2020 IUOE Local 825 Academic and Special Scholarship Applications Now Available

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 is pleased to announce the following Academic and Special Scholarship Award for 2020:

  • Seven academic scholarship awards of $2,500.00 per academic year for four years
  • Three $2,500.00 special scholarships per academic year for four years, one in each of the following categories:
    • Outstanding Student-Athlete
    • Outstanding Student Service
    • Outstanding Appreciation/Understanding of Unionism and the Labor Movement

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Operating Engineers Local 825 Endorses Candidates in New Jersey

Candidates Display Commitment to Organized Labor, Diverse Energy Future and Infrastructure Investment

SPRINGFIELD, NJ (September 24, 2019): Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 endorsed dozens of candidates in state, county and local races, recognizing their strong commitment to infrastructure, labor issues and a diverse mix of energy in New Jersey.

“We’re excited to support candidates who back organized labor and recognize the importance of infrastructure investment in a challenging and all-or-nothing political environment,” said Greg Lalevee, Business Manager of IUOE 825. “We took a hard look at the records, public statements and candidates positions on the issues critical to operating engineers: infrastructure investment and support for the Transportation Trust Fund re-authorization, expansion of clean natural gas infrastructure and the role it plays as we diversify our energy mix, and protecting our ability to organize and put members to work. Our endorsements for 2019 are a reflection of where candidate’s positions are in relation to our important issues.”

IUOE 825 remains committed to infrastructure investment and labor advocacy, promoting projects that will create union jobs and improve New Jersey’s economy while building the roads, energy and water infrastructure, and transit systems that form the backbone of our region.

The full list of candidates can be found below:

STATE LEGISLATURE
Leg District Member Party
2 John Armato D
4 Paul Moriarty D
4 Gabriela Mosquera D
5 William Moen D
5 William Spearman D
6 Louis Greenwald D
7 Carol Murphy D
14 Wayne DeAngelo D
14 Daniel Benson D
15 Anthony Verrelli D
17 Joseph Egan D
18 Robert Karabinchak D
19 Craig Coughlin D
19 Yvonne Lopez D
21 Jon Bramnick R
24 Harold Wirths R
26 BettyLou DeCroce R
30 Sean Kean R
30 Edward Thompson R
31 Nicholas Chiaravalloti D
31 Angela McKnight D
32 Angelica Jimenez D
32 Pedro Mejia D
33 Annette Chaparro D
34 Britnee Timberlake D
34 Thomas Giblin D
35 Benjie Wimberley D
36 Gary Schaer D
38 Lisa Swain D
38 Chris Tully D
40 Christopher DePhillips R
COUNTY AND LOCAL
Jurisdiction Name Office
Cumberland County Celeste Riley Clerk
Hudson County Tom DeGise Executive
Bergen County Germaine Ortiz Freeholder
Bergen County Mary Amoroso Freeholder
Bergen County Tom Sullivan Freeholder
Burlington County Latham Tiver Freeholder
Burlington County Lee Schneider Freeholder
Camden County Carmen Rodriguez Freeholder
Camden County Ed McDonnell Freeholder
Camden County Melinda Kane Freeholder
Essex County Romaine Graham Freeholder
Middlesex County Clary Azcona-Barber Freeholder
Middlesex County Charles Kenny Freeholder
Middlesex County Kenneth Armwood Freeholder
Monmouth County Dominick DiRocco Freeholder
Monmouth County Thomas A. Arnone Freeholder
Somerset County Patricia Walsh Freeholder
Sussex County Anthony Fasano Freeholder
Cumberland County Christopher Jennings Freeholder
Cumberland County Darlene Barber Freeholder
Gloucester County Frank DiMarco Freeholder
Gloucester County Dan Christy Freeholder
Hudson County Frank Schillari Sheriff
Sussex County Mike Strada Sheriff
Somerset County William Parenti Sheriff
Buena Matt Walker Council
Carteret Vinnie Bellino Council
Carteret Jorge Diaz Council
Dumont Dominick Panefile Council
Demarest Jim Carroll Council
Fairfield Michael McGlynn Council
Park Ridge Keith Misciagna Mayor
Irvington Jamillah Beasley-McLoed Council
Deptford Ed Kalinowski School Board
Deptford Twp Paul Medany Council
Deptford Twp MacKenzie Belling Council
Deptford Twp Tom Hufnell Council
Franklinville Twp Scott Quick Council
Franklinville Twp Lena Jester Council
Hoboken Migdalia Pagan-Milano Ward 1 – Council
Hoboken Nora Martínez DeBenedetto Ward 2 – Council
Hoboken Michael Russo Ward 3 – Council
Hoboken Reuben Ramos Ward 4 – Council
Hoboken Phil Cohen Ward 5 – Council
Hoboken Cristin Cricco Powell Ward 6 – Council
Lawrence Twp. Mike Powers Council
Lawrence Twp. John Ryan Council
Lawrence Twp. Cathleen Lewis Council
Woodbridge John McCormac Mayor
Woodbridge Lizbeth DeJesus Council
Woodbridge Brian Small Council
Woodbridge Kyle Anderson Council
Woodbridge Greg Ficarra Council
Wood-Ridge Paul Sarlo Mayor
Wood-Ridge Catherine Cassidy Council
Wood-Ridge Joseph DiMarco Council
Ocean Twp. Amy McGovern School Board
Parsippany Robert Kaminski Council
South Toms River Tom Rolzhausen Council
Totowa John Capo Council
Pitts Grove Tom Hickson Jr. Committee
Frankford Twp Nick Civitan Committee
Union Twp Clifton People Council
Union Twp Suzette Cavadas Council
Westfield Robert Garrison School Board

7th Annual Poker Run

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

$30 per person
Payments will only be accepted by credit/debit at the door.

Registration: 9am – 11am

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Local 825 Training Center
338 Deans Hall Road
South Brunswick, NJ

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[NOTE: This has been changed. The new destination is below.]

Rahway Yacht Club
1706 Paterson Street
Rahway, NJ
(Across from Best Western Riverside Hotel)
Food and Music

All proceeds benefit the IUOE Local 825 Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3)

For more information contact Melissa (973) 671-6911

Notification of Application to Operating Engineers Local 825 Apprenticeship Program

UPDATE: All 60 apprentice applications have been given out and are no longer available. Thank you to those who came out.

Sixty (60) applications will be available for the Operating Engineers Local 825 Apprenticeship Program class that will begin spring of 2020.

Applications must be completed in person during the following dates and times, at the following location:

Operating Engineers Local 825 Training Center
96 Bates/Gates Road
New Hampton, New York 10958

Tuesday – Friday
9/3/2019 – 9/6/2019
8:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday
9/7/2019
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Monday – Friday
9/9/2019 – 9/13/2019
8:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Monday
9/16/2019
8:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Applicant requirements (must bring with you at time of application):

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a CDL
  3. Applicant must reside within the jurisdiction of the IUOE Local 825 NY Apprenticeship Program, which includes the counties of Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware
  4. Applicant must have a high school diploma, GED or TASC; and must provide high school transcript in sealed envelope from the high school you attended, or GED transcript
  5. All military veterans must provide a copy of DD-214

Jack Daly, Les Hynes Scholarship Fund of the New Jersey Steel Association

Who May Apply

Any person, male or female, attending, or planning to attend any institution of higher learning (University, College, Junior College, Technical or Trade School). Please note that preference will be given to applicants who pursue either a degree or certificate in architecture, engineering or other vocation directly related to the construction industry.

Eligibility

An applicant must either be an employee, or the child of any employee of a member firm of the New Jersey Steel Association Inc., or contributor to the Steel Industry Advancement Fund. More particularly:

  1. Children of members of Shopmen’s Local 502 whose parent (or guardian) is employed by a firm operating under a labor agreement with Local 502.
  2. Children of ironworkers referred to work by Iron Workers Local 11 (formerly, Local Unions #11, 45, 373, 480 and 483) as employees of a firm signatory to a labor agreement with Local 11.
  3. Children of operating engineers (Local Union #825) referred to work as employees of a firm signatory to a labor agreement with that Local.
  4. Any ironworker or operating engineer of the above mentioned unions who is employed by a member firm of the New Jersey Steel Association, Inc., or a contributor to the Steel Industry Advancement Fund.
  5. All other employees of member firms of the New Jersey Steel Association, Inc. or firms who contribute to the Steel Industry Advancement Fund as well as their children. However, executives and directors of member firms and their children are excluded.
  6. No paid officers or agents of the above mentioned unions or their children are eligible.
  7. Only one (1) child per family is eligible based on the applicant’s address.
  8. Until amended, total annual scholarship shall not exceed $25,000.

When to Apply

Applications must be received by July 20, 2019 addressed to:

Jack Daly, Les Hynes Scholarship Committee
New Jersey Steel Association, Inc.
50 Division Street, Suite 501
Somerville, NJ 08876

Click here to download the application.

Local 825 members award ten $10,000 scholarships toward four-years of higher ed

The Operating Engineers of Local 825 stage events throughout the year to help deserving students afford a college education. This year, independent judges from Rutgers University selected ten winners of the annual contest.

Seven scholarships were awarded on the basis of academic performance and three were awarded for achievements in athletics; community service; and understanding of union values.

Business Manager Greg Lalevee thanked the members who volunteer to run the events, the volunteers who contribute to them and the Rutgers judges who evaluate the entries. “We are please that we have been able to sustain these awards year after year and to help make college a little more affordable to our children and grandchildren,” Lalevee said. The winners were:

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President Trump Visits IUOE Training Center in Crosby, Texas

President Donald Trump visited the new IUOE Training Center in Crosby, TX, today and made clear the importance he places on modernizing America’s energy infrastructure, including kickstarting stalled pipeline projects that have fallen victim to partisan politics.

Here is a statement from General President James Callahan, applauding the President’s actions today:

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The new IUOE Training Center in Crosby is the most advanced training center in North America and we were honored to have President Trump take time today to tour the facility and meet with our workers.

2019 Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council Scholarships

The Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council offers two separate scholarships: The Frank Thompson Jr. scholarship and the George L. Pelletteri scholarship. The amounts are $500 for the George Pelletieri scholarship and $2,000 for the Frank Thompson scholarship.

For both, applicants must be a high school senior and the child of a current or deceased member of the Union affiliated with the Mercer County AFL-CIO Labor Council.

Required proof of eligibility includes:

  1. Verification of class rank and SAT scores
  2. An essay of no less than 200 words on the subject “What the American Labor Movement has meant to my family.”

Download

Click here for complete requirements and application forms.