2024 Jack Daly, Les Hynes Scholarship Fund of the New Jersey Steel Association

Who May Apply

Any person atending or planning to atend an ins􀆟tu􀆟on of higher learning (University, College, Junior College, Technical or Trade School).
Please note, preference will be given to applicants who pursue either a degree in architecture or engineering or a certification in vocational/technical training directly related to the construction industry.


An applicant must be the child of an employee of a member firm of the New Jersey Steel Association, Inc., or contributor to the Association’s Industry Advancement Fund, specifically:

  1. Children of Ironworkers Local 11 members in good standing who are employed by a Local 11 signatory contractor.
  2. Children of Opera􀆟ng Engineers Local 825 members in good standing who are employed by a Local 825 signatory contractor.
  3. Children of executives and directors of signatory contractors are ineligible.
  4. Children of paid officers or agents of the above-mentioned unions are ineligible.
  5. Only one (1) child at a 􀆟me per family is eligible based on the applicant’s address. Should another child wish to apply, they would be eligible once the recipient is no longer eligible to receive a scholarship (ie: graduated, dropped out).

When to Apply

Applications must be received by Monday, June 3, 2024, addressed to:

New Jersey Steel Association, Inc.
91 Fieldcrest Avenue
Raritan Center Plaza II, Suite A-19
Edison, NJ 08837

Application Instructions

  • Attached application must be complete
  • Supporting documentation must be provided
    • Transcript
    • proof of tuition

Scholarship Awards

Successful scholarship applicants will be entitled to a scholarship, not to exceed $2,000 per year.
The scholarship is renewable each year in the same amount throughout the course of study not to exceed four (4) years at the school of the applicant’s choice if the applicant remains in good academic standing. However, application must be made for renewal each year on the attached form with supporting documentation.

Click here to download the application.

12th Annual Golf Outing, May 11, 2024

Announcing opportunities for Local 825’s 12 Annual Golf Outing, Saturday May 11 at the Gambler Ridge Golf Club, 121 Burlington Path Road, Cream Ridge, NJ.

This event benefits the IUOE Local 825 Scholarship Fund, dedicated to furthering the education of the children and grandchildren of Local 825 members.

Signups are for single golfers, foursomes and sponsors. This event sells out so sign up early and reserve your space. See this poster for signup and payment details.


Dear Members:

One of the victims of the 2020 pandemic was an end to the health fairs. It has been nearly four years but the Union and Funds office have been working on bringing them back, beginning in May.

There are some new features to the health fairs. Local 825 has partnered with Ramp Health, who will perform blood pressure screenings and biometrics. In addition, some lab services will be offered, such as:

  • A complete blood count (CBC), used to diagnose and monitor numerous diseases.
  • A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), which provides information on the body’s fluid balance, levels of electrolytes and how well the kidneys and liver are working.
  • Cholesterol Levels
  • PSA tests for men
  • And a Hemoglobin A1C test, which measures average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months.

Many of the Local’s Health Partners will be in attendance as well as Fund’s staff. Before each event there will be a mailing to members residing in each district, along with registration information. The dates and locations are as follows:

District 3

Wednesday, May 22, 3 p.m., to 7 p.m., Local 825 Union Hall, 65 Springfield Ave., Springfield, NJ.

District 2

Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m., to 7 p.m., Local 825 Training Center, 338 Deans Rhode Hall Rd., Dayton, NJ.

District 4

Thursday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., to 7 p.m., Local 825 Training Center, 96 Bates Gates Road, New Hampton, NY.

District 1

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m., to 7 p.m., DoubleTree Philadelphia/Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, NJ.

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


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


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.