Board Members

Tommy White

Appointed by the Nevada Governor (term expires Dec. 31, 2027)

Laborers International Union, Local 872
Business Manager-Secretary Treasurer

Thomas White is Business Manager-Secretary Treasurer of Laborers International Union of North America, Local 872 in Las Vegas, NV and a 37-year union member. Laborers Local #872 represents construction workers who perform a spectrum of work including concrete, mining, asbestos abatement, heavy-highway construction, solar panel installation, construction clean-up, landscaping and more.

Mr. White was appointed as a Trustee to the Laborers Joint Trust Funds in 1998 and has served as Chairman since 2003. Mr. White also currently sits on the Clark County Stadium Authority Board.

In 2006, through Thomas White's vision; the Construction Industry Workers Charitable Foundation was established. An organization which assists hundreds of Laborers and their families with hardships such as homelessness and illness.

In January 2008, the Laborers Health and Wellness Clinic opened for business, providing members of Laborers Local #872 and their dependents free access to health care. The Clinic has been a great success for the Laborers Health and Welfare Trust and the members of Laborers Local #872.

Jobsite safety training and practices is a top priority to Mr. White. Prior to mandatory OSHA regulations being implemented on jobsites, Thomas White was instrumental in certifying over 5000 Local #872 members in OSHA 10, OSHA 30, and OSHA 500.

In 2004, Mr. White and Local 872 were instrumental in the passing of "Lezlee's Law" in Nevada which imposes double penalties for reckless driving in all road constructions zones, whether or not the area is fully marked as a construction site and even if workers are not in the construction site. "Lezlee's Law" is named for Lezlee Johnson, who was struck by a vehicle while working as a Local 872 flagger at a road construction site in May 2002.

An innovator among Labor Leaders, Thomas White represents over 3,000 individual members within his Local Union and well over 15,000 lives within the Laborers Joint Trust Funds. Through his leadership and groundbreaking initiatives, White has restructured and refined Laborers Local #872 and the Laborers Joint Trust Funds into one of the most successful Organizations throughout the industry.