Join us for the Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. 6th 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. 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


I hope that you and your loved ones are having an enjoyable spring so far. Our Operating Engineers have had a productive start to 2023, and this impact can be seen both on and off the job site. As we prepare for a busy work season, I am confident that our membership will continue its long track record of making a positive impact on our communities.

IUOE Local 4 has a long history of supporting organizations and causes throughout our communities, and this trend has continued in 2023. I am proud to recognize two recent donations, a $100,000 contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, and one to the American Heart Association. These contributions were made possible by the 5th Annual OE Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. Golf Outing and a collection at the December Body Meeting, respectively. Great work to all who were involved! 

This March, we held a Body Meeting at a special location in Portland, Maine. It was wonderful to see so many in attendance, in addition to Maine Governor Janet Mills, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson, and Maine Climate Labor Council Director of Policy Scott Cuddy. Thanks to all who attended and made this meeting a success.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for a few upcoming dates. The second annual Local 4 Health & Welfare Fund 5K will be held on Sunday, June 11 at Medway High School. This event was a great success last year, and I look forward to spending the day with our membership, families, and valued healthcare partners once again. The 6th Annual OE Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. Golf Outing will be held on Sunday, August 27 at Stow Acres. Funds will be dedicated to supporting children’s charities, and I look forward to raising money for this important cause. 

As always, the Union Hall is here for any questions that you may have. Please stay safe this season and keep up the good work!