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.

Operating Engineers Local 825 Endorses Candidates in New Jersey and New York

SPRINGFIELD, NJ (September 26, 2018): Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 endorsed dozens of candidates in federal, state, county and local races, recognizing their strong commitment to infrastructure, labor issues and job creation in New Jersey and New York.

“We’re excited to support candidates who back organized labor and recognize the importance of infrastructure investment in a challenging political environment,” said Greg Lalevee, Business Manager of IUOE 825. “These candidates have championed policies that will continue to create good-paying jobs, defend labor rights and make our region a better place to live and work. Our members are proud to back them.”

IUOE 825 remains committed to infrastructure investment and labor advocacy, promoting projects that will create union jobs and improve our 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.


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Menendez, Bob NJ US Senate
Norcross, Donald Cd 1 US House Of Rep
Van Drew, Jeff Cd 2 US House Of Rep
MacArthur, Tom Cd 3 US House Of Rep
Smith, Chris Cd 4 US House Of Rep
Gottheimer, Josh Cd 5 US House Of Rep
Pallone, Frank Cd 6 US House Of Rep
Lance, Leonard Cd 7 US House Of Rep
Sires, Albio Cd 8 US House Of Rep
Pascrell, Bill Cd 9 US House Of Rep
Payne, Donald, Jr. Cd 10 US House Of Rep
Sherrill, Mikie Cd 11 US House Of Rep
Watson-Coleman, Bonnie Cd 12 US House Of Rep
Lagana, Joe Ld 38 NJ Senate
Reynolds-Jackson, Verlina Ld 15 NJ Assembly
Verrelli, Anthony Ld 15 NJ Assembly
Carter, Linda Ld 22 NJ Assembly
Mejia, Pedro Ld 32 NJ Assembly
Timberlake, Britnee Ld 34 NJ Assembly
Calabrese, Clinton Ld 36 NJ Assembly
Swain, Lisa Ld 38 NJ Assembly
Tully, Chris Ld 38 NJ Assembly
Bertino, James Atlantic County County Freeholder
Formica, Frank D Atlantic County County Freeholder
Kern, Maureen Atlantic County County Freeholder
Tedesco III, James J Bergen County County Executive
Tanelli, Steven A Bergen County County Freeholder
Zur, Tracy Silna Bergen County County Freeholder
Tyler, Tim Burlington County County Clerk
Gibbs, Kate Burlington County County Freeholder
Hughes, Linda Burlington County County Freeholder
Moen Jr, William F Camden County County Freeholder
Nash, Jeffrey L Camden County County Freeholder
Shin Angulo, Susan Camden County County Freeholder
Wilson, Gilbert L Camden County County Sheriff
Schenerman, Jeremiah Cape May County County Freeholder
Derella, Joseph J Cumberland County County Freeholder
Quinn, James F Cumberland County County Freeholder
Rainear, Douglas M Cumberland County County Surrogate
Divincenzo Jr, Joseph N Essex County County Executive
Cooper, Tyshammie L Essex County County Freeholder
Fontoura, Armando B Essex County County Sheriff
Damminger, Robert Gloucester County County Freeholder
Lavender, James Gloucester County County Freeholder
Morina, Carmel Gloucester County County Sheriff
Chila, Joe Gloucester County County Surrogate
Narra, Shanti Middlesex County County Freeholder
Rios, Ronald G Middlesex County County Freeholder
Gesslein, Amber Monmouth County County Freeholder
Decastro, Melissa Salem County County Freeholder
Stemberger, Jesse Salem County County Freeholder
Gant, Bob Salem County County Sheriff
Caliguire, Mark Somerset County County Freeholder
Scaglione, Patrick Somerset County County Freeholder
Fantasia, Dawn Sussex County County Freeholder
Hertzberg, Joshua L Sussex County County Freeholder
Chiusano, Gary R Sussex County County Surrogate
Petti, Vinnie Bound Brook Borough Municipal Office
Reiman, Daniel J Carteret Borough Mayor
Marrone, Matthew Chesilhurst Borough Council
Armbruster, Mark Clementon Borough Council
Mellor, Nathan C Delanco Township Council
Cedeno, Carlos Elizabeth City Council
Gallman Jr, William Elizabeth City Council
Gonzalez, Nelson Elizabeth City Council
Kiniery, Kevin J Elizabeth City Council
Mazza, Frank O Elizabeth City Council
Torres, Carlos L Elizabeth City Council
Wildes, Michael Englewood City Mayor
Steinmann, Bert H Ewing Township Committee
Cutrone, Cristina Fair Lawn Borough Council
Rosenberg, Michael Fair Lawn Borough Council
Schenker, Greg Folsom Borough Council
Schlick, Dave Little Egg Harbor Township Committee
Adams, Nancy J Maplewood Township Committee
Cahill, James M New Brunswick City Mayor
Egan, Kevin P New Brunswick City Municipal Office
Escobar, Rebecca New Brunswick City Municipal Office
Bianchi, Joseph P North Arlington Borough Mayor
Biale, John P Oakland Borough Municipal Office
Labarbiera, Richard Paramus Borough Mayor
Tedesco-Santos, Holly Paramus Borough Council
Verile, Pat Paramus Borough Council
Bardoe, Angela Pittsgrove Township Committee
Oswald, Matthew Riverdale Borough Council
Accomando, Todd J Saddle Brook Township Committee
Darminio, Karen Saddle Brook Township Committee
White, Robert D Saddle Brook Township Committee
Bierman, Kenneth South Brunswick Township Committee
Carley, Charles South Brunswick Township Mayor
Altamura, Ezio I Wood-Ridge Borough Council
Marino, Edward Wood-Ridge Borough Council
Decesare, Vincent Woodland Park Council
Gatti, Tina Woodland Park Council
Kallert, Tracy Woodland Park Council
Rowand, Brett Woodstown Borough Council
Stephanie Goncalves Elizabeth City Board of Education
Charlene Bathelus Elizabeth City Board of Education
Iliana Chevres Elizabeth City Board of Education
Andrew Cuomo   Governor
Kathy Hochul   Lieutenant Governor
Letita James   Attorney General
Nita Lowey CD 17 US House of Rep
Sean Maloney CD 18 US House of Rep
John Fasso CD 19 US House of Rep


David Carlucci SD 38 NY Senate
James Skoufis SD 39 NY Senate
Annie Rabbit SD 42 NY Senate
Ken Zebrowski Asm 96 NY Assembly
Ellen Jaffee Asm 97 NY Assembly
Karl Brabenec Asm 98 NY Assembly
Aileen Gunther Asm 100 NY Assembly
Brian Miller Asm 101 NY Assembly
Kevin Cahill Asm 103 NY Assembly
Jonathan Jacobson Asm 104 NY Assembly
Clifford Crouch Asm 122 NY Assembly
Paul Van Blarcem Ulster County Sheriff
Carl DeBois Orange County Sheriff
Torrance Harvey City of Newburgh Mayor
Anthony Grice City of Newburgh Council


International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Endorses Mikie Sherrill for Congress

SPRINGFIELD, NJ (August 30, 2018): Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 announced its support and endorsement for Mikie Sherrill for Congress in New Jersey’s 11th District.

“With organized labor under attack on all fronts from the Legislative chambers to the Courts – the time for elected representatives that understand building trades issues at all levels of government has never been more critical,” said Greg Lalevee, Business Manager of IUOE 825. “We are proud to put the support of our membership behind Mikie Sherrill’s candidacy for Congress. Local 825 members and District 11 voters can be assured that Mikie will provide the steady leadership, commitment to jobs and economic development and support for workers’ rights we can be proud of.”

Headquartered in Springfield, NJ, the International Union Operating Engineers Local 825 represents more than 7,100 members throughout New Jersey and five counties of lower New York: Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware.

“I am proud to receive the endorsement of the IUOE,” said congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill. “Faced with the rising cost of living and stagnant wages, working families across New Jersey are concerned about the future. Our community deserves a voice in Congress that puts the economic well-being of residents first, and I will work hard to help create good-paying jobs and build a vibrant economy here in New Jersey.”


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International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Endorses John Pallone for Long Branch Mayor

SPRINGFIELD, NJ (March 12, 2018): Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 announced its support of Council President John Pallone for Mayor of Long Branch in the upcoming municipal election.

Greg Lalevee, Business Manager of IUOE Local 825 released the following statement:

“Long Branch is an exemplary city, but over the years this great community has failed to reach its full potential. It has remained stagnant while other shore towns experienced growth, economic revitalization or a new identity. That is why we are endorsing Council President John Pallone to be the next Mayor of Long Branch because we believe he can bring all those things to this city that have been lacking for years.

Council President Pallone has proven to be a true leader who can bring people together and with all levels of government to do what’s best for the city. He has displayed the dedication and work-ethic the people of this community as well as our members need for Long Branch’s future success – and we are proud to stand by him today”

Headquartered in Springfield, NJ, the International Union Operating Engineers Local 825 represents nearly 7,000 operating engineers throughout New Jersey and five counties of lower New York: Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and Delaware.

Washington Post: Senate approves FERC nominees, restores voting quorum

The U.S. Senate has approved two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on FERC, which oversees the nation’s power grid and natural gas pipelines. The unanimous vote yesterday restores a voting quorum that will now allow American energy companies the ability to move forward with projects that will create jobs and improve our security. Among them is the $1 billion PennEast pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Read more at the Washington Post.

Statement from Greg Lalevee, IUOE Local 825 Business Manager, on Proposed TTF Agreement

“The news that Legislative leaders and the Governor have come to an agreement to fund the Transportation Trust Fund is a welcome and much needed relief for New Jersey’s workers, residents, and our ailing infrastructure system. Our construction workers and engineers play a pivotal role in keeping New Jersey’s complex transportation system – the lifeblood of our economy – in top shape. This deal provides an essential, dedicated, and long-term source of revenue for the TTF that ensures our transportation system can compete in a 21st century economy, and will help us to avoid another catastrophic transportation shutdown. It also contains sensible tax cuts that will help all New Jerseyans, keep people and business in our great state, and offer additional tax cuts for our seniors, lower income families, and veterans. I’d like to thank Senate President Sweeny, Assembly Speaker Prieto, and Governor Christie for their leadership on this critical issue, and urge all members of the legislature to vote in favor of this smart and well thought out plan.”

Greg Lalevee

Local 825 Operating Engineers back MacArthur, for 3rd Congressional District Primary in June

For Immediate Release

SPRINGFIELD, NJ, MARCH 20, 2014 – The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 today endorsed Randolph Mayor Tom MacArthur in his bid to become the next representative New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.

Mac Arthur, who is completing his term as Randolph mayor and will relocate to his summer home of eight years in Barnegat Light, is running for the seat formerly occupied by Rep. Jon Runyan, who has declined to run for reelection.

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Local 825 Operating Engineers boost Jackson campaign, endorse candidacy of former Public Works Director

For Immediate Release

SPRINGFIELD, NJ, MARCH 3, 2014 – The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 announced today that it is endorsing Eric Jackson for Mayor of Trenton.

Citing his experience in Public Works for the cities of Trenton and Plainfield, along with his grasp of Trenton’s economic and employment needs, Local 825 urged its members to back Jackson’s candidacy.

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Local 825 & Carpenters endorse Steven Fulop for Mayor of Jersey City

Local 825 has joined with the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) to endorse Jersey City Councilman Steven Fulop, who is challenging incumbent Mayor Jerome Healey.

“We believe that Councilman Fulop’s experience, record of independence on key issues and his energy all qualify him to lead Jersey City’s emergence as an economic hub and a premier community to live and work.”

Fulop said, “Both the Carpenters and Operating Engineers know that, as Mayor, I will fight for working families to ensure they have opportunities for employment, quality schools for their children and safe neighborhoods in which to raise their families.”