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Happy Independence Day from IUOE Local 4!

July 4th, 2022|

Brothers and Sisters, Happy Independence Day from IUOE Local 4! This holiday brings important opportunities to honor the freedoms available to us in this country. I hope that you will take this weekend to relax,
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Take Action: Stand Up Against Wage Theft

June 23rd, 2022|

Brothers and Sisters, I am proud to serve a membership that advocates for workers' rights, fair conditions, and fair pay. Though our larger community has fought hard for these protections, many across our state and
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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.

In Solidarity,

Business Manager
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4


Brothers and Sisters, happy spring!

As the weather gets warmer and we enter a new season, I hope you and your families are well. I am looking forward to many exciting new opportunities for our Operating Engineers throughout this spring. With a robust work forecast, upcoming contract negotiations, and more, this year will surely be busy.

Despite these uncertain times, we had a strong start to 2022 on job sites such as Boynton Yards and Vineyard Wind. In the coming months, the Election of Officers to Local 4 and the IUOE General Convention Delegate Election will both be taking place. These elections are a great opportunity to ensure our members’ voices are heard and that everyone has a role in shaping our union’s future. I encourage you to prioritize casting your votes!

I am pleased to also share that Local 4 has continued to support our greater community through donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Veterans, Inc. in Worcester, and House in the Woods in Lee, Maine. We look forward to contributing to important community organizations through the funds raised at our 5th Annual Golf Outing. This great event will be held on September 11, 2022 at Stow Acres Country Club and will aid the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Looking ahead, I hope to continue the generosity and participation of all who attend or support these important causes.

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. I look forward to the success of our Operating Engineers in this spring season!