Alaska Unions that Dispatch Workers to the North Slope

For information regarding apprenticeship opportunities in Alaska visit the Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association website at

NOTE: The Fairbanks offices dispatch labor to the northern half of the state. So, if your union has an office in Fairbanks, then that's the office you'll need to contact. No Fairbanks local? Then contact the Anchorage office.


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Anchorage Local 1547
Unit 101 – Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna, Mat-Su Valley, Kodiak, Cordova
3333 Denali St., Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 272-6571
Toll-Free 1-888-563-1547

Unit 102 – Fairbanks (pipeline jobs, north slope/camp jobs)
60 Hall St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 456-4248

Unit 103 – Juneau, Sitka
813 W. 12th Ave.
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-3050

Unit 104 – Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Prince of Wales Island
317 Stedman
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-1547


Anchorage – Local 341
2501 Commercial Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: 907-272-4571
Fax: 907-274-0570
Apprentice Training: 907-345-3853

Fairbanks -Local 942 
2740 Davis Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 907-456-4584
Fax: 907-452-6285
Toll-free: 1-888-967-5942
Apprentice Training: 907-452-3146

Most union laborers come through the Fairbanks office. If you're local, it can pay to hang out in the office on the chance that a call will come through for laborers. Some of the crew told me they were not at the top of the hire list but because they were in the FAI office when the call came through for laborers, they were dispatched ahead of the others because they were on site.

Anchorage laborers who get hired must physically stop in the FAI office before being dispatched to the slope.


International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 

4001 Denali Street, Suite A
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-561-5288
Fax: 907-563-4571
Toll-free (AK only): 800-478-5338
Apprentice Training: 907-561-5044

3002 Lathrop Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-452-8131
Fax: 907-452-1434
Toll-free (AK only): 1-800-478-8131
Apprentice Training: 907-456-5421

Alaska Operating Engineers' Training Trust

The Trust is responsible for the Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Center in Palmer, AK, the training program for heavy equipment operators covering the State of Alaska. The center offers four different apprenticeship programs, as well as journey-level skill improvement courses. If you already have at least two years of experience in either Construction Equipment Operation, Surveying or Heavy-Duty Equipment Repair (as used in Heavy Highway and commercial buildings), you may qualify to join as a journey-level Operating Engineer.

For information about the training program in Alaska, see the training website at

IUOE Training Center, Palmer Alaska

Mile 1.1 Palmer/Wasilla Highway
PO Box 0989 
Palmer, AK 99645
Phone - 907-746-3117
Fax - 907-745-6136


Alaska Teamsters Local 959 - Anchorage
520 E. 34th Avenue, Suite 102
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: 907-565-8266
Fax: 907-565-8112
Toll-free: 800-478-0959
Apprentice Training: 907-278-3674

Fairbanks – Most slope hires are dispatched from the FAI office
751 Old Richardson Highway, Suite 127
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-452-2959
Fax: 907-452-5051
Toll-free: 877-419-4959
Fairbanks Dispatcher - Kim Brandenburg


Anchorage – Local 367
610 W. 54th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99518
Phone: 907-562-2810
Fax: 907-562-7728

Fairbanks – Local 375
3568 Geraghty Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Phone: 907-479-6221
Fax: 907-479-6227

Apprentice Training: 
Phone: (907) 562-2810 
FAX: (907) 562-2587
E-mail: Judy Billings at


825 East 8th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Tel: (907) 272-7576
Fax: (907) 277-8967

Piledrivers & Divers Apprentice Training
School Contact Information
Mr. Kevin Hanley
Training Coordinator
825 East 8th Ave. 
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 272-7577
Fax (907) 277-8967

For information regarding apprenticeship opportunities in Alaska visit the Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association website at

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