International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825

COVID-19 UPDATE

March 17, 2020

Over the past two weeks we have taken a variety of steps to help ensure the health and safety of our members.

All District meetings through the month of April have been canceled. Check back on this page periodically for updates.

Office visits from members and non-essential guests will be suspended into Local 825 main office in Springfield, all satellite offices and training centers. To ensure our members’ needs are addressed, we will operate as follows:

S.U.B.

Drop off applications and pick up of checks are suspended. Applications may be filed online, mailed to the SUB Department at 65 Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081 or placed in a secure box located on the first-floor lobby at 65 Springfield Ave., Springfield NJ 07081

Pension and Annuities

Mail applications and other written communications to the Pension/Profit Sharing Department at 65 Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081 or place them in the secure lock box in the lobby.

Eligibility

Mail payments and other written communications to the Eligibility Department at 65 Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081 or place in the secure lock box in the lobby.

Welfare

Claim Forms may be mailed to the Claims Department at 65 Springfield Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081 or placed in the secure lock box in the lobby.

Training Centers

Training Centers will cancel all classes and training initially through Friday March 27. A decision will be made by then whether to open or continue the cancelation. Watch here for updates.

Dues

Please pay dues on-line at www.IUOE825.org or call 973-671-6918 or 6917 for assistance.

Dispatch

Please call 973-671-6900 for assistance.

Business Agents

In-person visits at the Union Halls are suspended. Please call 973-671-6900 for assistance.

In addition, all official Funds and Union Hall business correspondence may be placed in the locked drop box in the lobby of 65 Springfield Ave. Springfield, NJ. If you haven’t already accessed the Local 825 app, do so now and consult it regularly for news and announcements.

These unprecedented steps have been reached after consultation with our own staff of nurses and other health care professionals. We take these actions to protect our members, visitors and office personnel. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenging circumstances. We encourage you to take all health precautions to protect yourself and your families.

In the meantime, please practice the basic rules of hygiene and prevention that can be found on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: www.cdc.gov.

2020 begins the second century for the IUOE Local 825. From our charter in 1920, we have participated in the construction of the largest infrastructure achievements throughout New Jersey and our five counties of New York State. Our members have helped to build the major crossings of the Hudson and Delaware Rivers; the highways and transit systems that crisscross our communities; the high-rises, stadiums and other megastructures that define our skylines and define our daily lives. Watch for periodic postings commemorating our construction achievements over the past 100 years and news of projects we’re looking forward to as we begin our second century.

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.

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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.