Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this summer season is bringing a lot of joy and good spirits to you and your family. As you may have heard, I will be retiring as your Business Manager on September 1, 2023. I have been privileged and grateful to serve in this position since 2017, and to see our Union grow in size and strength. I began working as an Operating Engineer in 1987, and my 36 years as a member and 25 years as a proud officer of Local 4 have blessed me with some of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

Today, I am sharing with you my last Business Manager’s video message. I am deeply proud of the work our membership has done and continues to do each day. The strength of our Union continues to grow, as Local 4 is on track to becoming a $2 billion organization. Please see my Business Manager’s video message to learn more about our growth.

Watch the Business Manager’s Message below.

As a member of Local 4, I have worked with and formed life-long friendships with so many amazing members. I want to thank all of our members for their heartfelt support over the years, and for your well wishes as I enter retirement.

I hope that you and your loved ones will enjoy a safe and fun summer.

In solidarity,


William D. McLaughlin
Business Manager
Operating Engineers Local 4
International Trustee