International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825

Better Building Begins Here

Local 825 Operating Engineers are highly trained and experienced heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors who offer unsurpassed productivity to contractors throughout New Jersey and five counties in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Our more than 7,000 members are part of the International Union of Operating Engineers, comprising a workforce of 400,000 throughout the United States and Canada.

With our training, experience and drive, we build value for our contractors. We do the job right the first time, on time and on budget. In exchange, we ensure that our members are treated fairly and viewed as part of the team.

New Mission Statement:
Prepare for a Changing World

Recognizing the rapid changes in the workforce and technology, Local 825 has updated its mission statement to prepare its members for the challenges and rewards that face them.

The new statement reads:

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825’s mission is to equip its members with the educational resources for developing the skills of their apprentices and journeypersons. It is to recruit a diverse membership and operate under a strategic plan to create an inclusive environment. By facilitating the training needs of our members, we maximize their employability and prepare them for changes in the industry. The Department goal allows members to acquire new skills and remain competitive in the industry, while remaining fiscally responsible to the beneficiaries of the fund.