LIUNA Laborers Local 563


Chartered on March 11, 1971, by the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), LIUNA Local 563 is based in Minneapolis and led by Business Manager Joe Fowler. 

About LIUNA Laborers Local 563

The local is responsible for:

  • Enforcing rights under collective bargaining agreements
  • Assisting members in finding employment through its referral service or hiring hall
  • Providing apprenticeship and training programs
  • Enforcing legal rights, such as those extended to workers under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Promoting job safety as guaranteed under OSHA
  • Protecting against discrimination in employment by enforcing both contract rights and legal rights such as those found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

LIUNA Local 563 members work in the construction industry across Minnesota and North Dakota building roads and bridges, schools, hospitals and energy systems, from the Viking Stadium in Minneapolis to the Enbridge Pipeline in North Dakota.

Local 563 has local offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Mankato, and Bismarck, North Dakota where members can access job referrals and contractors can request trained and skilled workers. Members can also access their membership information at

Local 563 supports various organizations and causes including Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Feeding the Troops, Helmets to Hard Hats, Hockey Day MN, and more. 


Construction Worker drilling into the street


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Local 563 Main Office Contact Information

Main Office Address

LIUNA Local 563 Office
901 14th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Business Manager
Joe Fowler
Phone Number
St. Cloud Office Contact Information
Office Address
421 Great Oak Drive
Waite Park, MN 56387
Phone Number
Mankato Office Contact Information
Office Address
1704 N Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone Number
North Dakota Office Contact Information
 Office Address
2210 E Broadway Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone Number

Leadership & Staff

The general membership elects Local 563 officers to serve three-year terms. Local 563 Business Manager Joe Fowler is a 20-year member who is currently serving his second term. Dan Brady is a 26-year member who is serving his first term.

Local 563 Business Agents monitor construction projects, sign up new members, address problems on the job, and assist signatory contractors working in their respective areas.

563 Staff



Joe Fowler - Business Manager

Dan Brady - Financial Secretary/Treasurer

Laurie Johnson - President

Dean Mills - Vice President

Todd Mutch - Recording Secretary

Mark Asher - Executive Board

Octavio Chung - Executive Board

 Carly Wordelman - Auditor

Kory Kreager - Auditor

Gwendolyn Cook - Auditor

Kris Klein - Sargeant-At-Arms

Business Agents/ Representatives

Sterling Sanders- Job Dispatcher

Keith Petersen - Assistant Business Manager

Kim Schrupp - Contractor Relations

Steve Johnson - Local 563 Organizer

Seth Taylor - South Metro

Eric Engstrom - SW Metro

Troy Cox - Downtown Mpls

Carrie Roth - North Metro

Marcelo Alarcon - NW Metro

Chris Peltier - East Metro/Downtown St. Paul

Travis Strozyk - NE Metro

Craig Edstrom - SE Metro

Stacey Karels - Mankato

Todd Sorter - Southwestern MN

Steve Zupon - St. Cloud/Western MN

Randy Oelschlager - Brainerd

Cory Bryson - North Dakota

Nick Slavicek - Director of ND – Fargo/Moorhead BA

Upcoming Membership Meetings

News & Updates

Kanabec County Family Services Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

  Mora, MN —  On April 18, public employees of the Kanabec County Family Services Department voted to authorize a strike. The unit represents more than 40 workers represented by LIUNA Local 363. The...

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Public Works Employees Reach Tentative Agreement With City of St. Paul

Saint Paul Tri-Council Members to Vote Thursday, March 23 on Proposed Contract Saint Paul, MN —  Yesterday, the Saint Paul Tri-Council reached a tentative agreement with the City of Saint Paul. The...

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Fe Clardy talks about her journey as a trades woman and LIUNA Laborer.


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All Parks, Water & Public Works Employees in St. Paul Vote to Strike

Saint Paul, MN —  Yesterday, public employees in the parks, water and public works departments of the City of Saint Paul unanimously voted to authorize a strike. The bargaining unit is represented by...

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