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Local Union #731: Laborers Recruit Apprentices


The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for the Laborers Union #731 will conduct a recruitment from March 3, 2014 through March 14, 2014 for 30 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced on February 4, 2014 at Astoria, New York.

Applications will be available at the Local Union #731 Training Fund at 3411 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, during the recruitment period. Applications will be accepted during the recruitment period or until 300 applications have been issued, whichever comes first.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.); proof required at the time of indenture.
  • Must pass WorkKeys Applied Mathematics and Reading for Information assessments.
  • Must take and pass a drug test at the time of indenture, at the expense of the Training Fund.
  • Must have reliable transportation to work site and related instruction.
  • Must submit proof of any technical education, trade-related adult or continuing education, and trade-related and general work experience (i.e. contractor's pay stubs and affiliation of the contractor, or any other proof of general work experience).
  • Must attend and complete a three-and-a-half-day pre-apprenticeship class, if selected, to include:

General construction course
Hands-on assessment, to include:

  • Hand excavation of 4'x4'x3' test pits.
  • Back fill by hand and compact 12" lifts using jumping jack rammers and plate tampers.
  • Demolish concrete slab and wall with 60 & 90 lb. pneumatic breakers.
  • Load broken concrete into dumpster using wheelbarrows.
  • Saw cut concrete and rebar using demolition saws.
  • Set up carpenters work bench using horses, plywood, and 4'x4' lumber.
  • Bring out tools including Skil Saw, electric drill, sawzall, generator and powder-actuated nail gun.
  • Set up 3" trash pump & 3" mud sucker and pump water back and forth between 55-gallon drums.
  • Cut various sizes of wood with chain saws.
  • Fill sand bags and stack on pallet. Relocate sand bags, by hand, approximately 50' to other pallet and restack.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or the Local Union #731 Training Fund at 718-752-9860.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner.  Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status.  Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.



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I have OSHA card 10hour and scaffold card 4 hour

I have the 10hr. And 4hrs

I have the 10hr. And 4hrs scaffolding

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I will like you be apart of the Union im from New Jersey

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I have my osha 30 and work

I have my osha 30 and work presently in construction. I was a member of local 2287, floor coveres, I was laid off and opened up my own construction business but hasn't been stable. I'm a 34 year man with a family that is just looking to progress in my future and develop stability for my family.


I am looking to work I am Osha 10, Scaffold, Green Awareness, and Forklift Certified

Position wanted

I'd like to know if there is a direct way to contact Union 731 for a flag person position

i work nonunion have a son

i work nonunion have a son that works union. have experience using many tools. looking to work for 731. Thank You.

Do I have to have any

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731 laborer

nothing for nothing I have been a laborer for 25 years now I have been I local 1010,6A,731 from my experience is that local 731 is the most bullshit union period when you go to put your name on the list they tell you that your job is not garantid they tell you that you have to look for your own job period that means that you are on your own what the fuck is that they don't have enough work for everyone but the again the keep on recruiting more people that almost makes it imposible for anyone to get a job then again the asskissers will always have one but not the true hard working members.


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it's a joke you guys now you don't have work for everyone but you still recruit new members and when you sign up you are told work is not guaranteed and you have to find your own work so what are you guys there fore to help the members but that is not so I have out of work for six months and they keep on telling me to find my own job this is the worst union period.

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This union sucks ! The pay was good for as long as the work lasted


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looking for work

my name is Paul McCarthy I worked for a company named seem or 22 years I'm not with them any longer worked for Simpson &brown,advanced coring & cutting, currently looking for work. I'm a laborer in local 731 I have TWIC,SWAC,10 hour OSHA scaffold training 40 hour hazwhopper,4 hour scaffold training

OSHA Looking For Work

I have my OSHA 10 I'm looking for labor work I am one year experience

731 member

I was an active member of 731 and when I relocated my membership was suspended, I have my 10HR OSHA and I want to reinstate my membership. I am willing to pay whatever Fees that I have to, but I was told to shape a job first, aren't I'm suppose to have an active membership? I need to get back to work.

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