2024 Middlesex & Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship

This program offers three awards: First place, $2,500. Second place, $1,500. Third place, $1,000.

Students are eligible if they have a parent or guardian who is a member in good standing in a local union which is affiliated with the Middlesex and Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council, or if the applicant is a union member, the student must be a member in good standing in a local union which is affiliated with the Middlesex and Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council. Local Union must also be in good standing with the Council. To determine if the Local Union is affiliated and in good standing with the Council, please contact your union’s business office.

In addition, applicants also must:

  1. Provide verification of acceptance at a post-secondary educational institution and verification of a B average or above in the graduating class. An official high school transcript must accompany the application. Scholarship awards will not be awarded without these verifications.
  2. Write an essay of not less than 250 words on the subject of the Labor Movement detailed on the application form. Instructions are found on the application form.

Completed application and essay must be postmarked by Friday, April 12, 2024 and mailed to Middlesex-Somerset Scholarship Committee at 1295 Livingson Ave., North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Award Winners will be notified by April 20, 2024 and will be presented the award at our Scholarship Brunch on April 27, 2024 at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ.

Middlesex-Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship Application Form

Winter Classes Signup

For Local 825 members only, the Winter Classes Sign-up period has begun. Call the Training Center now to get your name on a class list for any of the following:

  • 360 Forklift
  • Basic Crane
  • Basic Dozer
  • Bauer Drill / Cassagrande
  • CDL Prep
  • GPS Dozer / Excavator
  • Paving Classes
  • Utility Class – Backhoe & Excavator
  • Welding

Classes will run from January 8, 2024, through March 15.

Notification of Application to Operating Engineers Local 825 Apprenticeship Program

Two-hundred fifty (250) applications will be available for the Operating Engineers Local 825 Apprenticeship Program class that will begin in the Spring of 2024.

Applications must be completed online starting at noon on October 17, 2023. Applications will be closed after 250 submissions; please be ready with all required documents.

Applicant requirements (must upload documentation at time of application):

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age,
  2. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license,
  3. Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED; and must
    provide high school transcript or GED transcript,
  4. All military veterans must provide a copy of DD-214.

IUOE Local 825 has received the maximum number of applications. Thank you for your interest!

2024 IUOE Local 825 Academic and Special Scholarship Applications Now Available

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 is pleased to announce the following Academic and Special Scholarship Award for 2024:

  • 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

Continue reading “2024 IUOE Local 825 Academic and Special Scholarship Applications Now Available”

11th Annual Poker Run

Get ready to ride in the 11th Annual Local 825 Poker Run. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Dayton Training Center. The ride will end at the Old Bridge Moose Lodge with plenty of food and music. The Poker Run benefits Local 825. See flyer for complete details.

Sunday, September 24th, 2022

$50 per person
Payments will only be accepted by credit/debit at the door.

Registration: 9am – 11am

Start

Local 825 Training Center
338 Deans Hall Road
South Brunswick, NJ

End

Old Bridge Moose Lodge
1221 Englishtown Road
Old Bridge, NJ

Food and Music

All proceeds benefit IUOE Local 825.

Click here for tickets.

For more information contact Chris Lalevee (973) 671-6956

2023 Fishing Trip is SOLD OUT

The popular annual fishing trip will set sail at 7 a.m. sharp on July 23 … purchase your ticket online at the link below to secure your place … and don’t forget to bring your cooler for all the fish you catch!

  • The $100 fee includes the boat, rod & reel, rigs, bait and gratuity. If you would like to attend but not fish please contact either Joe for more information.
  • The Miss Belmar will leave the dock at 7 am sharp no exceptions. Please arrive early to be checked in and ready to go.
  • The Miss Belmar can accommodate up to 90 anglers, personal coolers and all. There is also a cash galley on board.
  • Don’t forget to bring a cooler.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iuoe-local-825-fishing-trip-tickets-652897282347

2023 Jack Daly, Les Hynes Scholarship Fund of the New Jersey Steel Association

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.

Eligibility

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Children of operating engineers (Local Union #825) referred to work as employees of a firm signatory to a labor agreement with that Local.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. No paid officers or agents of the above mentioned unions or their children are eligible.
  7. Only one (1) child per family is eligible based on the applicant’s address.
  8. Until amended, total annual scholarship shall not exceed $25,000.

When to Apply

Applications must be addressed to:

Jack Daly, Les Hynes Scholarship Committee
New Jersey Steel Association, Inc.
50 Division Street, Suite 501
Somerville, NJ 08876

Email completed application to : Pagano@tvjjrp.com

Click here to download the application.