Plaster Tender

Job description

plastererMixing, covering, cleaning, truck driving, scaffold building, and some general laboring.






Apprenticeship program

4,000 hours with a probationary period of not more than 500 hours over not more than four months. 288 hours per year of related training is required. Applications are accepted year-round at the following address:

Twin City Plasterer's Apprenticeship
2180 Old Hwy 8
New Brighton, MN 55112
(651) 783-8422

Apprenticeship Coordinator
Tom Reger

Training is offered both day and night. The cost of tuition and materials is included in the union dues.


  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • Must become a member of and maintain membership in the Laborers International Union upon beginning work
  • Must be physically capable of performing the work of the trades.

Selection procedures

Prior to acceptance into the apprenticeship program, an applicant must have secured employment through a sponsor. The employer must provide the JATC written notice of intent to promptly hire. No written exam or interview required

More Information

Tools Needed

Worker needs to provide a very basic set of hand-tools which include a hammer, trowel, screwdriver, pliers, knife, margin trowel, cresent wrench, water nozzle, and brush. Costs run between $100 and $150.

Transportation Requirements

Job locations vary and are located in the metropolitan areas and out-state as well. Workers must provide their own transportation to and from the jobsite.


Eight (8) hours daily between 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM.


Apprentice rate of pay begins at $17.18, plus health and welfare and pension benefits.

Union Dues

There are initiation fees, which are not expected to be paid all at once. There are also monthly membership dues plus a working dues fee.

Construction Laborers Locals

Contact the following Construction and General Laborers Union Locals for information about union membership in your geographic location.

St. Paul, MN Local 132 (651) 487-1070
Mankato , MN Local 132M (507) 388-3466
Rochester, MN Local 405 (507) 282-2349
Minneapolis, MN Local 563 (651) 781-6933
St. Cloud, MN Local 563SC (320) 252-4363
Duluth, MN Local 1091 (218) 728-5151
Virginia, MN Local 1097 (218) 741-3638


Contact Us

Twin City Plasterer's Apprenticeship
2180 Old Hwy 8
New Brighton, MN 55112

Apprenticeship Coordinator
Tom Reger
(651) 783-8422