About local 478
Local 478 of the International Union of Operating Engineers is the premier supplier of heavy equipment operators, mechanics and support personnel in the State of Connecticut. We proudly acknowledge the efforts of our members, past and present, and their families who have worked tirelessly.
From its humble starting point of 18 members, Local 478 has grown to our present 4,367 members. Our benefit package has grown to include a defined benefit pension, a family health plan including dental and prescription coverage, a self-directed annuity, life insurance, free state of the art training school, and supplemental unemployment coverage. The membership of Local 478 is guaranteed these benefits by our collective bargaining agreement, and is serviced by our 11 person field staff.