How to Apply for one of the 15K Jobs Building the Rover Pipeline

Last week MDN brought you the news that Energy Transfer’s $3.7 billion, 711-mile Rover Pipeline needs up to 15,000 workers to build it. They currently have ~4,500 workers. And they want to complete the first stage of the pipeline by July (see Help Wanted: 15,000 Workers Needed for Rover Pipeline, STAT!). MDN’s story went viral. It has, so far, been read over 17,000 times on the MDN website–an all-time high for a story less than a week old. The headline and blurb we posted on Facebook has been seen by nearly 72,000 people! The result was that we were flooded with this simple question: Where do I sign up to work on the pipeline? The answer, unfortunately, is not straightforward. We reached out to Energy Transfer multiple times and got less-than-satisfactory answers. Energy Transfer’s answer to the question is this: If you are a contractor or want to try your hand at becoming a contractor, you can try applying via Rover’s contractor online application process (here). However, most people are not interested in that route. They just want to sign up and begin working. For those folks, Rover responded, “Rover is committed to utilizing Union labor 100% for this project. Laborers looking for work, can contact their local union halls.” No help with identifying those local union halls. It is a sort of “you’re on your own” kind of response. Which strikes us as odd. Does Energy Transfer really want to complete this project on time? Could they at least provide a list of the “local union halls” for folks to contact? Apparently not. So we will…

A number of unions have supported the Rover project. The one union that employs construction workers, that has stood behind Rover from the beginning (that we are aware of) is LiUNA–Laborers’ International Union of North America. LiUNA is a large union with multiple offices across the country. If you need to “head to the local union hall” we think a local LiUNA union hall is a good place to start. Below are the contact details for LiUNA’s local union halls in Ohio and Michigan. Please note: there may other unions working on Rover–we don’t know. If you are from another union, or work for another union and know they have workers for Rover, PLEASE let us know and we will be happy to update this page. We will keep this post free and open as a public service to the hardworking men and women who want to help build the Rover Pipeline. This is, frankly, something Rover itself should be doing. In the absence of their own initiative, we will do it for them. We want to see the pipeline built on schedule.

The following is taken from the LiUNA website. We don’t expect every single one of these offices is involved in building Rover. However, hopefully someone you talk to can point you in the right direction. Sorry, this is the best we can do!

Ohio LiUNA locals (where most of the work is getting done):

Local 574
1585 Harding Highway E.
Marion, OH 43302

Local 1216
821 Park Avenue, West
Mansfield, OH 44906

Local 423
620 Alum Creek Drive
Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43205

Local 530
P.O. Box 1085
Zanesville, OH 43702

Local 329
4580 South Dixie Highway
Lima, OH 45806

Local 134
P.O. Box 173
Newcomerstown, OH 43832

Local 480
P.O. BOX 2214
Sandusky, OH 44871

Local 141
1645 Seabrook Rd.
Dayton, OH 45432

Local 758
2089 North Ridge Rd. East
Lorain, OH 44055

Local 1410
2228 East Third Street
Dayton, OH 45403

Local 1015
1121 West Tuscarawas St.
Canton, OH 44702

Local 894
720 Wolf Ledges Parkway
Akron, OH 44311

Local 500
2270 Ashland Avenue
Toledo, OH 43620

Local 860
3334 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Local 1099
3250 Euclid Avenue
Room 260
Cleveland, OH 44115

Local 310
3250 Euclid Avenue
Room 100
Cleveland, OH 44115

Local 534
Route 4
5527 Hamilton-Mddltown R
Middletown, OH 45044

Local 639
P. O. Box 360
227 Gilman Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Local 83
PO Box 867
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Local 809
P. O. Box 67
306 Adams Street
Steubenville, OH 43952

Local 265
3457 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45207

Local 935
465 West Market Street
Warren, OH 44481

Local 125
4178 Market Street
Youngstown, OH 44512

Michigan LiUNA locals:

Local 1098
345 E. Morley Drive
Saginaw, MI 48601

Local 1075
P.O. Box 5188
Flint, MI 48505

Local 355
1500 East Columbia Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Local 1329
P.O. BOX 863
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Local 1076
760 Joslyn Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48340

Local 499
3080 Platt Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Local 1191
2161 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48208

There are more LiUNA offices in neighboring states, like West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ontario (Canada). To see if there’s a local closer to you than one listed above, check out this page on the LiUNA website: //