"It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions." ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Laborers Local 196 | Membership
Laborers’ Local 196 was chartered on July 11th, 1934. Local 196 members work in Heavy & Highway Construction and Building Construction. Laborers’ Local 196 is an affiliate of LiUNA!—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees. LiUNA! members are united through collective bargaining agreements which help us earn family-supporting pay, good benefits and the opportunity for advancement and better lives.


Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer: Greg T. Kipping

President: Kevin Washausen

Vice-President: Bob Koch

Recording Secretary: Chris Muertz

Sergeant-at-Arms: Roger Muertz

Executive Board Member: Tyler Weber

Executive Board Member: David Rabbermann

Executive Board Member: George Brady

Auditor: Jim Yaekel

Auditor: Jeff Koch

Auditor: Robert S. Mathews