Brothers and Sisters, I hope that you are enjoying this great time of year!
As expected, 2022 has proven to be busy so far. Between recent elections, successful contract negotiations, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Ruling against Big Tech with a victory for Massachusetts is not for sale, our Apprentice graduation, an abundance of work, and more, there has surely been much to do. I am confident that the abundant work forecast will continue throughout the rest of the year.
This election cycle, our members had the opportunity to pursue positions as Officers of IUOE Local 4 and serve as Delegates to the 40th International Convention. During our May Union meeting, the entire team of candidates was nominated and elected without opposition. Congratulations to those involved in this important process. Also, we’re proud to announce our new 5-year collective bargaining agreement with no language changes.
The Local 4 Health & Welfare Plan recently hosted its inaugural 5k event at Medway High School. This was a great opportunity to get moving and spend time together as a community. Thank you to all who attended and participated. Though this event has passed, we have a number of opportunities in the rest of 2022 for you to spend time with your Brothers and Sisters. On September 11, the Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. will be hosting its 5th Annual Golf Outing at Stow Acres. This year, we’ll be raising funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. I hope to see you there.
On behalf of our Local 4 team, congratulations to the 2022 graduates from our Apprenticeship and Training Program. These 16 individuals have proven their skill, dedication, and drive over the past 4 years. I am pleased to officially welcome them as full journeypersons in our Local.
Please be sure to check out our Summer News Magazine for additional updates and news. Thank you for your dedication and involvement this season!