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A Message from Craig

Welcome to the International Union of Operating Engineers. We are the  largest  supplier of trained, qualified heavy equipment operators, mechanics and support personnel in Connecticut.  We have been providing our members with high paying jobs and benefits, and meeting contractors staffing needs for over 100 years. 

We welcome questions about our programs from qualified journeymen heavy equipment operators.  If you wish to talk to a representative about joining our union, Local 478, please click on the button "Join Local 478".  If you want to know what your rights are under the Connecticut Prevailing Wage Law, we have a section devoted to explaining the law and a listing of the prevailing wage rates.  If  you are interested in our training and apprenticeship programs, please visit that section of our site.

Contractors or other employers wishing to hire from our pool of  qualified, trained, experienced members may contact any of our Business Agents listed in our staff directory. They will meet with you and explain all of the benefits of  being able to hire your workers from our hiring hall.

Stop the Attack on the IUOE Apprenticeship Program

Please read the attached memo and online alert to learn how you can stop contractors' efforts to kill The International Union of Operating Engineers longstanding, succesful Apprenticeship program.

Local 478 Ratifies New Contract Effective April 7, 2019

The International Union of Operating Engineers is pleased to announce ratification of a new contract effective April 7, 2019. Standard agreement are available for download below.

Notice Regarding Deceptive "Right to Work" Practices

Click the following link for an important message concerning "Right to Work" practices issued by IUOE:
Deceptive "Right-to-Work" Laws Hurt Everyone

Discussion Regarding Safety in the Work Place

Click the following link to read about work place safety: Your Workplace's Safety Culture

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