Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits. It is with immense pride and a deep sense of responsibility that I take on the role of Business Manager of this great Local. It is an honor to serve Local 4, and I am committed to maintaining our union’s mission of promoting safe workplaces, fighting for workers’ rights, and advocating economic opportunity for all.

I’m looking forward to meeting and working with Local 4 members, contractors, and partners in this new role as we work in collaboration to strengthen and grow our community of brothers and sisters. Together, we will continue to raise the bar and lead with action in the construction industry.Furthermore, I look forward to working with Training Coordinator, Michael Carey, to advance our world-class Apprenticeship and Training Program to shape a bright workforce today and for the future. We’re incredibly fortunate for our expert staff and state-of-the-art training facility that helps apprentices succeed and thrive in life and at work.

Thanks to the former Business Manager, William McLaughlin, our Health and Welfare, Pension, and Annuity Funds are in excellent condition. Maintaining and expanding upon this strong foundation is a vital responsibility entrusted to me, in collaboration with our great Trustees and Funds Administrator, Greg Geiman. Together, our focus will always be to serve the best interests of members and beneficiaries.

I’m also pleased to welcome two new organizers, Tayla Rose and Ryan Mancini, as our great Local seizes the moment to secure and strengthen our market share, ensuring that we remain a formidable force in the current climate.

I am eager for the busy work season ahead, and I am confident that the work outlook will continue to be robust and provide ample opportunities for the Operating Engineers throughout the remainder of 2023 and into 2024.

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!

In Solidarity,

Michael J. Bowes

Business Manager
IUOE Local 4