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Cement, Lime, Gypsum, and Allied Workers Division

The Cement, Lime, Gypsum, and Allied Workers (CLGAW) Division was created in April 1984, as a result of the merger between the Cement, Lime, Gypsum, and Allied Workers Union and the Boilermakers Union. The Division represents over 7,500 members in 176 bargaining units and 118 lodges.

The Vice President at Large for Industrial Sector Operations represents the CLGAW Division on the International Executive Council.

Services to Local Lodges

Service provided to the CLGAW Local Lodges include grievance processing, contract negotiation, grievance arbitrations, local lodge steward training, and conferences for lodges in the United States and Canada.


The Division was formed in 1984 at a special merger convention in Hollywood, Florida. The first convention took place in 1986 in Hollywood, Florida. Henry Bechtholdt, the Division Secretary-Treasurer, was elected International Vice President at Large of the Division. Henry retired in 1994, and Jim Hickenbotham was appointed to fill his vacancy. The CLGAW Division services members in the United States and Canada.

Industries and Employers

Our members are employed by the following industries. Click on the links to view information on specific lodges and employers:

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