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Effective immediately if you want to retire any month after December 2014 you need to have your pension paperwork completed and submitted to the Pension Department at least 45 days prior to your retirement date. (i.e. retirement on January 1, 2015 must be completed and submitted by November 14, 2014.) If you have any questions please contact the Pension Department at X274


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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.


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