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. We pride ourselves in diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as workers’ rights in the workplace.

Operating Engineers Local 4 are the prominent heavy equipment organization in the construction industry and has a long history of delivering world-class results. For over 125 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, conditions, and benefits for all. These benefits allow us to enjoy a great healthcare plan during our careers as well as retire with dignity with a defined pension plan.

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
International Trustee


Brothers and Sisters, I hope this message finds you well as we navigate the winter months. As we enter a new season, I am pleased to share some recent news from IUOE Local 4.

In addition to performing and completing industry-leading work throughout the region, our Operating Engineers have been busy with Union events, conferences, and initiatives that make a positive impact on our neighborhoods. Recently, we hosted the 2022 Healthy Living and Retirement Planning Fair at Gillette Stadium. This event was an excellent opportunity to learn more about physical, mental, and financial health and the resources available to you through our Plans.

Our Union is dedicated to contributing to causes that make a difference in the places where members live and work. Thanks to the support of our Operating Engineers and greater communities, we can continue to do so. This Veterans Day, Local 4 made our annual donation to Helmets to Hardhats, an organization dedicated to connecting those transitioning from active duty with great construction careers. Additionally, our annual Golf Outing raised over $100,000 for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. We are proud to support these causes and more.

Congratulations to each of Local 4’s endorsed candidates who were successful in the 2022 elections. Now more than ever, standing with labor-friendly leaders is of the utmost importance. Great job to all who voted, joined rallies and supported candidates and initiatives that will shape a better future for working people.

I am proud to recognize the hard work and commitment that our members have shown through the past few months and beyond. I look forward to continuing our success throughout 2023!