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August Engineers News

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There are some big announcements in this month’s edition, including details about the upcoming Semi-Annual Event on Sept. 20, the names of our Scholarship Foundation’s 25 Merit Scholarship winners and all of the upcoming meetings and picnics in your area. 

For unique content, check out this month’s feature on some sweeper operators in the Napa area, the much-anticipated pin spread, as well as an interview with a Bay Area partsman, who is also a talented musician.

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Labor Day Events 2015Labor Day Events

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Hope to see you at one of the many events around the state.






August 17, 2014: Deadline extended: Business Rep - Tech Engineers/Testing & Inspection
The Business Representative is a person who represents the local union membership. Activities in which the Business Representative participates include negotiating on behalf of members; administering the collective agreement; resolving conflicts; organizing non-union workers; responding to inquiries and complaints; interpreting the collective agreement and applicable laws, legislation and regulations; servicing and educating the membership; conducting meetings; and promoting the trade union. Interested candidates should submit an application to Human Resources, via email: jobs@oe3.org fax: (510) 748-7401 or mail: OE3, 1620 South Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502. Applications must be received by 3:00pm on Friday, August 21, 2015.

August 6, 2015: Job Opening: Director - Fringe Benefits
The Director is responsible for managing the operations of Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3's (OE3) Multi - Plan Fringe Benefits Services Department. The Director is responsible for ensuring that their team is ready and able to assist members with benefits questions. In doing so, the Director will collaborate with the Local 3 Trust Funds Multi-Plan Services Executive Director and Trustees to strategize on the best options for developing member benefits that are both easy to access and understand. Deadline to apply: August 27, 2015. Send resume and other qualifications to: OE3trustjobs@gmail.com


Agreement reached!

At two meetings held on Saturday, July 25, the CELE agreement was approved by the membership by a vote of 125 Yes, 97 No.

Thanks to all those who participated and voted.


Merit WinnersMerit Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to the twenty-five winners of the 2015 Merit Scholarships. Twenty-five $1,000 scholarships were awarded to sons, daughters, stepchildren, and foster children of Local 3 members.

The winners were randomly drawn at the July 19, 2015 Executive Board Meeting. These scholarships must be used for study at any accredited college or trade school located in the U.S. and are for the first year of study only.

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July - Special Report on Nevada

NevadaWhat was the outcome of Nevada's legislative session?
It wasn't good, but it wasn't all bad, either. How did we fare against the belligerent anti-union movement from some ill-advised Nevada politicians? Click on the link below for a small summary of the labor bills in the Senate and Assembly, whether they passed and which politicians voted for or against us. Of the several dozen or so bills impacting labor, about half of them passed. You can also visit the Nevada State AFL CIO website for further information. 

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