Get the news before the News. Find links to at least six months of breaking news stories at Local 3. Some of these are exclusive to our website while others are bits and pieces of what will be coming in detail in our Engineers News. Look for these stories, some for members only on our front page breaking news section. Or get them all here. Let us know what you think.
- March 20, 2013: Willits Bypass prioject at critical juncture District 10 and crew were out with an informational picket to garner support on the Willits Bypass Project. The project opponents are trying to pull the plug on $210 million dollars of work with yet another study. This has been studied for 60 years and we can't afford any more delays! The job is fully funded and ready to break ground!
- Dec. 1, 2012: Have a union-made holiday!
With the holiday shopping season upon us, it is more important than ever to buy local and buy union made goods.
- Nov. 1, 2012: Legal benefit is better than everUnion offers discounted rate for legal, identity-theft protection. We receive many calls from members seeking legal advice, so we are pleased to introduce a new legal benefit to the membership. Now, all active and retired members have access to legal and identity-theft protection at a discounted rate. Contact them by calling the OE3 LegalShield Benefit Hotline at (877) 507-8774.
- July 24, 2012: Governor signs HSR Funding Bill
In a move that will surely make history, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation last week, ensuring the state's High-Speed Rail project will become a reality and begin next year. Read this eNews exclusive now.
March 1, 2012: Member’s smart editorial applauds High-Speed Rail
What does activism in your union get you? A voice. Just ask 27-year member Stephen Breacain, whose informed response to an anti-High-Speed-Rail editorial in the Manteca Bulletin was published on Jan. 24. Read this eNews exclusive now.
November 21, 2011: Let's move forward with High-Speed rail - We've been talking about High-Speed Rail (HSR) for decades (its cost; its environmental benefits; the jobs it will create for our industry, etc.), and finally, with the release of the California High-Speed Rail Authority's business plan, we are much closer to the project becoming a reality. Read story now...
- September 16, 2011: Senate passes reauthorization bill - For the third time in the past six weeks the Oakland Port Authority held a press conference at the Oakland International Airport’s Control Tower Construction Site about extending the FAA’s reauthorization bill. That bill was set to expire at midnight, Friday September 16, 2011. Read story now . . .
Labor Day Events - Looking for something to do on Labor Day? Why not attend one of the many events in and around Local 3's jurisdiction. Click here to get the entire list. Below is a sampling of Northern California events. These are by no means the only events going on, so get out there and celebrate labor day at one of these events or one of your own. Get more info now.
Write letters to the Kaiser CEO and tell him you think that pushing cost increases onto the backs of the working class is wrong.
August 8, 2011: FAA projects to start up again after pressure - Congress passed an extension to temporarily end the funding impasse that put a stop to hundreds of airport projects across the country, putting 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) workers and thousands of others out of work.
August 1, 2011: Go Paperless - Chances are that if you are reading this, you are already reading the Engineers News online. If you don't read the Award Winning Engineers News when it comes to your home, why not go paperless and help the union save money. Get more information now.
June 1, 2011: The power of the Voice of the Engineer (VOTE) program was made very clear in Utah on May 6. Dale Cox, Local 3's Political Coordinator in Utah, was instrumental in using the political process to garner the support from the construction industry that was needed to get this bill passed. Read this eNews now
- May 4, 2011: Caltrans Memorial draws hundreds; fallen workers honored - Did you know that every day, two highway workers' are lost along the nation's highways? Thankfully, that number is decreasing due to increased safety awareness, including California's own Slow for the Cone Zone campaign. Read this eNews exclusive now.
Apr. 19, 2011: Engineers Action and Response Network (EARN) and IUOE put pressure on Representatives to avert Davis-Bacon amendment - Labor won an important battle recently, as conservative Republican Pete Sessions of Texas proposed an amendment in the House of Representatives to strip Davis-Bacon coverage from all federally assisted airport construction. Read eNews now.
- Feb. 18, 2011: Construction workers are under attack: Help fight back! Operating Engineers’ wages and working conditions are under attack, as anti-worker politicians go after the nation’s prevailing-wage law. Recently, representatives in Arizona, Georgia and Iowa offered amendments to repeal Davis-Bacon prevailing wages from legislation. Read this eNews update now.
- Feb. 1, 2011: Local 3 Logo's For Sale - Member Randy Fisher loves his union, and he loves making metal signs, so he’s decided to mix the two and create metal Local 3 logos to sell to the membership. Read this eNews update now.