 1 week or longer requires drug testing.

Apprenticeship

The Northern California Laborers Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide the best of construction education and on-the-job training (OJT) to apprentices. In order to be eligible to join the Apprenticeship program you must: Be at least 18 years old; Have the ability to communicate safely on a jobsite; Be physically able to perform the work of the craft; Pass a Drug Test; Have a Valid California Driver’s License. Open enrollment for the Apprenticeship is from March 1 – June 30 (unless an extension is requested by the Local).

The course is a combination of 4,000 hours worked out in the field and 6 weeks of school. Many members are able to accomplish this in under 2 years. This allows apprentices to perform many of the types of construction performed by Laborers such as demolition, pouring concrete, laying asphalt, installing wet & dry utilities, working on bridges, buildings and driving tunnels. Laborers also perform many safety-related duties such as flagging and traffic control.

Since proper training and safety habits are so important on today’s construction sites, Laborer apprentices start their careers by spending a few weeks receiving hands-on training. While training, they learn basic construction skills so they are able to perform safely on the construction site.

The instructors get them familiar with the tools and techniques they will be using while teaching them safety procedures. Apprentices leave the training center with the knowledge and confidence that will help them be successful. After apprentices have gained some work experience, they return for additional training.

Unlike other programs which may last up to 4 or 5 years, the Laborer apprentice graduates to journeyman status after just 4,000 hours of OJT (many of our members complete the program in two years or less) and six weeks of skills training. With this behind them, they have what it takes to have a successful career as a Journeyman Laborer. The current starting wage for a first period apprentice is $20.51 with increases each time a level is completed (1,000 hrs/level).

If you are interested in joining the Northern California Laborers Apprenticeship Program,

you can visit their WebSite or call them at (925)556-0858.

Laborers Local 185 Members Information

Laborers Local 185 2019 Christmas Party Pictures

Laborers Local 185 Members Online Dues Payment

Laborers Local 185 Dues Online Payment

Pay your dues online or sign up for automatic payments.

Local 185 Terms & Agreements

Laborers International Union of North America, Local Union 185 is pleased to be able to provide its members with payment of monthly (window) union dues, through an online payment system.

Laborers’ Local 185 accepts the following credit cards for payment through the online payment system:

If you encounter any problems using the online payment system, please contact us at our business office during the hours of 6:30AM – 4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Return/Refund/Cancellation Policy

Payments made for dues and assessments are subject to a no-refund policy. If you have questions about resignation from union membership or other cessation of union dues payment obligations, please contact your business agent at (916) 928-8300. By making a payment through the online payment system, you are confirming that you have read and understand our no-refund policy.

Online Privacy Statement

Laborers’ Local 185 is committed to protecting the privacy of its members who utilize this online payment system. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to advise you about the collection and use of personal information that occurs through the use of this online payment system. From time to time, Laborers’ Local 185 may modify this Privacy Statement.

The only personal information Laborers’ Local 185 collects online is information voluntarily provided by the member to process her/his payment. This information may include, but is not limited to: your name, mailing address, member identification number, email address, and phone number. Any personal information you provide to us may be used to contact you so that we may process your payment or provide you with information about your online dues payment.

Laborers’ Local 185’s policies limit access to personal user information that is collected through this online payment system to those employees of Laborers’ Local 185 who need the information to fulfill their business responsibilities. Any vendors and other outside contractors that Laborers’ Local 185 engages who will be given access to this website or any information posted here are or will be subject to the Local’s contractual requirements to ensure that sensitive personal information is safeguarded. This does not apply to labor organizations with which Laborers’ Local 185 is affiliated. Each such organization has its own privacy policy, which you may obtain directly from it, and which it is responsible for enforcing. If you need assistance in contacting such organizations for privacy-related information, please let us know by contacting us at the contact numbers and addresses above. Laborers’ Local 185’s employees must adhere to Laborers’ Local 185’s Privacy Statement. Employees violating the Local’s Privacy Statements are subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

The information collected will be shared with the Laborers International Union of North America in order to process the portion of your dues which is a per capita payment and to assure that you receive the benefits associated with your membership in that organization.

To ensure the privacy of our members, Laborers’ Local 185 utilizes appropriate measures, including advanced technology, to protect personal information collected online against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These may include, among others, encryption, physical access security, and other appropriate technologies. This online payment system is not directed at persons under the age of 18. Laborers’ Local 185 will continually review and enhance its security systems, as necessary.

Laborers’ Local 185’s site may contain links to third-party web sites. Laborers’ Local 185 is not responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by the third-party web sites that are linked to Laborers’ Local 185’s web site.

Laborers Local 185 About Us

We would like you to know who we are, what we do, and our role in the community.

Construction and General Laborers’ Local 185 is a construction craft union that was chartered in 1929. Most of our members work for building contractors, general engineering contractors, and specialty sub-contractors. We also have members that are covered by site agreements such as plants, factories, and more.

Our members are recognized as professionals within the industry. We understand that the working class people of California are its foundation!

Local 185 Officers and Representatives are individuals who are committed to serving our membership in securing a safe work environment, receiving an honest days pay for an honest days work and in helping them to reach their retirement goals.

We understand our members because every single one of us comes from the field. We have all worked in the trenches as laborers, foreman and superintendents.

Construction Craft Laborers are the back bone of the construction industry and are often the first workers in and the last workers out on construction jobs.

Local 185 Members enjoy good wages and benefits that include family health insurance coverage, a based defined benefit pension plan and an Apprenticeship and Training Program to improve the skills and safety of Laborers Union Local 185 Members.

Local 185 members enjoy good wages and benefits that include family health.

Members of Local 185 enjoy the greatest opportunity for work in the Building Trades. This is a result of the great diversity of the types of work that are performed by Construction Craft Laborers.

Laborers Local 185 Community

Laborers Local 185 represents

twenty counties in Northern California.

We consider this our community

We understand that employment, fair wages and benefits are integral parts of what forms a healthy community. However, we concern ourselves with the overall health of the community that our members call home.

We recognize that quality of life is one of the most important things to our members.

Therefore, we aim to be at the forefront of deliberation. We involve ourselves with the community and we work collectively with various groups and individuals to find resolutions and build consensus with the community at large.

Throughout the years community outreach has always been a top priority for Laborers Local 185.

Supporting programs and assisting with special projects has been a tremendous success.

We value activities such as youth sports, community center involvement, retiree, and senior projects.

Our members vote each month to voluntarily contribute their funds to different organizations. We also share our prosperity, donating time to various charities and causes on a regular basis.

Laborers Local 185 remains committed to increasing the quality of life for its members, their families and the community they serve.

Laborers Local 185 is committed to providing resources to those who need our help.

Our Local has a strong volunteer base supported heavily by its membership.

We ask you to support us so that we may continue to support you.

Laborer’ Local 185 Hands on News Letter

Laborers Local 185 Construction & General Laborers Contacts

Office: 1320 National Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 928-8300

Fax: (916) 928-8311

Hours: 6:30am – 4:30pm

Dispatch: 6:30am – 9:00am


Redding branch office covering the following counties:

Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity

2210 Twin View Blvd., Redding, Ca 96003

For Mail: P.O. Box 492830, Redding, CA 96049

Phone: (530) 221-0961

Fax: (530) 221-0964


Business Manager: Doyle S. Radford, Jr.

President: Juan C. McKnight

Vice President: Gary Sharette

Secretary-Treasurer: Armando Calzada

Recording Secretary: Armando “AC” Covarrubias

Auditors: Maggie Campbell, John Salser

District Council Delegates: Armando Calzada, Armando AC Covarrubias, Gary Sharette, Leonel Barragan, Sean Radford

Executive Board Members: Leonel Barragan, Sean Radford

Sargeant AT Arms: Jaime Torres

Office Manager: Susan Bergin

Executive Board: Doyle S. Radford, Jr., Armando Calzada, Armando “AC” Covarrubias, Juan McKnight, Gary Sharette, Leonel Barragan, Sean Radford


Business Agents: Armando Calzada, Armando “AC” Covarrubias, Juan C. McKnight, Gary Sharette, Sean Radford, Leonel Barragan

Political Captain: Doyle Radford, Jr.

Retiree Clubs:Craig Stone, President (Sacto), Frank Perez, Vice President (Sacto), Ron Molinar, Treasurer (Sacto),
Dave Martin (Tri-County)


Meeting Dates: Monthly

Roll Call: 1st working Thursday of each month, 9:00am-12:00pm

General: 2nd working Thursday of each month, 7:00pm

Vendor

ATTORNEYS


Smolich & Smolich
Attorneys
Workers’ Compensation &
Disability

3140 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-443-2988


NOVEY LAW GROUP, APC
Workers’ Compensation
Personal Injury
Donald P. Novey
5800 Stanford Ranch Rd., Ste. 610
Rocklin, CA 95765
(P): 916-226-3773
(F): 916-226-3774
(E): admin@noveylawgroup.com
www.noveylawgroup.com


The ARNS Law Firm
Main 415-495-7800
contact@arnslaw.com
Leslie Gutierrez
New Client Intake Specialist
lkg@arnslaw.com
(Hispanohablante)


Raissa Morris, Esq.
2414 Del Paso Rd., Ste.120
Sacramento, CA 95834
Tel: 916.277.8018 Fax: 916.273.3119
raissa@morrisimmigration.net
www.morrisimmigration.net

DENTISTS


Dental Source
3901 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821
916-487-7995
other offices available, please call for nearest location.


Daniel Azurduy, DDS
916.800.3444 (O)
916.800.4833 (F)
2414 Del Paso Road., Suite 110


Bright Now Dental
591 Watt Avenue, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95864
916-481-5057
Roseville Locations
Available, please call
916-772-9300 or
916-865-8252 for more information


Healthy Image Dental
576 N Sunrise Ave. Ste. 140
Roseville, CA 95661
916-786-6431


Access Dental
1667 E. Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
530-638-4500 Other Offices
available, please call for
nearest location.
866-341-2377


INSURANCE


Laborers’ Local 185 highly recommends these web sites, which contain an unmeasured amount of resources to further serve your needs:

NCDCL

    Northern California District Council of Laborers and local affiliates.

Laborers International Union of North America

    Information about the benefits and resources LIUNA provides members, employers, and local affiliates.

Laborers Trust Funds for Northern California

    Information regarding pension, health and welfare benefits, apprenticeship and training.

Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET Pacific Southwest)

    Information regarding market share, additional education, training and health and safety funds that are available.

Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America

    Information regarding market share, additional education, training and health and safety funds that are available.

Cal/OSHA Publications

    Cal/OSHA Safety Guides, designed to promote awareness and safe work practices.

Calendar

Local 185 Leadership

Doyle Radford Jr. – Business Manager Local 185

Doyle Joined Laborers Local 185 in the Summer of 1998 as an Entry Level Laborer working for a local Sacramento company building residential subdivisions. Brother Radford specialized in underground utilities but had the opportunity to work in Concrete and Paving as well. With the mentoring of his parents a few of his employers, Brother Radford completed his Associates Degree in Business Accounting attending classes in the evening after work. After 9 years working in the field, Brother Radford was hired as a Business Representative and began serving the membership of Laborers Local 185.
Today, Doyle is the current Business Manager and Political Captain for Laborers Local 185. He also currently serves as the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Northern California District Council of Laborers.
Brother Radford is an Active Participant in the Community he resides in, Serving 8 years as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for the City of Roseville. Brother Radford is currently serving as Parks and Recreation Commissioner for Placer County, and a Transportation Commissioner for the City of Roseville.


Armando Calzada – Secretary-Treasurer

Armando Calzada was raised in Glenn County working in the fields as a farm worker. Brother Calzada really enjoyed doing the work but knew there was no future for him. Luckily, Armando came across a Local 185 member, who is now a retired member that was living in Stoneyford That member then advised brother Calzada to join the Union, and helped Armando sign up at Local 185 in Gridley CA in the Summer 1991. Brother Calzada’s first job was in Orland, CA doing bridge work for CC Myers. After that project finished up the superintendent asked brother Armando to travel with the company giving him the chance to build bridges all up and down the state including rebuilding many of the bridges that were damaged from the Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco. Brother Armando’s next job was with DPR Construction. Brother Calzada excelled at DPR climbing the Ranks to General Foreman running projects for them and helping other Laborers find their way into the Union. In 2001 Laborers Local 185 hired Armando giving him the opportunity to serve the membership as a Business Representative. Armando was elected as the Secretary Treasure of the Local in May of 2017. Brother Calzada is always looking out for the best interest of our membership. Along with our former Business Manager Doyle Redford. Brother Armando was a driving force in purchasing both the Sacramento and Redding halls belonging to the membership of our Great Local 185.

Juan C. McKnight – President

Juan C. McKnight
In August of 1989, I proposed to my wife, now of 30 years. At that time I was working in construction, but I knew that I had to build a solid future for my future family. I was introduced to Laborers Local 185 and gained the knowledge of the importance of the union movement. So in August 1989 I joined Laborers Local 185 as an entry level laborer. I soon landed a position at Richard Heaps Electric, where I spent 14 years. During my employment with Heaps Electric, I became their first African American labor foreman. During the 14 years of employment at Heaps Electric, I gained the valuable skills such as jack-hammering, asphalt dumping, pipe laying, raking, concrete pouring and finishing. In addition I gained knowledge in lane closures, flagging, operating the rock saw, backhoe and crane. Knowledge of electric duties, such as pulling wire, splicing, and connecting services and controllers was also gained. Being the foreman, I developed interpersonal as well as leadership skills needed to meet deadlines and keep unity on the job sites. Throughout my hears of being a laborer, I have built relationships with city, county as well as state inspectors. In addition, I have had the privilege to gain relationships with many developers in our area. My years of experience in the field has allowed me to accept my calling as a business representative of Laborers Loca l185 where I have spent time as a business representative, auditor and currently the President of the Local. During this 16 year tenure, I have gained solid relationships with employers, various mayors, city council members, contractors, and with many of the various trades and associations. More importantly I have gained relationships with the members of Local 185. I have shared many personal moments with our members such as weddings, new additions to the family, and unfortunately loss of loved ones. But I understand the importance of supporting our members during impactful life events. With my gained knowledge, values, relationships and experiences during my employment I will continue to fight for our members to gain consistent employment, assuring safety protocols on job sites, and assuring equal opportunity for all members by assuring their voices are heard.

Gary Sharette – Vice President

Gary Sharette began his career with Laborers Local 185 in 1985 brother Gary has been a dues paying member for over 35 years. Brother Gary is a 3rd generation Laborer & currently representing the members out of the Redding Hall. Brother Gary spent 16 years in the field specializing in Underground Construction specifically water & sewer lines. While brother Gary was working in the calling he was proud to work with so many great signatory contractors. In 2001 Brother Gary became a Business representative for Local 185. Brother Gary has been serving the membership for 19 years from Redding & Sacramento. Brother Gary also currently sits as our Vice President at Local 185. Brother Gary is also very active in his community & hometown of Redding. Brother Gary currently sits on the Construction Industry Force Account Council, which helps to create more jobs for our Membership. Brother Gary is Honored to Represent Laborers Local 185.
I am privileged and honored to represent Local 185!

Armando Covarrubias “AC” – Recording Secretary

In 1991 Armando Covarrubias “AC” joined Laborers Local 185 for one reason, opportunity. An opportunity he knew he would have with hard work, dedication, and support from his Union. Brother AC’s first language isn’t English, and his family did not have resources to send him to school. His uncle Beto told him about the Union and encouraged him to join just like he did; he was an important person in his life. Brother AC has never been afraid of hard labor; he enjoyed it. He worked for different types of union companies for fourteen years; Clark Pacific, CC Myers, Argonaut, Austerman Inc, and H M H . He has worked alongside many people he admires and has made lifelong friends.
In 2004, AC was honored to be offered a position as a Business Representative for Laborers Local 185. During the last 16 years, he had gained knowledge through experience and many training classes the Union provided him. AC has held many positions as a; Executive Board Member, Recording Secretary for 10 years, Delegate to District Council 10 years, Delegate to International Convention . All of his years’ experience gives Brother AC the ability to support all members of Laborers Local 185 better each year.
Brother AC believes in the Union because the Union has given him an opportunity to provide for what matters to him most, his family. Brother AC has a wonderful wife. They have two children, their son, who is in his third year in college and daughter who will be a freshman in high school. They are very grateful for all the opportunities that the Union has given the entire family.

Leonel Barragan – Executive Board

Leonel Barragan first joined the Laborers Union in 1998 in San Jose, CA where he started his career in the construction field. Brother Leonel then transferred to Local 185 in the year 2000 where he moved with his family to Sacramento, CA. Brother Leonel has worked as a general labor then a lead-man and then became foreman in the concrete and paving, Brother Leonel also worked new construction, highway, along with saw cutting. Brother Leonel’s most recent work in the field was working in the gas pipeline where he started as a general labor, From there Brother Leonel was then appointed as the labor steward for Laborers Local 185 and was a straw for a local company. Brother Leonel now serves as a Business Representative Covering the Highway 50 Corridor for Laborers Local 185 where he proudly represents the brothers and sisters of local 185. Brother Leonel currently serves as the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Laborers Local 185.

Sean Radford – Executive Board

Sean Radford joined Laborers Local 185 in 1996 as an entry level Laborer right out of high school.
Brother Sean went to work as a Laborer for a general Contractor, working on many different types of projects from tilt up construction, hospitals, medical office buildings and schools performing all aspects of building construction from the start of the project to the finish. Brother Sean had 18 years in the field as a Laborer, Laborer Foreman and Safety Coordinator before becoming an Organizer with the Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition. Brother Sean was an Organizer for 5 years where he helped sign new employers to the Laborers and create more jobs for our brothers and sisters. Brother Sean was also a big part in our recruitment of new members by helping organize multiple job fairs in the Redding, Mid Valley, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe & Sacramento areas for Laborers Local 185.
Brother Sean became a Local 185 Business Representative on July 1, 2018 covering the Mid Valley Area.
Brother Sean also sits on the Sierra College Measure E Bond Oversight Committee, which oversees the $350 million dollar bond measure that passed June of 2019 by votes. This Committee makes sure the measure E bond funds are spent on facility improvements and new construction for the Sierra College Rocklin Campus creating more jobs for our members.

John Salser – Auditor

John Salser started his career with Laborers local 185 in 2008 right out of High School where he became one of the first apprentices to join the Parking & Highway Improvement program. Brother John was working with the same company for 5 years working all over California on various big projects. Brother John’s career was put on hold due to a major job site accident. When Brother John came back into the workforce and went to work as a traffic controller for one of the biggest traffic control companies on the west coast, he quickly got promoted to a training & evaluation supervisor where he was able to help train new members & help monitor the safety of each job site. From there brother John became Local 185’s Apprenticeship Coordinator. For the past 2 ½ years Brother John has been helping new & existing members find careers with local 185 & working closely with our pre apprenticeship programs. Brother John looks forward to being able to serve the local 185 members and their families with your continued support. Thank you.

Maggie Campbell – Auditor

My name is Maggie Campbell and I am a proud mother of 3 with 5 grandchildren. For 24 years I have organized, trained and represented many of our Brothers and Sisters in the Laborers Union. For the past several years I worked directly with Local 185. Organizing the non-union, recruiting for the large projects & Organizing the many Job fairs for the Mid-Valley, Redding & Sacramento areas. I was also the Chief Negotiator for the mid-valley contracts. As the first female to join the Board at Local 185, I am honored to be your voice and to be on Team Membership United!