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Why pick Local 825?

When construction has to be right the first time -- on time and on budget -- Local 825 consistently delivers the best value.

Local 825 represents heavy equipment operators in the construction industry throughout the state of New Jersey and the lower counties of New York state.

Our history has been forged by men and women who operate machines large enough to grade and landscape the earth, excavate, build skyscrapers and literally move mountains with exceptional skills, pride, professionalism and integrity.

Our primary purpose is to excel at what we do. With our training, experience and our drive, we enhance productivity and build value for our contractors. We do the job right the first time, on time and on budget. In exchange, we ensure that our members are treated fairly and viewed as part of the team.

When there's a multi-ton piece of equipment involved, when construction schedules and performance measures have to be met and when safety is always the driver, the best value will always be delivered by members of Local 825.


Our proud history

Founded in 1896, IUOE today has more than 400,000 members in 138 local unions throughout the United States and Canada.

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Proud partner of NJ Task Force 1

Task Force 1Local 825 is a proud partner of NJ Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team.

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By being the best, we create jobs and protect our members' needs through better wages, benefits and working conditions.

We invest in our members. We advocate for them in the workplace. In return, they offer commitment to hard work, dedication to being the best and representing themselves with the highest degree of integrity and ethical behavior.

Taken together, these are the hallmarks that set our engineers apart: pride, professionalism and integrity. Read more »

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Latest news

Local 825 2015 scholarship fund golf outingReserve your place or sponsorship for this year's Scholarship Fund Golf Outing set for May 9. Details


Local 825 backs PSE&Gs 5-year modernization program

Local 825 announces its full support of a 5-year effort to modernize and safeguard an aging gas infrastructure. The initiative will invest $320 million a year and create 500 jobs. Read more


Take action now to support the PennEast Pipeline Project

The PennEast Pipeline is entering a critical phase of local, state and federal reviews. You can help support this project. Visit the PennEast Take Action website to learn a number of ways you can help by voicing your support with a number of audiences.


Latest Training Opportunities

The Local 825 Training Center has made arrangements with the Institute of Design and Construction (IDC) in Brooklyn to offer Surveyor Training and Retraining Classes to our members.

Learn more about these seminars


Local 825 Business Manager responds to anti-pipeline editorial

Read the Op-Ed published in the Asbury Park Press


Scholarship applications are here now!

Six Labor Union Locals have posted application information. See if your child or grandchild is eligible for a scholarship in 2015!