Who We Are

The Great Plains Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (GP LECET) brings the
Great Plains Laborers District Council and its signatory contractors
together to address issues of importance to both.

Who We Are

Great Plains LECET works to identify new and emerging markets and position LiUNA and its signatory contractors to capitalize on those opportunities. It is one of the three funds that make up LIUNA’s Tri-Funds, organizations uniquely established to assist in expanding LIUNA’s market share. LECET, the LIUNA Training and Education Fund (LIUNA Training), and the Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) develop the marketing, training, and health and safety programs that give LIUNA a competitive edge.

Great Plains LECET is governed by a board of Labor and Management Trustees. Great Plains LECET’s network consists of one District Council that works with 14 LiUNA Locals and represents over 3,000 signatory contractors and 9,000 LiUNA construction workers covering Northern Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.


What's New

Gallup – Labor union approval at all time high

81% of Democrats and 42% of Republicans approve of labor unions and their role in society, according to the lastest Gallup poll.  This poll has been taken since 1936 to track public feelings toward unions. http://www.gallup.com/poll/217331/labor-union-approval-best-2003.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_content=morelink&utm_campaign=syndication

Gallup – Labor union approval at all time high


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Other Affiliates

Midwest Region LECET Randy Harris , Director 1 N. Old Stat Capitol Plaza, Suite 525 Springfield IL. 62701
Railroad Cooperation and Education Trust Mike Goetz , Director 1 N. Old Stat Capitol Plaza, Suite 525
(217) 789-6998
Iowa LECET Dan Prymek , Director 3400 E. Euclid AVe, Ste B Des Moines, Ia 50317
Our Trustees

Our Trustees

Great Plains LECET is governed by a board of Labor and Management Trustees that embodies the partnerships necessary to get the job done in today’s construction market. The Trustees bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that has proven invaluable in steering Great Plains LECET’s operations in a way that provides joint benefits for LIUNA, its members, and its signatory contractors.



Anthony Penn , Co-Chairman
Great Plains Laborers District Council Business Manager
Mike Tuthill , Labor Trustee
LiUNA Local 538 Business Manager
Kevin Dale , Labor Trustee
LiUNA Local 393 Business Manager
Fortunato Salamone , Labor Trustee
LiUNA Local 32 Business Manager
Carla Jockisch , Co-Chairman
Greater Peoria Contractor & Suppliers Association, Inc Executive Director
Dan Aussem , Management Trustee
Illinois Valley Contractors Association Executive Director
Jim Haynes , Management Trustee
General Contractors, Inc President
David Anspaugh , Management Trustee
Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association Executive Director

What We Do

Great Plains LECET provides powerful resources to expand market
opportunities for LIUNA and signatory contractors.

We develop innovative programs and services to support LIUNA and signatory contractors.

Market Expansion Program (MEP)
Market Expansion Program (MEP)

LECET created a proprietary custom project tracking program, MEP is designed to search for and track construction projects. This innovative program is available as an online program and a mobile app in iOS and Android formats.

Market Expansion Program for Contractors
Market Expansion Program for Contractors

The Market Expansion Program for Contractors is a unique project lead service, specifically for LIUNA signatory contractors. It allows users to tailor leads to their business requirements.

LECET utilizes other resources to provide actionable research to expand market opportunities. IIR provides comprehensive market intelligence to the industrial, maintenance and energy industries. DNBi provides thorough financial and historical information on companies.


Contact Us

Questions? Please contact us using the form below.

Great Plains LECET

4208 W. Partridge Way Peoria, IL 61615

Phone:     309-692-8750
Email:       Dane.Simpson@GreatPlainsLECET.org
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You can access MEP while out in the field; download our new mobile app (available on iOS & Android) to get started today.