The International Union of Operating Engineers is comprised of more than 400,000 members throughout the United States and Canada.

Headquartered in Springfield, NJ, our local has 7,500 members throughout the Garden State and in five counties – Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Delaware and Sullivan – of New York’s Hudson Valley.

The majority of our members operate heavy equipment, such as:

  • Cranes
  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Excavators
  • Front-End Loaders
  • Forklifts
  • Graders
  • Milling
  • Paving
  • Pile Driving

These machines excavate, build, move mountains, pave highways and lift tons of steel and building materials with exceptional precision.

Other members of Local 825 operate equipment in sand and gravel operations and rock quarries, while still others work as mechanics to ensure that our equipment runs safely and efficiently.

Taken together, our members are proud to serve the communities they call home with Pride, Professionalism and Integrity

New Mission Statement:
Prepare for a Changing World

Recognizing the rapid changes in the workforce and technology, Local 825 has updated its mission statement to prepare its members for the challenges and rewards that face them.

The new statement reads:

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 825’s mission is to equip its members with the educational resources for developing the skills of their apprentices and journeypersons. It is to recruit a diverse membership and operate under a strategic plan to create an inclusive environment. By facilitating the training needs of our members, we maximize their employability and prepare them for changes in the industry. The Department goal allows members to acquire new skills and remain competitive in the industry, while remaining fiscally responsible to the beneficiaries of the fund.


The International Union of Operating Engineers and our Local 825 invest millions of dollars in training and equipment to ensure that our members are the best at what they do.

By being the best, we have become the single source for the most qualified and most productive engineers available. Our members give contractors the edge when it comes to productivity because they know how to do a job right the first time, every time.

In return for their expertise and hard work, we protect their needs through better wages, benefits and working conditions.

Commitment to hard work and dedication to being the best are the hallmarks that set our engineers apart with Pride, Professionalism and Integrity.

Greg Lalevee
Business Manager