- 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
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:
|COUNTY AND LOCAL|
|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|
|Park Ridge||Keith Misciagna||Mayor|
|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|
|Ocean Twp.||Amy McGovern||School Board|
|South Toms River||Tom Rolzhausen||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|
Sunday, September 29th, 2019
$30 per person
Payments will only be accepted by credit/debit at the door.
Registration: 9am – 11am
Local 825 Training Center
338 Deans Hall Road
South Brunswick, NJ
[NOTE: This has been changed. The new destination is below.]
Rahway Yacht Club
1706 Paterson Street
(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
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
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
8:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Applicant requirements (must bring with you at time of application):
- Applicant must be at least 18 years of age
- Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a CDL
- 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
- 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
- All military veterans must provide a copy of DD-214
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Children of operating engineers (Local Union #825) referred to work as employees of a firm signatory to a labor agreement with that Local.
- 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.
- 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.
- No paid officers or agents of the above mentioned unions or their children are eligible.
- Only one (1) child per family is eligible based on the applicant’s address.
- 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
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:
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:
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.
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:
- Verification of class rank and SAT scores
- An essay of no less than 200 words on the subject “What the American Labor Movement has meant to my family.”