WELCOME FROM THE BUSINESS MANAGER
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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.
— Bill McLaughlin
BROTHERS & SISTERS
We stand together at an unprecedented moment for our Union and our country. COVID-19 has presented us with unchartered waters and we are still not sure how long it will last. But at Local 4, we are one of the strongest unions in the industry. Through our solidarity, commitment, and mutual support, we are doing more than weathering this storm. We are coming out of it stronger than ever.
Whether you are returning to work or continuing at a job site, your safety remains our top priority. We already uphold the top safety standards in the industry. We are counting on each of you to lead by example and stay safe for the sake of our peers, our families, and our entire community.
Throughout this crisis, we have maintained all of our services remotely and our offices continue to be fully operational. My entire administration and staff has worked tirelessly to support you and keep our Union strong.
Rest assured, we are equipped to withstand anything. We stand by you, as you do us. And together we prevail.