Today in labor history,
December 7, 1896: Eleven representatives from local unions meet in Chicago to form the National Union of Steam Engineers of America, the forerunner to today’s International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).
Working conditions for construction and stationary workers in the late 1800s were appalling: low wages, 60-90 hour workweeks, and few benefits.
Today the IUOE represents 400,000 workers in 123 local unions in the United States and Canada.
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Greetings from Business Manager Jeffrey J. Loughlin
Welcome to the website of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 137.
Local 137 represents the Operating Engineers in the counties of Westchester, Putnam and parts of Southern Dutchess. Operating Engineers operate and maintain heavy equipment such as cranes, loaders, backhoes, excavators, forklifts and bulldozers which help build the roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings and infrastructure that keep our great nation moving ahead.
Currently our members are working on one of the largest infrastructure projects in New York State and the nation, the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, formerly known as the Tappan Zee Bridge. We are also manning the DEP Water Tunnel Project in Dutchess County.
There are other major projects underway in Dutchess County, including the new Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. and the Cricket Valley Power Plant in Dover, NY. We expect these projects to provide our members with steady employment as well as making substantial contributions to our funds. We are also patiently waiting for the rebuilding of our infrastructure, which will require the skilled talents and services of Operating Engineers.
As always, we are united in solidarity and proud to be Operating Engineers.
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