Laborers' Local 818

Laborers’ Local 818 has a long and proud history of representing and training Tennessee’s working men and women in the Eastern Cumberland Plateau and upper Eastern area of Tennessee. The Southeast Laborers’ Training Fund trained over 3,600 men and women that equaled over 77,000 hours of training last year alone. Our office is located in West Knoxville just minutes from Turkey Creek.

Chartered May 3rd, 1937, Laborers’ Local 818 is an affiliate local of the Laborers International Union of North America. As a construction union, Local 818 represents construction workers, rad workers, hazardous waste workers, asbestos abatement workers and ground/maintenance workers.

Local 818 has been involved in projects with the Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The Local has been a significant contribution to projects such as the Spallation Neutron Source at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Uranium storage facility at the Y-12 security complex.

Today, Local 818 members are involved in the demolishing of the historical gaseous diffusion plant K-25. Also, Local 818 members are currently working on the clean up of the ash spill at Kingston TVA fossil plant and the construction of the new combine cycle gas plant in Rogersville, TN at TVA John Sevier.