IUOE Local 825 awards scholarships & grants for 2011-2012, winners show achievement, service & commitment to labor

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ, JUNE 13, 2011 – Local 825 of the International Union of Operating Engineers has awarded scholarships and grants to five high school seniors out of a field of 20 qualified applicants who have demonstrated high academic achievement, community service and a commitment to unionism.

The scholarship program, which is open to the children or grandchildren of Local 825’s members, offers two scholarships valued at $10,000 each year ($2,500 a year over four years) and three one-time grants of $1,500.

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Gov. Christie and Triple Five — owner of Mall of America® — unveil plans for “the American Dream at Meadowlands”

The American Dream will create more than 8,900 construction jobs over the next two years and up to 35,000 permanent jobs once it is fully operational. It is expected to attract 60 million annual visits and will generate millions in tax revenue.

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IUOE Local 825 Applauds Residents & Workers who Attended Jersey City Council Meeting on Spectra Pipeline Expansion

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ, FEB 23, 2011 – Operating engineers Local 825 praised Spectra Energy (NYSE SE) for its update to the Jersey City Council last evening on its proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through parts of the city.

“We were pleased that at least half of the people who attended tonight’s meeting support the project, which would be a boost to the local economy and job opportunities,” said Greg Lalevee, Local 825’s business manager.

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Local 825 supports Spectra Energy presentation to Jersey City Council

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IUOE LOCAL 825 APPLAUDS RESIDENTS & WORKERS WHO ATTENDED JERSEY CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON SPECTRA PIPELINE EXPANSION

SPRINGFIELD, NJ, Feb. 23, 2011 – Operating engineers Local 825 praised Spectra Energy (NYSE SE) for its update to the Jersey City Council last evening on its proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through parts of the city.

“We were pleased that at least half of the people who attended tonight’s meeting support the project, which would be a boost to the local economy and job opportunities,” said Greg Lalevee, Local 825’s business manager.

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IUOE Local 825 Backs Clean Energy Pipeline Construction, Urges Federal, State & Local Officials to Approve

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ, FEB 14, 2011 – Construction on a pipeline that would bring clean energy and more than 5,200 jobs to New Jersey should be allowed to begin, according to Local 825 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Representing more than 6,500 heavy equipment operators in New Jersey and parts of New York, Local 825 is urging federal, state and local officials to approve the project without costly delay.

“New Jersey needs an expanded source of clean, reliable energy to fuel our economy and add jobs,” said Local 825 Business Manager Greg Lalevee. “This project will eliminate bottlenecks in the existing pipeline grid and allow natural gas to flow where it’s needed most, while creating more than 5,000 jobs.”

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Local 825 calls for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval of Spectra Energy’s application to expand natural gas pipeline

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IUOE LOCAL 825 BACKS CLEAN ENERGY PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION, URGES FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL OFFICIALS TO APPROVE

SPRINGFIELD, NJ, Feb. 14, 2011 – Construction on a pipeline that would bring clean energy and more than 5,200 jobs to New Jersey should be allowed to begin, according to Local 825 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Representing more than 6,500 heavy equipment operators in New Jersey and parts of New York, Local 825 is urging federal, state and local officials to approve the project without costly delay.

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Local 825 publishes its new website

Local 825 publishes its new website, addressing the interests of members, contractors, community groups and public officials. The sitel showcases the Local’s capabilities and contributions to our local economies and it establish the advantages employers enjoy when they use our Operating Engineers.

New leadership, new focus for 2011

New leadership, new focus for 2011. Local 825 begins the new year with a drive to restore its role in New Jersey labor initiatives, advocating for new ways to promote employment and informing the business community of its vital contribution to the local economy.

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has announced plans for the Bayonne Bridge Project

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has announced plans for the Bayonne Bridge Project.The thousands of jobs at Port Newark-Elizabeth’s container shipping facility represent a vital economic engine for our region. The Port’s future depends upon an ability to receive larger ships. Port Newark-Elizabeth is among the largest shipping hubs in North America and needs to maintain its competitive advantage. Had the Port Authority chosen not to allow access to these larger ships, countless dollars of economic activity and several jobs might be lost to other competing ports. Read more.