Local 158 is offering The Jess M. Webb Memorial Scholarship Award of $2,500.00. Children of members in good standing in Local 158, Districts 106, 545 or 832 who plan to continue their education after graduating high school are eligible to apply and each applicant will be sent complete instructions. The winner of the award may go to any accredited college. Payment will be made in two parts, sent directly to the college.
The Scholarship Committee would like to see a large number of applicants to choose from. If you are a member of any district of Local 158, Upstate New York Operating Engineers, you may obtain an application by calling the District 545 office at (315) 492-1752.
Kately Allen, District 106
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!
College: Russell Sage College
Major: Creative Arts Therapy, Theater, Child's Life
College: CVPH School of Radiology through the University of Vermony
College: LeMoyne College
The International released a press statement on January 24, 2017 regarding pipeline construction. Click on the link below to read about it.
Heavy weight sweatshirts for fall available in several colors.
Navy, Black, Orange, Gray, Hunter
in Crew style or Hoodie
Embroidered or screen print
$2 extra for plus sizes
Contact District 106 for current selection
We now have softshell jackets available in Navy, Black or Gray
The cost is $55
XXL is $57
XXXL is $58
Contact your district office!
Rebuild NY Now Rally
2016 Rebuild NY Now Rally Day - Fight for Parity March 21, 2016
Thanks to all the members who showed up for the rally on March 21st at the Capitol. We had a great turnout; the largest turnout of any group. The purpose of the rally is to encourage the legislature and the Governor to invest in Upstate New York's roads and bridges. As you know, roads and bridges are the lifeblood of our organization.
The rally was a huge success and our efforts did not go unnoticed by our elected officials.
Last week, Governor Cuomo proposed his Executive Budget. While the Governor pledged to achieve parity, we clearly have some work to do. The budget proposes a five-year MTA capital plan of $26.1 billion capital plan a 5-year, $20.1 billion capital plan for NYSDOT.
While a decent starting point, that is clearly not parity. Until parity was broken in 2009-10, both the MTA and NYSDOT had essentially equal capital plans. Both systems have serious needs to stem deterioration—and both need to be equally funded at $26.1 billion over the next five years.
While encouraged that the Governor committed to achieving parity, over the coming days and weeks Rebuild NY Now will continue an aggressive and robust grassroots campaign to educate Albany’s decision-makers on the importance of re-establishing true parity between our statewide roads and bridges and mass transit. Our message to Albany is simple: We support the MTA plan, but $20.1B (NYSDOT) ≠ $26.1B (MTA). We will not stop fighting until roads and bridges get their fair share.
As more details develop throughout the budget process you can expect further updates from Rebuild NY Now. However, should you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us as 518-452-1782 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Please be sure to save the date for our rally which will be held on March 21st in Albany. This will be a crucial event as we hope to bring even more people to the Capitol to fight for equitable funding.
President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline permit was a huge disappointment to the IUOE and the 400,000 members it represents.
The New York Foundation for Fair Contracting (NYFFC) is a not-for-profit organization established to support, promote and encourage fair contracting by "leveling the playing field" in public works construction for the benefit of taxpayers, contractors and workers.