Local 825 expands scholarship/grants program, announces 2012 winners


SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Local 825 of the International Union of Operating Engineers has awarded four $10,000 scholarships and six$1,500 grants to high school seniors from throughout New Jersey and Middletown, N.Y.

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IUOE Local 825 endorses Rep. John Runyan (R-3) for re-election

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Touting his blue-collar background and willingness to work across party lines and fight for working families in Congress, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Political Action and Education Committee today announced they have endorsed Congressman Jon Runyan (R-Mount Laurel) in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District race.

Local 825 Operating Engineers Endorse Christie, Cite Strong Record of Economic Development & Job Creation

SPRINGFIELD, NJ, APRIL 8, 2012 – The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 announced today that it is endorsing Gov. Chris Christie for reelection in November.

“We need a governor who understands the importance of job creation and who is not afraid to stand up for working people in the state,” said Greg Lalevee, Business Manager of Local 825. Lalevee said the Local’s members enthusiastically voted to authorize the endorsement.

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Local 825 donates emergency trailer after witnessing difficult rescue in Hudson Valley

Emergency officials in Ulster County received a generous donation to help with water rescues.

The Sheriff’s office’s swift water rescue and dive team received a trailer from Local 825, International Union of Operating Engineers. This comes after members witnessed a water rescue by the Ulster County dive team during Tropical Storm Irene. They realized the dive team could not bring equipment and supplies on site because the rescue team did not have a trailer able to navigate difficult road conditions.

This trailer will help the dive team keep that equipment close at hand during a rescue mission.