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
With this mild winter now behind us, we can look forward to a much anticipated new construction season. Currently, we are still facing the effects of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. As we are all adjusting to the frustration and daily changes of this outbreak, I want to assure you that the wellbeing of our members and your families is my number one priority. Despite some project shutdowns to stop the spread of this virus, I still remain optimistic that 2020 will provide many opportunities for our membership. The projections and forecast for this year should be plentiful for the Operating Engineers.