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Welcome from Armando Esparza

ArmandoEsparza.gifA Letter from Armando Esparza,

On behalf of the Southern California District Council of Laborers, I would like to welcome you to our website. This site is designed to help you understand the important services we provide for both employers and employees to get the important construction work of Southern California done. The Southern California District Council of Laborers is committed to working with employers to help improve the way they do business. Our goal is to help employers do business right the first time, achieving greater quality, increased productivity, and on-time, on-budget performance. My goal as head of the Southern California District Council of Laborers is to help improve and organize marketshare for employers who utilize our services. We help construction employers do business right, and offer services ranging from local contractor job sourcing to contract compliance services, legislative counsel to dispute resolution.

We also offer services that construction laborer employees critically need. We have programs for occupational safety, health benefits, hands-on construction training and trust funds for a slew of employee benefits, including pension, vacation, training and retraining.

Our specialty, however, lies in our ability to work collaboratively with employers and contractors in negotiations to achieve win-win solutions. Take our Worker’s Compensation Alternative Dispute Resolution program as an example. This program helps employers contain the costs of Workers’ Compensation claims while ensuring that insured workers get the quality care they need to return to work. In this preferred mitigation scenario, a program ombudsman negotiates with both parties to resolve claims and reduce the need for further litigation. Put simply, this is a highly valuable program that can save significant sums of money by reducing litigation expenses.

We also monitor the construction industry and provide guidance to our members on issues that affect them. We also work closely with our labor unions to quickly provide the resources for construction work throughout Southern California.

As you can see, the services the Southern California District Council of Laborers provides are many. I encourage you to browse our site and learn about the many valuable services we provide for the construction industry.


Armando Esparza

Business Manager
Southern California District Council of Laborers