Back to News Landing Page

Home Sweet Home: Local 242 Moves and Welcomes 440

AUGUST 02, 2017
Blog Image

Local 242 building dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests of honor included Vice President and Regional Manager, Robert Abbott, King County Executive, Dow Constantine and representatives from the office of Mayor Jenny Durkan of Seattle.

Media Contact: Aubrey Abbott Tel: (206) 348-2680 or [email protected]

Laborers’ Local 242 Dedicates New Hall
King County’s New Labor Powerhouse

 Des Moines, Wash. (January 19, 2018)- Laborers’ Local Union 242 held a building dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at their new union hall at 22323 Pacific Highway South. This new building comes after 106 years at the Seattle Labor Temple and a merger of nearly 5,000 members from Locals 440 and 242.

“This building is the new home of Laborers’ Local 242. It is up to the members and the leadership in this room that will define the history of the new Local Union.”

–      Robert Abbott, Vice-President and Northwest Regional Manager of LiUNA!

 Members were joined by King County Executive, Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office, along with other elected public officials and friends of labor. Following the program, Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office proclaimed January 19th to be Laborers’ Local 242 Day for their

century-long commitment to building the city of Seattle. The ribbon cutting was performed by Local 242 Business Manager, Dale W. Cannon and Washington & Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers Business Manager, Jermaine Smiley.

“This facility is a giant leap forward from where we started, over 100 years ago, in the Seattle Labor Temple. Those years will never be forgotten. With the merger of Local 242 and Local 440, we needed the room to grow and our new home gives us that along with the ability to maintain un-waivering commitment to working on behalf of our members and improving their quality of life!”

–      Dale Cannon, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of Local 242

 The Laborers’ Local 242 has been heavily involved in the development of bridges, highways, tunnels and buildings including the Sound Transit Light Rail, Alaskan Way Viaduct and projects at the University of Washington.

Laborers’ Local 242 serves the Greater Seattle area and is committed to working on behalf of members with the main goal of improving their quality of life. Local members enjoy a family-supporting wage, health benefits and a pension. Local 242 also works closely with contractors and employers to help them in their efforts to be successful in the marketplace. To find out more please go to


tagged affiliates