Local 825 and the building of New Jersey and New York.
Local 825 has more than 6,500 members throughout the state of New Jersey and the lower counties of New York state. Our members operate heavy equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes and graders.
We also have members who operate equipment in sand and gravel operations and rock quarries. Some of our members are mechanics and perform work on the equipment in shops and on construction projects.
Headquartered in Springfield, N.J., Local 825 maintains two additional district offices -- in Cherry Hill, N.J. and Middletown, N.Y. -- and training facilities in South Brunswick, N.J. and Middletown, N.Y.
Local 825 has played a key role in every major construction project in the region since its founding, including:
Newark Airport and the GWB -- With the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed, many large construction projects were initiated to spur employment. In New Jersey, engineers built the Newark Airport and the George Washington Bridge across the Hudson.
Meadowlands reclamation & development -- After a century of misuse, the state of New Jersey authorized the large-scale reclamation of the land that stretches along the terminus of the Hackensack and Passaic rivers. Beginning in the 1970s, this roughly 8,400-acre tract has been restored and also used to host such massive building projects as Giants Stadium, the Meadowlands Racetrack and other public venues.
Redevelopment across the state, from Atlantic City to Jersey City -- With the passage of the Casino Control Act in 1976, Local 825 has been instrumental in both the demolition of obsolete buildings and the construction of every major hotel and casino complex to date. We've played a similar role in the construction of the highrise buildings that now make up the Jersey City skyline.