Brothers and Sisters,

Our top priority is to be here for our members during these uncertain and difficult times. That’s why we’ll be updating this COVID-19 Online Resource Center regularly with the latest information to support you and your family.

As of Tuesday, May 26th, the Union Hall, Funds Office, and Training Center are open with a skeleton staff in adherence to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 return to work guidelines. We will remain operational and ready to assist. Our phone lines and emails are open for any questions or concerns you may have during normal business hours of 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Visitors will be required to call for assistance.
 
Additionally, please review the below resources for more information on the state’s re-opening process and safety requirements. We already uphold the top safety standards in the industry. We’re counting on each of you to lead by example and stay safe for the sake of our peers, our families, and our entire community.
 
For over 120 years, we’ve faced our share of challenges and we’ve overcome them time and again. Rest assured, we are equipped to withstand anything. We stand by you, as you do us. And together, we will prevail.

In Solidarity,

Bill McLaughlin
Business Manager
Operating Engineers Local 4

Listen to Business Manager McLaughlin’s COVID-19 message:

Contacting Local 4

The Union Hall, Funds Office, and Training Center are open in adherence to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 return to work guidelines. We remain operational and ready to assist. Our phone lines and emails are open for any questions or concerns you may have during normal business hours of 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Visitors will be required to call for assistance.

In adherence to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ social distancing guidelines, all Local 4 union meetings and in-person trainings will be cancelled until further notice. All staff meetings are conducted in person and executive board meetings will continue to be conducted by conference call.

Return to Work Safety Guidelines

On Monday, May 18, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced it will begin the first phase of re-opening the state’s economy. The state’s previous stay-at-home advisory has been revised, allowing many industries to return in a limited capacity. This means that construction sites may resume work, as long as they are not under a local moratorium.

Please review the following resources for more information on the state’s re-opening process and safety requirements:

  • Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces: https://bit.ly/2LCf7Of
  • Mandatory Safety Standards Poster: https://bit.ly/2LDzuLh
  • Watch the Massachusetts Building Trades Council’s tips on staying safe in the workplace: