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About Us

Operating Engineers Local 3 is the largest construction trades local in the U.S., representing over 35,000 members across our four-state jurisdiction of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. From heavy equipment operators and mechanics, to surveyors, construction inspectors, highway maintenance workers, police officers and other public employees, we represent the men and women who drive this country’s economy.

About Us

Operating Engineers Local 3 is the largest construction trades local in the U.S., representing over 35,000 members across our four-state jurisdiction of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. From heavy equipment operators and mechanics, to surveyors, construction inspectors, highway maintenance workers, police officers and other public employees, we represent the men and women who drive this country’s economy.

About Us

Operating Engineers Local 3 is the largest construction trades local in the U.S., representing over 35,000 members across our four-state jurisdiction of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. From heavy equipment operators and mechanics, to surveyors, construction inspectors, highway maintenance workers, police officers and other public employees, we represent the men and women who drive this country’s economy.

Who we represent

Heavy-Equipment Operators

If you’re in Northern California, Nevada, Utah or Hawaii, chances are, the blade you see along the side of the freeway or the crane you see on those city high-rises is operated by our members. If it’s big, we run it and represent those who do.

Public Employees

Local 3 represents more than 6,800 workers employed by cities, counties and special government districts throughout Northern California, Northern Nevada and Utah. The mission of the Public Employees Division is to provide professional labor representation for public sector workers and to organize new public employee units.

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Craft and Maintenance Division, Unit 12

Local 3 represents thousands of California state employees who work in a variety of craft and maintenance classifications, from state-prison employees to landscape workers.

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Surveyors

Surveyors provide project critical data on many jobsites often well before the heavy equipment can arrive. This can include the collection of pre-construction data and construction-staking, and when the project is complete, an as-built survey. Local 3 has represented thousands of surveyors since our inception and will continue to work hard to improve their working conditions and wages for years to come.

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Testing and Inspection

Local 3 Inspectors lead the way in assuring the projects we cover are done right the first time, serving as the eyes and ears of the Architects, Engineers and Building Officials throughout our four state jurisdiction.

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Who we
represent

Heavy-Equipment Operators

If you’re in Northern California, Nevada, Utah or Hawaii, chances are, the blade you see along the side of the freeway or the crane you see on those city high-rises is operated by our members. If it’s big, we run it and represent those who do.

Public Employees

Local 3 represents more than 6,800 workers employed by cities, counties and special government districts throughout Northern California, Northern Nevada and Utah. The mission of the Public Employees Division is to provide professional labor representation for public sector workers and to organize new public employee units.

Learn More

Craft and Maintenance Division, Unit 12

Local 3 represents thousands of California state employees who work in a variety of craft and maintenance classifications, from state-prison employees to landscape workers.

Learn More

Surveyors

Surveyors provide project critical data on many jobsites often well before the heavy equipment can arrive. This can include the collection of pre-construction data and construction-staking, and when the project is complete, an as-built survey. Local 3 has represented thousands of surveyors since our inception and will continue to work hard to improve their working conditions and wages for years to come.

Learn More

Testing and Inspection

Local 3 Inspectors lead the way in assuring the projects we cover are done right the first time, serving as the eyes and ears of the Architects, Engineers and Building Officials throughout our four state jurisdiction.

Learn More

Where we represent

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Where we
represent

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Hawaii

Nevada

Utah

History

Local 3 members have always been tough. For more than 75 years, Local 3 has overcome economic recessions, political opponents and anti-union legislation. From 1939, Local 3 changed bad working conditions and practices for thousands (and continues to change it for every new member today). Local 3 has persevered, emerging as a powerhouse among the skilled trades and responsible for some of our country’s most notable landmarks and infrastructure.

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History

Local 3 members have always been tough. For more than 75 years, Local 3 has overcome economic recessions, political opponents and anti-union legislation. From 1939, Local 3 changed bad working conditions and practices for thousands (and continues to change it for every new member today). Local 3 has persevered, emerging as a powerhouse among the skilled trades and responsible for some of our country’s most notable landmarks and infrastructure.

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Administration

Governed by a member-elected team of officers, our members enjoy personal interaction with these dedicated leaders at quarterly District Meetings and Semi-Annual Meetings. Our administration holds a highly transparent, open-door policy, so that there’s never any questions that can’t be answered.

Want this type of stand-up leadership?

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Administration

Governed by a member-elected team of officers, our members enjoy personal interaction with these dedicated leaders at quarterly District Meetings and Semi-Annual Meetings. Our administration holds a highly transparent, open-door policy, so that there’s never any questions about our union leadership.

Want this type of stand-up leadership?

Join Us

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Russ Burns, Business manager

Russ Burns was reelected business manager for a fifth three-year term and was sworn in on September 1, 2018. As business manager, he is responsible for the oversight of all Local 3 operations.

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Dan Reding, President

Dan Reding was reelected president for a second term and was sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed president in December 2014 after being voted into office as financial secretary in September 2012. Dan was elected treasurer and sworn in on September 1, 2006. He joined Local 3 in 1984.

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Steve Ingersoll, Vice President

Steve Ingersoll was reelected Vice President on September 1, 2018 after being appointed vice-president in May of 2016. He was elected financial secretary on September 1, 2015. Prior to this position, he was appointed treasurer in February 2013.

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Jim Sullivan, Recording Corresponding Secretary

Jim Sullivan is a Utah native and second-generation Operating Engineer. He was reelected recording corresponding secretary and sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed recording-corresponding secretary in January 2009 after being voted in as financial-secretary in September 2006.

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Justin Diston, Financial Secretary

Justin Diston was elected financial secretary and sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed financial secretary in May 2016 after being elected treasurer on September 1, 2015.

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Dave Harrison, Treasurer

Dave Harrison was elected treasurer and was sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed and was sworn in treasurer on May 22, 2016 and has been a member of Local 3 for 23 years.

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Russ Burns, Business manager

Russ Burns was reelected business manager for a fifth three-year term and was sworn in on September 1, 2018. As business manager, he is responsible for the oversight of all Local 3 operations.

Read more…

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Dan Reding, President

Dan Reding was reelected president for a second term and was sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed president in December 2014 after being voted into office as financial secretary in September 2012. Dan was elected treasurer and sworn in on September 1, 2006. He joined Local 3 in 1984.

Read more…

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Steve Ingersoll, Vice President

Steve Ingersoll was reelected Vice President on September 1, 2018 after being appointed vice-president in May of 2016. He was elected financial secretary on September 1, 2015. Prior to this position, he was appointed treasurer in February 2013.

Read more…

Jim-Sullivan-Headshot-3-2018-semi-annual-final

Jim Sullivan, Recording Corresponding Secretary

Jim Sullivan is a Utah native and second-generation Operating Engineer. He was reelected recording corresponding secretary and sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed recording-corresponding secretary in January 2009 after being voted in as financial-secretary in September 2006.

Read more…

 

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Justin Diston, Financial Secretary

Justin Diston was elected financial secretary and sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed financial secretary in May 2016 after being elected treasurer on September 1, 2015.

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Dave Harrison, Treasurer

Dave Harrison was elected treasurer and was sworn in on September 1, 2018. He was appointed and was sworn in treasurer on May 22, 2016 and has been a member of Local 3 for 23 years.

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OE3 FACTS

Early operators from the 1900s were called “boomers” because they followed one building-boom project to the next.

OE3 FACTS

Early operators from the 1900s were called “boomers” because they followed one building-boom project to the next.

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