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Hintz named as new LECET director

By: Ethan Duran//January 23, 2023//

Hintz named as new LECET director

By: Ethan Duran//January 23, 2023//

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Gordon Hintz (Photo courtesy of Wisconsin District Laborers Council)

The Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council announced on Monday that former state House minority leader Gordon Hintz will serve as the next director for the Wisconsin Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust.

The trust, known as LECET, works with laborers and contractors to ensure worker safety and make companies more competitive, labor union officials said. Hintz served eight terms as a state representative for the 54th Assembly District and as the Assembly Democratic Leader from October 2017 to January 2022.

“Throughout my career, I have been driven to provide greater opportunities for working people, which is why I am very excited to get started as the new Wisconsin LECET Director,” Hintz said in a statement. “When unions are strong and their employers are competitive and profitable, that is a huge benefit to Wisconsin’s economy.”

Chair of the Wisconsin LECET Fund and district business manager Kent Miller said Hintz was a good pick because of his knowledge of construction industry issues and union advocacy.

“During his time in the Assembly, Gordon Hintz was very knowledgeable on issues that affect the union construction industry, and he has been a great advocate for our union way of life,” Miller said. “I am looking forward to Gordon joining our team and working to provide more work opportunities for our members by strengthening our partnerships with our employers, as well as working on inclusionary efforts to give more opportunities to DBE’s.”

“Gordon Hintz has a strong record of being able to build relationships and consensus to achieve common goals,” Derek Allen, general counsel for AGC of Wisconsin and management trustee for Wisconsin LECET, said. “We need to continue to grow Wisconsin’s construction industry with a highly trained and skilled workforce that earns good wages and benefits, and we’re looking forward to working with Gordon to achieve those goals.”

Hintz will be based out of the district office in DeForest. He lives in Oshkosh with his wife and two children. The Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council is an affiliation of five labor unions and represents nearly 9,000 craft laborers throughout the state.


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