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 the long, hot summer and Labor Day now behind us, I hope all is well with you and your families during these very uncertain times. Although our reportable hours for the year are down nearly 10 percent, I am optimistic work will continue to remain steady. This decline is a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic whereby many projects were postponed. Despite this, our projections and forecasts for capital development will continue to provide ample opportunities for the Operating Engineers.
During these unprecedented times, I would like to thank all of you for your patience with respect to our monthly union meetings. As you all know, we are not able to assemble at Florian Hall because of the risks associated with COVID-19. Although this is frustrating for everyone, my number one priority is the health and safety of every member of Local 4. Under Massachusetts guidelines, Gov. Baker has outlined the protocol for large gatherings in his phase 4 re-opening plan. Until then, please continue to lead by example and continue to follow all safety guidelines on and off the job site. Together, we are equipped to withstand anything, and as a Union, we will prevail.