Why Join?

Why Join Local 450?

You already have a skill set, let’s take it to another level and advance your career together. When you join our union, you become a part of a brotherhood that has your back. By joining, you will make sure to access industry leading wages, healthcare, retirement benefits, and job security that will allow you to have peace of mind and higher quality of life. You will be a part of something special and afforded opportunities to better yourself, your family, and your community.

If you’d like to become a member or have general questions, please fill out the form.

    Benefits to Local 450 Members


    By becoming a member of Local 450, you also have access to our Apprenticeship and Training site. There, you have the availability to work 1-on-1 with our instructors to make sure your skill set is growing and staying sharp. You can also maintain your certifications and add new certifications to your existing ones at NO COST. We’re committed to continuing education and training to make you the most desirable workforce in the industry. You will also have access to the International Training and Education Center in Crosby, TX Learn more about the ITEC here.

    Health Insurance

    The Southern Operators Health Fund is one of the top multi-employer health plans. It is a nationwide health plan that offers participants a comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision benefits. The Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of both labor and management who design the plan and provide families with the tools, information, and programs participants need to take control of their health. Through our partnership with the Fund, office staff of signatory contractors is eligible to access these benefits as well. Learn more about the Southern Operators Health Plan here.

    Central Pension Fund

    The Central Pension Fund is the second largest labor-management pension fund in the United States. By partnering with Local 450 you are able to offer your employees a secure retirement package, and it provides the reassurance of knowing your employees will be taken care of in the future. Learn more about the Central Pension Fund here.

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