Operating Engineers Local 3 represents the interests of people who build and protect. Most of our members work as heavy equipment operators and construction workers, but we also represent public employees, such as maintenance workers and police officers.
Our training program for construction professionals provides journey- and apprentice-level training that is second to none, while giving our signatory employers access to the highest skilled workers in the industry.
Local 3’s jurisdiction covers Northern California, Northern Nevada, Hawaii and Utah, and our membership makes us the largest construction trades local in the United States.Our mission is to provide the best possible member service. We do this by providing quality jobs through organizing and political activism and by negotiating the best possible wages, fringe benefits and working conditions.
At Operating Engineers Local 3, our mission is to build and maintain an organization that provides the best possible member service by:
- Providing quality jobs through organizing and political activism
- Negotiating the best possible wages, fringe benefits and working conditions
- Providing journey- and apprentice-level training that is second to none