We Build Lives

We are nearly 40,000 members strong across four states: CA, NV, UT and HI. As the largest construction trades local in North America, we are proud of our history, our skills and our commitment to each other and working families.

Our members consist of heavy-equipment operators, surveyors, mechanics, inspectors, miners, Public Employees, state workers and more.

We Build Lives

We are nearly 40,000 members strong across four states: CA, NV, UT and HI. As the largest construction trades local in North America, we are proud of our history, our skills and our commitment to each other and working families.

Our members consist of heavy-equipment operators, surveyors, mechanics, inspectors, miners, Public Employees, state workers and more.

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From the Field

 

Meet Our Leaders

They started in the field, led crews and now lead our entire membership

Business Manager
Dan Reding

Upon the retirement of Business Manager Russ Burns (effective July 2019) and per OE3 Bylaws and Constitution, the remaining five officers unanimously elected Dan Reding as Business Manager in 2019. The membership re-elected him into this role in 2021. Previously, Dan served as President, Vice President, Financial Secretary and Treasurer. He joined Local 3 in 1984 and worked mainly in the crane industry, while in the field.

President
Steve Ingersoll

Steve Ingersoll was appointed President on July 1, 2019 and was re-elected by the membership to this position in 2021. Previously, he served as vice-president, financial secretary and treasurer. Steve was initiated in August 1989 and has been a Local 3 member ever since. Steve and his family are longtime residents of Nevada, where he was proudly appointed in October 2022 by Gov. Steve Sisolak to serve as a member of the Apprenticeship Council for the State of Nevada.

Vice President
Justin Diston

Justin Diston was appointed to the Vice President position on July 1, 2019 and was re-elected by the membership to this position in 2021. Previously, he served as Financial Secretary and Treasurer. He was initiated into Local 3 in 1997 and worked as a plant operator, until he joined the Local 3 staff in 2002 as an organizer in Fairfield District 04.

Recording Corresponding Secretary
Bruce Noel

Bruce Noel was appointed Recording-Corresponding Secretary on Jan. 1, 2021. He previously served as the director of Local 3’s Organizing Department, as one of the union’s Trustees and as a Conductor.

Financial Secretary
Dave Harrison

Dave Harrison was appointed to the Financial Secretary position on July 1, 2019 and was re-elected by the membership to this position in 2021. Previously, he served as Treasurer. He has been a member of Local 3 since 1995.

Treasurer
Nate Tucker

Nate Tucker was appointed to the Treasurer position on July 1, 2019 and was re-elected by the membership to this position in 2021. Previously, he served as the District Representative of District 30 in Stockton and Trustee for Local 3.

Local 3 was founded in 1939 with the goal of economic strength, prosperity and job security for every member. 
Today, Local 3 touches the lives of millions of people and we’re responsible for some of our country’s most notable landmarks and infrastructure.