|Thank you for visiting the web site of Laborers' Local Union No. 147.
The leadership and members of Local 147 hope this website will be both
informative and insightful.
Local 147, maybe better known as the Sandhogs, are part of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA). LIUNA is the most
progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction
workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing
over 800,000 men and women working towards better wages, benefits, safer
jobsites, and more opportunity.
Members of Local 147 are Tunnel Diggers and can be found working
on major projects throughout New York City. The Sandhogs have
worked on projects starting with the Brooklyn Bridge, Lincoln,
Holland, Queens-Midtown, and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnels, along
with most of New York City's subways, waterways, and sewers.
We work on the foundations of the buildings and bridges you use
every day. We are dedicated, highly trained, and skilled group
of workers that helps New York City run.