Hydropower project will deliver energy to Queens, New York from Canada

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Business Manager Greg Lalevee joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed projects funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on which his members work. Continue reading

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is going to affect many

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 132 Attorney and Lobbyist Justin Williams returned to the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke about the opportunity for work in the Local 132 jurisdiction. Continue reading

Apprenticeship safety training critical to industrial boiler maintenance

Keith Thurner, Business Manager and Financial Secretary for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 95, joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the IUOE’s training program and the importance of safety in managing and maintaining industrial boiler units. Continue reading

Transition to clean energy must create union jobs that benefit families

Justin Williams, an attorney for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 132, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the transition to clean energy and why it must be done in a way that creates good paying, union jobs. Continue reading

A day of remembrance: 9/11 a time for nation to come together in unity

The 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks can be a time for reflection, honor and memory.

Thomas Hart, a Business Agent and President of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 94, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss his memories of being in New York City on that fateful day, his search for four union Brothers who ultimately perished in the disaster and how the Sept. 11 tragedy brought New Yorkers and the country together in a moment of unity. Continue reading

Operating Engineers Local calls for renewable energy jobs to be union

People find their place in the labor movement for a number of reasons. Whether it is seeing their family struggle in their youth, seeking solidarity with other workers, a dedication to training and many other reason. Whatever the reason may be, the labor movement has shaped many workers into who they are today.

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Jason George discussed his path into the labor movement, the work members of IUOE Local 49 are doing and the future of the energy industry in the U.S. on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

IUOE political director insists on long term infrastructure funding

With the infrastructure of the United States crumbling and politicians making empty promises to attempt to deliver a plan, International Union of Operating Engineers Legislative and Political Director Jeff Soth discussed what needs to be done to improve the United States infrastructure on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading