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Local 4 Raises $100,000 for the fight against cancer.

Click here to see the generous sponsors of the 4th Annual Golf Outing.


Welcome Message from Business Manager Bill McLaughlin

Across New England, more than 5,000 members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4 are building communities, promoting safe workplaces, taking advantage of state-of-the-art training, and advocating economic opportunity for all.

Operating Engineers Local 4 has a long history of delivering world-class results. For over 120 years, we’ve been setting the standard for high-quality construction throughout Eastern Massachusetts, Eastern New Hampshire, and the state of Maine. Whether you need heavy equipment operators, mechanics, surveyors, equipment house employees, or wastewater technicians, you can count on us to get the job done right, on time, and on budget.

Our excellence starts with the apprenticeship and training opportunities we provide at our facilities in Canton and Medway, Mass. Members receive training, licenses, and certifications needed to upgrade existing skills and acquire new ones throughout their careers. We focus on OSHA, Hazmat, NCCCO, forklift, and other continuing education programs. And in working with our partners, we’re ensuring industry-leading wages and benefits for all.

If you’re a Local 4 member or contractor, thanks for your work in helping grow and strengthen our union. If you are not yet affiliated with Local 4, here’s a place where you can learn more about our dynamic work and how to get involved.

In Solidarity,

Business Manager
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4


With Labor Day now behind us, I hope all is well with you and your families, and you all enjoyed the summer despite the unsettled weather patterns we experienced. As we enter into the last quarter of 2021, I am pleased to inform you that we are currently enjoying one of the busiest years since the Big Dig. Also, our projections indicate that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

On August 23, 2021, I implemented a policy with respect to an indoor mask mandate for all three branches of Local 4. This mask policy will be required for all employees who work for the union, training programs, and benefit funds. It will also include staff meetings, executive board meetings, and body meetings for those vaccinated and unvaccinated. I also strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated if you are able.

We recently lost a true champion of the labor movement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Richard fought tirelessly on behalf of American workers and lent his powerful voice to the struggle of workers around the world. His strong leadership, courage, and passion on picket lines and demonstrations brought the same level of energy to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. May he REST IN PEACE. 

Great job to those who participated in our Build America Infrastructure program and our recent Charitable Golf Outing. Your participation in Local 4 events helps this union support the causes that matter most. Together, we are stronger. 

In solidarity, and as always, thank you for your continued support.