Brothers and Sisters,

As of September 1st, Local 4 Training Coordinator John Gaffny will be leaving his post. As you know, John served as our Education and Training Director for the last 10 years.

John will be returning to the field where he began his career with the Operating Engineers in 1997. I want to thank John for his hard work, dedication, and service to Local 4. His extreme focus on creating the best equipment operators in the industry is commendable, and he will always be a part of our team.

As we move forward, I’ve appointed Michael Carey to succeed John as our new Local 4 Training Coordinator. Brother Carey possesses the knowledge and skills to serve our Local in this capacity. He is a leader in the field as a crane operator as well as a training instructor in our program.

Mike is also a graduate of our Apprenticeship Program in 2015 where he received our Top Apprentice Award for maintaining the highest grade point average. I am confident Mike will persevere in preparing our apprentices for successful careers with the Operating Engineers.

Thank you to John for all your years of exceptional service, and we look forward to everything Mike will bring to our team.

In Solidarity,

Bill McLaughlin
Business Manager
Operating Engineers Local 4