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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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Greg LaleveeGreg Lalevee
Business Manager

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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NOW AVAILABLE: 2015 member discounts, special programs and opportunities


Local 825 2015 scholarship fund golf outingThis year's Scholarship Fund Golf Outing was a huge success. See our photo album on Facebook and stay tuned for the 2015 Local 825 Scholarship Winners to be announced soon!


Pipeline 'Roundtable' discussion set for May 29 in Mercerville

Local 825, along with the William Penn Foundation and the PennEast Pipeline will sponsor an NJ Spotlight roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of pipelines in New Jersey.

Local 825 Business Manager Greg Lalevee will be a panelist, along with:

  • Maya K. van Rossum, President, Delaware Riverkeeper
  • Thomas Bracken, President and CEO, NJ Chamber of Commerce
  • Philip Beachem, President, New Jersey Alliance For Action
  • Matthew P. Tomich, Vice President, Energy Vision

Ticket information and other details are available through NJ Spotlight.


Local 825 Business Manager responds to anti-pipeline editorial

Read the Op-Ed published in the Asbury Park Press