Is your HAZMAT card about to expire?

HAZMAT Refresher

Download the list now!

Please note: New class just added for Eureka, District 40 on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020.

Is your HAZMAT card about to expire? If so, HAZMAT refresher courses are being offered in your District Offices.

Classes in all locations will be held from 7:30am to 4:00pm (with ½ hour for lunch)

Please contact your District Office to register for the class. Make sure to bring your current HAZMAT card with you to class.

For further questions regarding other classes, please contact the Training Center at (916) 354-2029

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Don’t miss the 15th annual Pancake Breakfast and Motorcycle Toy Run

Operating Engineers Fairfield District & Mission Samoa

15th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Motorcycle Toy Run

Don’t miss this annual event. Motorcycle’s not required.

When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 – Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m., Motorcycle run departs at 9:30 a.m.

Where: SMW Local 104 Hall, 4350 Central Place, Fairfield, CA

Everyone is welcome! Motorcycle not necessary to participate.

Please bring a new unwrapped toy. Toys will be distributed to disadvantaged children in Solano County.

Donations can be dropped off prior to the event at the Fairfield, District 4 office, 2540 N. Watney Way, Fairfield, CA

Call (707) 429-5008 for more information.

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Rally in Richmond, Nov. 5 date cancelled…stay tuned for updates on new date!

Protect Richmond Jobs

The rally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5 has been postponed. The Richmond Mayor got wind of our plans and cancelled the council meeting for that night. Stay tuned for the new date coming soon.

We rallied before, and we must rally again. In July, we gathered with hundreds in support of our brothers and sisters working at the Levin-Richmond Terminal before the Richmond Planning Commission. The action led the commission to vote unanimously to protect our jobs for awhile. Now we need to rally again and tell the Richmond City Council to join the Planning Commission and get all the facts first before deciding to sacrifice the jobs of safe, skilled workers. Out-of-town activists need to perform their due diligence before messing with our local jobs!

Tell the City Council to get the facts first. Visit ProtectRichmondJobs.com. Stay tuned for an update on the date and time of the next rally! 

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2020 Scholarship Applications now available

2020 Scholarship Applications now available

Applications are now being accepted. All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2020. Visit the Scholarship Page for all of the details.

The Local 3 Officers, Executive Board and the Scholarship Board of Directors understand that the workplace is rapidly changing, and many jobs require skills that can be attained only with a good education. Local 3 is dedicated to giving our young people the opportunity to succeed by providing them with the chance to further their education and training. For this reason, Local 3 awards annual scholarships to children, stepchildren and foster children of Local 3 members. Get the complete rules below.

Academic Scholarship applicants who do not win are automatically entered into the Merit Scholarship raffle drawing (at the July Executive Board Meeting). Please do not submit multiple applications.

 

 

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2019 Equipment Competition video summary

2019 Equipment Competition

Check out this video of the recent Apprentice Equipment Competition (Equipment Rodeo) held at the Northern California Journeymen Apprentice Training Center in August of this year. The competition included apprentice’s from Local 3 and Local 12.

As you will see, the competition was strong between Local 3 and 12, with skills of all types being tested. View it now here or view it later in YouTube.

 

Local 3 and Local 12 Equipment Competition

Local 3 members demand fair treatment from City of Stockton

Stockton City workers need a raise, not a pay cut!

When the City of Stockton declared bankruptcy in 2012, Local 3 members stepped up to help their city out. They did so by accepting pay freezes, wage cuts, benefit reductions, furloughs, and in some cases, early retirements with reduced payouts. All of this helped the city recover, and today it ranks as one of the five most financially stable cities in the entire country!

Unfortunately, city management is refusing to make these workers whole now that the resources are there to do so, offering our members a “raise” that actually amounts to a pay cut once cost of living increases are factored in and refusing to negotiate fairly. That’s why these Local 3 members decided to take their arguments directly to the City Council recently. See what our members and staff had to say to the City Council, then share it with your friends and family. Let’s let Stockton’s elected officials know that these working people have our support and it’s time they be treated fairly.

Watch this recent video of the July 31, 2019 meeting now!

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Names of 2019 Merit Scholarship recipients drawn at Executive Board

The Local 3 Officers, Executive Board and the Scholarship Board of Directors understand that the workplace is rapidly changing, and many jobs require skills that can be attained only with a good education. Local 3 is dedicated to giving our young people the opportunity to succeed by providing them with the chance to further their education and training. For this reason, Local 3 awards annual scholarships to children, stepchildren and foster children of Local 3 members.

Thanks to donations to the Scholarship Foundation from Local 3 members, fundraising efforts and great management of the Scholarship Fund, the amount of money awarded has continued to increase over the past 10 years. This year, the names of 25 scholarship recipients were randomly drawn at the July 21 Executive Board Meeting. These individuals will receive $3,000, which must be used for study at any accredited college or trade school located in the U.S.

Click here to get more information about Local 3 Scholarships.

Download 2019 Merit Winners

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Jobs at stake in Richmond! Join us and fight back.

There’s a battle for the future of Blue Collar jobs in California

The Richmond City Council is considering shutting down the Levin-Richmond Terminal, which means 50 full-time employees would lose their jobs. Lawmakers are increasingly hearing from an anti-working family minority, and it’s happening in Richmond now! Throughout California, working families are at risk of losing their livelihoods. They won’t stop in Richmond, so it is time to mobilize and make sure they get the facts right.

On Thursday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m., we will meet with other members from the State Building and Constructions Trades Council and head to the Richmond Planning Commission meeting later that evening. We will meet at 4:30 p.m. at La Gran Chiquita Restaurant, 250 23rd street in Richmond. Download the flyer for more details!

Tell Richmond to get the fact first. Visit ProtectRichmondJobs.com for more details and to sign the petition now.

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Russ Burns retires as head of Operating Engineers Local 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2019

CONTACT: Mandy McMillen
Operating Engineers Local 3
(916) 993-2047, ext. 2505

ALAMEDA, CA – Following a distinguished 40-year career as a member of Operating Engineers Local 3, the largest construction trades local in the nation, and spending the last 13 as the union’s business manager, Russell E. Burns retired at the end of June. He served five terms as the union leader, making him one of the longest running business managers of the 80-year-old trades union.

“It’d be hard to find a better example of a labor leader than Russ Burns,” said Speaker of the California State Assembly Anthony Rendon. “He embodies what labor unions do, because he fought for his members, but his efforts were for the benefit of every working person. His advocacy for safe working conditions, fair wages and needed infrastructure legislation all wound up helping everyone, not just unionists.”

Read entire press release …

Russ Burns addressing the membership