A Union That Works!

Joni L. Tulenchik - National Representative                         
Contact:  320.212.0058 
email: joni@cla-usa.com
Shannon L. Ackerman – National Representative
Contact: 218.820.4767
email: shannon@cla-usa.com
Michelle Buehler – Office Administrator
email:  mbuehler@cla-usa.com
Office:    218.454.5018              Fax Number:  218.454.5019
 18505 State Hwy 371
Brainerd, MN 56401

Local 84 

President – Kevin Zabinski
General Assistant – Mark Vosberg
Treasurer – Tom Ernst
Secretary – Bradley Peterson
General Board Member – Shane Herdina
General Board Member – Eric Lahr
Trustee – John Krippner Jr.
Trustee & National Board Member– Orlynn Mueller
Trustee & National Board Member – Tom Miller
National Board Member – Kevin Zabinski
National Board Member – Mark Vosberg
National Board Member – Benjamin Hartung, alt.


The charter for Local #84 states the jurisdiction as the construction industry in the Mid-Western States. Currently membership in Local #84 is located in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Local 84 has members that are general and sub-contractors engaged in residential, retail/commercial and industrial construction.

Local #84 was formed by charter through the Christian Labor Association of the United States of America in 1966. The local has a long established multi-employer defined benefit pension fund which is 100% fully funded, it provides the members with retirement benefits and a health insurance program which affords its members economical health care coverage, life insurance and short-term disability benefits.

Local 78 

President & National Board Member – David Larson
General Assistant –Kevin Love
Secretary – Luke Cullett
Treasurer & National Board Member – Allen Hammer
Board Member & National Board Member – Jeremy Buehler
Board Member -  Sherri Billman
Fringe Fund Board Member – Allen Hammer
Fringe Fund Board Member – Kevin Love
Fringe Fund Board Member – David Larson
Fringe Fund Board Member & National Board Member, Alt. – Sherri Billman


The charter for Local #78 states the jurisdiction as the construction industry in the Mid-Western States. Currently membership in Local #78 is located in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Local 78 has members that are in the highway heavy, site development, commercial and residential construction, aggregate production, asphalt maintenance, water and sewer, concrete curb & gutter and flat work.

Local 78 was started in 1965 and provides life, health, dental and short-term disability insurances along with defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, which are fully funded, along with an optional 401(k) plan.

Local 8

President – Jerome Lhotka
Treasurer/Secretary – Michelle Buehler
National Board Members - Jerome Lhotka
Board Member – Patrick MacLeish
Board Member – Kathryn Faucher
Board Member – Tim Miller
Board Member – Katie Goenner 

Local 8’s jurisdiction is the Mid-West States concentrated heavy in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  Local 8 is a Union for multi-diverse companies, ranging from professional to manufacturing.

Other Information
The charter for Local #8 was established in 1999 and provides health, life, 401(k), short-term disability, eye care and dental plan options for its members.  Local 8 is rapidly growing due to the reasonably priced health benefit packages available to its members.


For health insurance claims and benefit information go to:

www.thefiducia.com or call 218.824.4400.

Open Enrollment Periods

The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance/dental plan. But your coverage doesn’t start immediately.

  • Health insurance enrollment period is from November 1 to December 20.  Coverage starts January 1. 2019.
  • Dental insurance enrollment period from May 1 to June 15. Coverage starts July 1. 2018.

There is also a Special Enrollment Period for qualifying events.

 Login to CLA System

**NEW** CLA system (member login for pension, health insurance, beneficiary changes, etc.):  CLA System

If you have questions or problems with the system, please call 218.454.5018.

Pension investment questions

For pension investment questions please contact David Johnson:    davidljohnson@prudential.com or call 218.824.9200.


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