Operating Engineers Local 4 Spring 2022 News Magazine

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Local 4 Gives Back PG 26


Local 4 at Work PG 16




The Quarterly Notified Body Meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA. The Officers will read their Quarterly Reports.


Business Manager's Report W ILLI AM D. MCL AUGHLIN




OFFICER S AND P RINCIPAL S William D. McLaughlin Business Manager Michael J. Bowes President David F. Shea, Jr. Vice President Christopher T. Fogarty Recording-Corresponding Secretary


Paul C. DiMinico Financial Secretary


Training Coordinator's Update

David F. Fantini Treasurer


Project Spotlight VINE YARD WIND


Safety Corner Update


Funds Administrator's Update


Local 4 at Work


Special Notice for Local 4 Officer Election and IUOE General Convention Delegate Election


Announcements and Events


Online Dues Payment


2022 Golf Outing Announcement


In Memoriam and In Retirement


Local 4 Gives Back

Business Representatives Michael J. Bowes, Robert A. Burr, Paul C. DiMinico, David D. Dobson, Jr., David F. Fantini, Christopher T. Fogarty, David F. Shea, Jr. Organizer/Legislative Representative Christopher L. Carey Executive Board Christopher L. Carey, David D. Dobson, Jr., Patrick J. Hunt, Jr., William T. McGuinness, Jr., John G. Rossi, Michael A. Simoncini, Peter A. Ventresco Guard James M. Marenghi Conductor Ryan P. Mancini Training Coordinator Michael J. Carey Office Manager Amanda R. Johnson Funds Administrator Gregory A. Geiman, Esq.



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BUSINESS MANAGER’S REPORT Welcome to spring! After a long winter season behind us, we can now look forward to another robust construction season. I am pleased to announce that last year (2021) was the busiest in the history of Local 4, in hours worked, other than the Big Dig era. Based on our current projections for 2022, the outlook for employment opportunities is once again, extremely favorable for the Operating Engineers. As you all know, our union election cycle is now upon us. For those who wish to seek office, please refer to the accompanying information for a summary of the rules and regulations. All of us play an important role in shaping the future of this union, and now is the time to ensure your voice is heard. Nominations will be heard on Wednesday, May 18 at our monthly union meeting. Elections will be held on Sunday, August 14 in Augusta, Maine, and Sunday, August 21 in Boston. We are currently in the process of contract negotiations. In our quest for a new multi-year collective bargaining agreement with our signatory contractors, I can assure you that we will bargain in good faith. It will be imperative that we reach an agreement with respect to fair wages and conditions while continuing to remain competitive in our industry. I would like to congratulate the membership of Local 4 on our 125th

Anniversary. This tremendous milestone is certainly a testament to the dedication and service of our forefathers who made this great Local what it is today. As we celebrate this momentous occasion, I would like to recognize each and every active Operating Engineer who is a vital part of this rich heritage. It is my commitment to continue building on this great legacy and to further advance the success of this Local for many years to come. Due to the lower community transmission rates, I am pleased to announce that on March 7, Local 4 removed the indoor mask mandate. This applies to visitors and employees of all three branches – Union Hall, Funds Office, and Training Center – as well as for staff meetings, training classes, executive board meetings, and union meetings at Florian Hall. I would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience during these times.

CONTACT (508) 533-1433 w.mclaughlin@iuoelocal4.org

diligent with appropriate licensing and certification with respect to job placement. I highly recommend contacting the Engineers Training Center to meet these stringent requirements. It is an honor and privilege to serve all of you as Business Manager of this great local union. I truly believe that hard work, dedication, and solidarity are the keys to our success. I look forward to seeing everyone at our union meetings, and as always, thank you for your continued support.

Please save the date for Local 4’s first annual 5K fitness event. This will be held In solidarity, on Sunday, June 12 at Medway High School. All are welcome to join us at this health is wealth recreational gathering. A fun day for all…details to follow on our William D. McLaughlin website and mobile news network. Business Manager With this new construction season now upon us, providing the necessary assignments for our members can sometimes be challenging. Please remain





BUSINE S S REP RE SEN TAT I V E: B OS TON ARE A CONTACT (508) 832-9152 m.bowes@iuoelocal4.org

As we move into the spring season, the outlook for work this season looks like it is going to continue to be strong. If you are looking for work, don’t hesitate to call. I will try to get you out.

Congress, the State Street Bank job, is moving along with Stearns having one tower still on site and a derrick on the roof. Julian is providing the hoists on site and Derenzo still has more work to do. Also, the last part of the old Government Center Garage is Here is a look at some of the jobs that are being demolished by JDC Demo, and they going on in the area. In the Seaport, the are using Bay Cranes Luffer Crane to aid in second phase of Amazon’s building is going the process. When this is done, it will make strong. East Coast Slurry has done the slurry room for the next phase of development. wall and sheets, and they are in the process The South Station job is coming along — of digging out the hole. Across the street at Berlin Steel is on site with Bay Crane setting 400 Congress, Suffolk with Boss Steel is the iron for the deck over the station, Trevi still setting iron on the first building with the has finished their slurry walls, and Flett is second building projected to start mid-April. digging out the hole. Stearns is looking at S&F has the concrete and Maxim Crane has erecting the first tower sometime in late been in and out of the site. Suffolk is just April to start erecting the steel. breaking ground at the 10 World Trade Center job. A.J. Welch has the site work, Trevi-Icos At JMA’s Necco Street job, G&C is working has LBE foundations to put in, and Hayward on the core, Derenzo has been doing the site Baker, New England Foundation, and Hub work, and Boss Steel is looking to put up Foundation all have work to do on site. G&C the tower crane as I write this article. Hub Concrete has the core, and Boss Steel has Foundation and The Dow Company have the iron. This will produce a lot of work for just started a new small six-story mixedour members. Suffolk is just starting their 2 use building, retail, and housing job on Harbor Street job, with Derenzo doing the Newbury Street. Rise Construction is just site work, and Coastal Marine just moving in starting a housing job on Braintree Street in to start the piles. Allston, and Cavalieri is doing the site work. At Harvard University’s land on Western JMA’s job at Whiskey Priest is still Ave in Allston, Bond Bros, Skanska, and A.J. moving along with A.A. Will, G&C, and Welch all have crews working. Suffolk’s Marr providing the hoists. The job at One



Parcel 12 job that spans the Mass Pike and MBTA is still ongoing with Structures Derek doing three shifts on the tower on the Boylston Street side, and on the Newbury Street side, Maxim Crane is in the process of starting to erect the Tower Crane for G&C to do their work. On the JMA Fenway 2 job, J.F. White is doing the work on the deck that spans the Mass Pike and MBTA, and Phoenix Foundation has been doing the foundation. They should be back to work in the center span of the Pike in the next month or so. All in all, there is a great amount of work in the area, and like I said earlier, this looks to be another great season worth of work for Local 4. If you are in the area working and you need anything, just call. I hope that everyone has taken the time this winter to keep up on their certifications at the Training Center. There is nothing worse than calling a member for a job and they don't have the right licenses or certifications. In closing, I look forward to working with all of you now and in the future, and I appreciate your ongoing support.

DAVID F. SHEA, JR. CONTACT (781) 231-4215 d.shea@iuoelocal4.org

Spring is finally here and not a minute too soon. I hope everyone had a happy and healthy new year. I’m sure we are all ready for the warmer weather and the new construction season to get into full swing. All signs point to another busy year in the Cambridge/north of Boston area with many ongoing projects and new projects in the pipeline. In Waltham, the new high school project is moving along with Vinagro and Pacella doing the site work. Marguerite is doing the concrete package with two Hallamore cranes. Bay has two Leibherr crawlers erecting steel for Action Steel, and Maine Drilling and Blasting is doing the rock anchors. At Third Ave, W.L. French is doing the site work and Prime is scheduled to do the precast. In Woburn, the Vale project is ongoing with French doing the site for the senior home project. Also on site is JDC, which is doing the demolition of the old Kraft Food facility. Derenzo is doing site and utility work and Vinagro has done crushing. McCourt has been doing utility work for Eversource throughout the city and has Midwest


Mole doing horizontal drilling. A.A. is doing the concrete, Blakeslee Prestress Will recently won a bridge replacement is setting precast with Maxim’s 2250 project, details will follow. and Vynorius recently finished driving the concrete piles. At Suffolk Downs, In Somerville, Dow is doing the site work Derenzo is doing enabling work including at the next phase of the new high school water and drainage. The first buildings project. In Union Square, Gilbane’s should break ground this spring. Lab project has Hallamore on the tower crane erecting steel for Zichelle. United Don’t forget to register early for this Civil is doing the site. Cranshaw’s high- year’s 5th Annual Local 4 Charitable rise residential project has Structures Golf Outing. This year we are raising Derek erecting steel. Manafort Transit money for the fight against Alzheimer’s is doing the site work and Marr has Disease, a terrible disease that probably the hoists. Barletta is back to complete affects almost every family. It will take the roadway/utility improvements on place at Stow Acres Country Club on Somerville Ave. At Boynton Yards phase Sunday, September 11. two, French is doing the excavation, Please make sure to keep your licenses S&F is doing the concrete, HUB who and certifications up to date. If you completed the slurry wall will be setting are not working, take advantage of the bracing, and Structures Derek will the great opportunities at the Training erect the steel towards the end of the Center to add new certificates. If summer. On Middlesex Ave, A.A. Will you are looking for work or there is is digging slurry wall at Consigli’s lab anything I can do for you, please don’t project and across the street, JMA has hesitate to call. As always, thank you a project with Derenzo doing the site for your continued support. work and J.F. White is driving piles. In Revere, Gilbane is the CM at the Amazon warehouse project. Derenzo is doing the site work, Manafort Precision NE WS MAGA ZINE ▬ SPRING 2022



Recording-Corresponding Secretary BUSINE S S REP RE SEN TAT I V E: SHOP S / 4E / CONCRE T E P UMP S

find qualified people to fill these roles and has certainly given us an edge when negotiating new collectively bargained agreements.

CONTACT (781) 294-1090 c.fogarty@iuoelocal4.org

With spring around the corner, the cold weather soon to break free of the frost, COVID-19 to be hopefully in our rear-view mirror, for now, the work that has been waiting in the wings is ready to take off for what, so far, looks to be a good season. Inflation is taking its toll on buying parts and being able to acquire new stuff with lead times out as far as 2023. Repairing and keeping everything rolling has become the priority of construction equipment owners across the board. The equipment industry of sales and rentals continues on an upward path of increasing work along with the expansion of locations through newer technologies or acquisitions. A few of those include United Rentals' expansion into utility truck rentals with the idea of servicing the power grid network that is soon to have an infusion of money to rebuild with some of the money from the Infrastructure Bill. Also, like Sunbelt and Herc, they have moved into the market of climate control, flooring divisions, as well as dedicated power supply (big generators) and customer repair divisions. With all this diversity, the opportunities for employment keep coming, but, as we know, the job market being what it is, it has become increasingly harder to



On the technology front, I’ve spoken of how the Magni market exploded in our jurisdiction, and recently these versatile machines have grown in size. You will soon see one that has 165ft of reach that you can mount multiple attachments on from forks, a hook, extendable cage, and even a hammer, as well as many others. Recently an agreement was reached with Herc Equipment (formerly Hertz) when they purchased Reliable Equipment of Londonderry and Dover, New Hampshire to enter into a neutrality agreement for those locations. What that means is that because Herc acquired that company we have no right to those employees to represent them just because they were purchased. We would have to organize them, and because we have a good relationship with the company, they gave us an open forum to talk to them. I am happy to report that they voted to join Local 4, and we now represent and welcome 26 new members with a new contract in place for those locations. Also, in Shrewsbury at the United Rentals Power/ HVAC division, the employees stepped up to sign authorization cards and get recognized by the NLRB to negotiate terms of a new agreement with several new members and two more to follow. Congratulations to them. Negotiations for renewed agreements for Aggregate Industries Chelmsford, Peabody, and Littleton, as well as Brox facilities, have been renewed with the former BlueLine (now United) contracts for Braintree and Woburn being negotiated to come in line with other United agreements. Currently, we have BlueLine in Haverhill up for negotiations, as well as National Water Main that

after tough organizing drive several years ago has grown to over 100 employees. We have many companies with multiple agreements that have grown exponentially over the years, and Local 4 has captured the market share of these industries and grown along with them. Member numbers of 4D were less than 100 thirty years ago. They are now closing in on 1,000 members and growing through the good work and diligence of Local 4 and its leadership to go after this market. The concrete pump industry, as I have reported before, is on the same track as everyone else with work being the best it has been in years, and it doesn’t look as though it is going to stop with one company reporting that they have work on the books for the next five years. Field Engineers are also in demand and continue to work right along with the rest of the construction. Wallboard Supply companies such as Karpp, Wallboard Supply, and United Builders Supply are straight out with work. The grievance we have filed with the NLRB over in-cab-facing cameras is still awaiting a decision and could have far-reaching repercussions. The wheels turn slow so, for now, no news is good news. I’d like to just take a moment and thank the membership for their generosity to the many charitable organizations that Local 4 and its members support. Whether it is the Veterans, homelessness, hunger, cancer or blood drives, golf tournament donations, or Christmas donations, as well as SAC deductions, it is impressive, and you should all be proud that you are able to make a difference in so many people’s lives. As always, I hope everyone has a safe, prosperous season, and if there is anything I can do for you don’t hesitate to please call.

PAUL C. DIMINICO Financial Secretary


As the spring season approaches, work in the area remains steady and it looks to be another busy season. Again, I would like to mention how great it is to be back to our regular meetings seeing the members, and with COVID restrictions beginning to be lifted. Seabrook Station has a few new projects that have begun as some of our members have been sent back in after recently completing a 30-day shutdown. It’s looking to be a busy season at the plant. The quarries in the area are all stating that it will be a very busy season for them also. In Andover at the Amazon site, D.W. White has begun to bring some operators back as the precast shell of the steel building is getting close to being completed, opening more room for D.W. White to expand their scope of work. S&F still has a few forklifts keeping our members busy. Also, A&S Installation Services has signed an agreement and put eight forklifts to work inside the building. Northeast Crane has a few operators. Fabcon is still setting precast with Hallamore’s crane setting the panels. The mechanical trades have also had many of our signatory crane rental companies in and out on a daily basis. Brox will be returning to the site, paving the roads, and parking lots there once weather permits. DeLucca Fence has also been installing guardrails at job entrances and exits. There is still a lot of work to be done here and more contracts are still being awarded.

Also, ET&L has been working on Thorndike Street and making progress in Lowell. S&R Corp has been very busy working on the VFW Highway bridge, Lowell Connector Industrial Ave bridge, and doing a lot of roadwork downtown. Barletta is making progress on Middlesex Turnpike expansion and has begun adding back to their workforce and Keller is also still on the job. They’re projecting being done in the spring of 2023 provided they have another mild winter. There is still one more phase of the expansion that should be going out to bid soon. Each phase has a 5-year plan worth of work for our members. SPS continues a bridge job on RT 107 driving sheets, and Atlantic Coast Dismantling just finished removing the abutments of the old bridge. W.T. Rich has the Pawtucket Regional School in West Newbury, United Civil is moving quickly with the site work. The old school will be demolished this season to make room for the sports fields. Marois Bros still has plenty of site work still needing to be done at the new Ryan School in Tewksbury once the old schoolhouse is demolished. Lowell High School will begin when school closes. It’s a $390 million job. The new gym portion of the school is up and currently being built adjacent to the current high school that will be demolished to make room for the new school. W.L. French has been doing the site work for the gym portion

CONTACT (978) 851-8389 p.diminico@iuoelocal4.org

and will also be doing the site for the new school. W.L. French is moving forward at New England Bio Labs in Ipswich working on an expansion of their campus. J.F. White is making progress on the MBTA Annisquam bridge in Gloucester. They have begun constructing the second drawbridge on land, then when complete Bay Crane will be back setting up two gantry cranes to set the bridge beam in place. Also, there is plenty of water, sewer, and paving in the area. Companies have begun reaching out looking to hire qualified operators ahead of the season rush. If you have water, sewer, or paving experience and looking for work, please give me a call. I would also like to mention the Rourke Bridge in Lowell is finally on the books to be replaced. It’s a critical link over the Merrimack River, carrying roughly 27,000 vehicles a day. It was supposed to be temporary when it was first built in 1983. It’s still currently being used today. This bridge replacement will be a great job for our members with longevity for a few years. With COVID-19 still lurking, please take every precaution to keep yourself and your families safe. As always, if there is anything I can do for you, just give me a call. Thank you all for your continued support!





they are going to try to get done in 18 months! When it is done, it will have the largest scoreboard in any stadium in the United States, and the lighthouse will be roughly 225 feet in the air.

Trust, was the successful low bidder on a tie replacement railroad job down on the Cape.

Land work on the Vineyard Wind project After a slow start and a rough 2021, it is well underway. At the substation in looks like Cardi will be gearing up on the Hyannis, Gallagher Concrete has finished 24/140 interchange in Taunton. They are pouring a large retaining wall. Hub currently on site with about half a dozen Foundation is now onsite drilling 260 operators. Gallagher Concrete is also caissons and Lawrence Lynch continues on site. They have been awarded all the on the site work and the 5 1/2 miles of concrete for this project. duct bank that needs to be installed. The South Coast rail projects have been Marpro and Melcar are working together very quiet over the winter, but I am at Covell’s Beach in Craigsville on the expecting a very big year for these two directional drill where the cable will projects. They should both produce many come ashore. work opportunities for the members of Suffolk Construction has been chosen as Local 4. the general contractor for a $250 million Some smaller work has popped up over expansion to Gillette Stadium. Some the winter. ACK Marine is down in New preliminary work is underway but all Bedford working on the hurricane barrier. of the work that involves the operating Baltimore Pile Driving is up in Quincy engineers has been subcontracted to union installing foundation for a solar canopy. companies. It is a three-year project that Barletta, with the help of the Cooperative

facing negotiations and elections. The golf tournament will again this year be done in September. The golf committee has chosen the fight against Alzheimer’s disease to be the charity recipient. Registration is now open, get them in early!

CONTACT (508) 746-0177 d.fantini@iuoelocal4.org

As another winter comes to an end, I look forward to what is shaping up to be a great construction season.



Some bigger work bidding this spring is a direct effect of the transportation bill Decommissioning work at Pilgrim that was passed: $300 million electric bus Station continues. Williams Plant maintenance facility in Quincy and two Services is still on site finishing up large road projects, the remaining piece some remaining work being done under of Route 79 in Fall River where they want the General President's Agreement. to bring it down to ground level, and the Newly signed Champion Construction Route 195/18 Interchange in New Bedford and Costello Dismantling are on site that is in horrible disrepair. performing some demolition work. With the busy spring and summer, we are

As you get called back to work this spring, please take the time to give the agent in whatever area you are working a courtesy call to let them know you are there. Especially if it is a new job that has just started. They are always greatly appreciated and, in a time, when we are under attack from the other trades, it helps us police our jurisdiction. As always, if I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call and I hope to see you in an upcoming meeting.


I hope you and your families all had a very large warehouse that will be a Walmart great, healthy, and prosperous winter and distribution center also in Charlton, the had some time to enjoy yourselves. With I-90/I-495 interchange should be awarded the spring season quickly approaching and by the end of March and an LNG facility COVID appearing to be slowing down some, should get going by summer in Charlton. and our mask mandates being removed in Cairns has been awarded a job at the Worcester and Boston, I hope to see even Southbridge Airport that will start in April, more of you at our monthly meetings. We and F&D has been awarded demo at Sir have a lot to look forward to in 2022. We Morgans Cove and demo at the Table Talk will soon be meeting with our contractors Pie building in Kelley Square. There are for negotiations of our next contract, and at also many other smaller projects that will our May meeting, we will have nominations start this spring and summer. for our elected union officials as well as Here is a look at some of the work currently delegates to the national convention. We going on in the area. will also be backing candidates who have our best interest at heart for Governor and • Worcester: Vinagro, S&F Concrete, Maxim Crane, W.L. French, and Bay the upcoming midterm elections. We are Crane at UMass Med-bioresearch and also looking forward to another season of education facility WooSox baseball starting soon. Anyone interested in tickets, please get in touch with • Worcester: T&M and Marguerite at Doherty High School me at the Medway Hall. The Worcester area has had some decent • Worcester: Guigli and EDI Landscape at South High School work this winter: UMass Medical has had Shawmut working at the new bioresearch and educational facility with W.L. French, S&F Concrete, Maxim Crane, as well as Bond’s renovation job on campus with Julian’s hoist, Marois Bros at Bond’s job in Devens and also in Ashland at the Mindess School, Borggaard at two sites in Boylston, J.R. Vinagro in Marlboro and Uxbridge, Gioioso in Newton and Ashland, Guigli at WuXi in Worcester, and Derenzo at US Army Natick Soldier system center, to name a few.

CONTACT (508) 753-1025 d.dobson@iuoelocal4.org

• Uxbridge: Menard at Unilock • Devens: Marois for Bond • Devens: Manafort Bros for BMS • Natick: Baltazar on Rte. 27 • Natick: Derenzo at the Army facility • Shrewsbury: Amorello on Rte. 20 and the police station • Shrewsbury: D.W. White at the Market Basket

• Worcester: Guigli and Manafort Precision at WuXi Biomedical

• Shrewsbury: ET&L at the landfill

• Worcester: Judlau at Union Station

• Gardner: Marois at Gardner Elementary School

• Worcester: F&D at Cinema North

• Fitchburg: KJS off Rte. 31

• Westwood: McCourt with Atlas at Westwood Station

• Worcester: Marois at Clark University • Charlton: Vinagro at Amazon

• Norwood: Costello at Norwood Hospital

• Charlton: BluRoc for National Grid • Hopkinton: Camputaro at the Laborers’ Training facility

• Hopkinton: Amorello on Main Street There appears to be quite a bit of work • Hopkinton: Rocchio at Fruit Street bridge coming up in the area this spring and into Westborough summer. Vinagro won the 2 million sq/ • Sutton: Walsh for the Kraft Companies ft Amazon building in Charlton, a couple • Uxbridge: Vinagro at a large warehouse of our contractors are going after another on Lackey Dam Road

Please take any time off to better yourself at the Training Center, it will help us keep you working. The more you can do, the easier it is for us to do that. In closing, I hope you have had a great winter, and as always, I look forward to seeing you on the job and I thank you all for your continued support!!




CONTACT (207) 426-9910

in the area. I will keep you posted on any updates. Ongoing work:


• At Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maxim has two towers up for Prime. Marguerite Concrete is also onsite. Brothers and Sisters, I hope you and your families are doing well. As we • Miron Construction, at LP in move into the spring season, continued Houlton, Maine. good health and prosperity for you all. • Badger Daylighting is busy in In Maine, every year, a wage survey is conducted for the State Prevailing Wage. This survey would take place in November for two weeks. However, there really isn’t much road construction going on in November. We recently got this changed by submitting legislation for the survey to be conducted in July. The survey that just came out had some significant changes. For example, the wage for an excavator operator for Heavy/Highway 2021 was $26.68 per hour and $6.10 for benefits. The wage for the 2022 survey for the excavator operator is $34.82 per hour and $32.39 in benefits. These are clearly our Heavy/ Highway CBA wages that prevailed in the recent survey. This survey falls in line with our Heavy/Highway CBA. More to come on enforcement and getting our contractors more involved



Southern Maine and Bangor.

• Ferreira Gas Distribution/Services in Central Maine. • MCR on Federal Street in Portland, Maine - Tower Crane for Landry French. Maxim was part of erecting the Tower. • Local 4 contractors are also in the mix on the Belfast, Maine Nordic Aquafarms project, a huge, multiyear $300M salmon farm project. We are working to secure as much work for Local 4 as possible. A smaller pre-work package is slated for 2022, with the much larger Phase I to kick off in 2023. • Enbridge in North Berwick. Compressor Station upgrades. We are waiting on who will get the work Pipeline Agreement.

Finally, as you know, at each December Body Meeting we take a collection for charity. This year, the charities were two veterans’ organizations: House in the Woods and Veterans, Inc. I was honored to once again put on my uniform and join Business Manager Billy McLaughlin to present Local 4's donation. As both a Marine Veteran and a Local 4 member for a combined total of 24 years, to be a part of our membership's generosity was a moment I both deeply appreciated and will never forget. If there is anything I can do for you, please contact me. Thank you for your support. In Solidarity, Bobby


We are fortunate as New Englanders to be able to enjoy all four seasons, however, when we reach this time of year, we are eager for the spring season to arrive so that we can get back to work. This year looks to be a busy year for us as we continue to talk with our contractor partners and see what their needs will be for 2022. On February 22, 2022, the Massachusetts State House reopened. The State House was closed for more than 700 days. We held hearings virtually and were left to communicate through phone calls, email, and district meetings. We have already been back up on Beacon Hill and will be getting back to a regular presence there. We continue to push our bill, An Act establishing a board of hoisting machinery regulations (lead sponsors Senator Michael Moore and Representative John Mahoney). This bill would give the Operating Engineers a seat on this board. On February 2, the Joint Committee of Public Safety and Homeland Security reported this bill favorable. The Chairman of the committee, Senator Walter Timilty, spent a lot of time with us on this bill in order to get it a favorable report.

It's hard to believe that we have already entered into the political season for statewide office. Since Massachusetts Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito decided not to run for office, it has opened up a number of seats. This will give us the opportunity to help labor-friendly candidates be elected to office. As we heard from Shannon Liss-Riordan, who is running for Massachusetts Attorney General, at our February meeting, these are the people that can help us fight off bad contractors. There is currently a campaign launched by Uber, Lyft, and other big tech companies that would deteriorate workers’ rights. We are currently preparing to fight a ballot question for this in November. The opposing side passed this in California known as Prop 22, which allows companies to 1099 workers instead of classifying them as employees. This prevents the company from paying unemployment insurance and workers' compensation. These large companies will outspend us by a large margin and try to confuse the public, but do not be fooled, this is bad for organized labor. You will hear us talk more about this throughout the spring and summer but for more

CONTACT (781) 759-6169 c.carey@iuoelocal4.org

information and updates you can go to MassachusettsIsNotForSale.org. As we continue to organize companies and workers in our industry, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Boston Vacuum Excavation. With the utility contractors relying on the Vac Truck to perform the excavation around utilities, it will be nice to be able to offer another signatory contractor for them to use. I believe that our biggest strength when organizing is our membership. Our organization is professional, respected, and we possess the most talented individuals in the industry. Please continue to reflect these values and stand together.



Training Corner


Greetings Brothers and Sisters, I hope you and your families are doing well as we head into the spring season. The Training Center remains busy with apprentices working toward the end for the school year. We are especially excited for our sixteen, fourth-year apprentices that are quickly approaching graduation from the program. I am looking forward to the expected return of our graduation ceremonies this year. After a couple of difficult years that did not allow for graduations, this year’s graduation will mark Local 4's 50th Completion Exercises. The first graduation took place in 1968 with a few years without Completion Exercises, including COVID. We are looking forward to getting back to a great tradition and it’s fitting that this graduation will be a milestone. In addition to our usual schedule of classes, it was nice to be able to add our Worcester Classes back to the schedule in March now that the COVID situation has improved. I would like to thank Business Agent Dave Dobson and President Mike Bowes for their help bringing these classes back to the members from the Worcester area. There have been some recent changes by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Compliance Administration. These changes have taken effect on February 7, 2022, and apply to Entry Level Driver Training. In order to test for a CDL license, candidates must now be trained in both classrooms and behind the wheel at a training location that is certified by the FMCSA. The Training Center has been approved as a certified location and will continue to train and test for CDL licenses. Any member that received a CDL permit after February 7 will have to do some additional training and be certified prior to booking a road test.

CONTACT (781) 821-0306 mcarey@local4training.org



We were fortunate in February to have members of the State Police Truck team come in and give a presentation to the apprentices. It was a great presentation on what the responsibilities are of a professional driver whether it be in a truck, crane, or heavy dirt equipment requiring a CDL license. They answered a lot of good questions on a variety of scenarios we face as operators. It was an excellent opportunity for them to see what we do at the apprenticeship as well as let us know what they are looking for on the roadways. If you have been out to Medway recently, you have likely noticed that the tower crane is down. We are working on some maintenance and repairs to the tower crane that required it to be disassembled. We will make all necessary repairs and complete all maintenance before erecting it again so that it will be in good working order and safe for our members going forward. In the meantime, if you are in need of a NCCCO tower crane practical test, please reach out to the Training Center. We have made other arrangements so that this will still be possible. Lastly, I would like to update you on the Apprenticeship Program application process. The applicants have completed their interviews at this time. We will look forward to welcoming a new class of probationary apprentices in the coming months based on the work outlook. I hope you all have a prosperous and healthy spring construction season. Be safe!

Project Spotlight



We're pleased to share that Local 4's Operating Engineers are making great strides at the Vineyard Wind job site in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Vineyard Wind will be an offshore wind farm that generates clean, accessible energy for homes and businesses across the state. It will also create thousands of local jobs, offer billions of dollars in energy savings, and significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Four of our contractors are hard at work on the job site. Melcar is completing the drilling under the guidance of Marpro, and Lawrence Lynch and Hub Foundation are also involved. This project is a historic investment into Massachusetts' workforce, energy production, and even environmental protections. It was also the site of the first project labor agreement for an offshore wind site of this scale. Congratulations to Local 4's members for their involvement in this important project. Vineyard Wind is scheduled to begin operations by 2023, and will bring renewable and affordable energy to Massachusetts for years to come!


1: Dan Perry 2: Peter Cyr See additional pictures from this project on pages 20 and 21.



Safety Corner

UPDATE Greetings Brother and Sisters, As winter comes to an end, I wish you all a safe and prosperous spring. All predictions call for another busy year in the construction industry. As the ground thaws, I know our excavation contractors are gearing up for another banner year. For the Safety Corner this quarter, I would like to focus on the regulations and guidance set forth from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

CONTACT tmcevoy@local4training.org

As we have seen here in the news headlines, trench collapse is the number one cause of fatalities in the excavation world. Early reports indicate there was an improvement in 2021. But or has the potential to exist, the air must be tested before an in both 2020 and 2019, 21 workers were killed by collapsing employee enters a trench greater than 4 feet in depth. trenches. As with any area where workplace hazards are unique and the risk of life and injury are high, OSHA has a Once an excavation reaches a depth of 5 feet, an adequate designated Subpart to address them. cave-in protection system must be employed. The three types of allowable systems are Sloping, Shoring or Shielding. The OSHA’s answer to the hazards present in excavations is slope must be meet the parameters of Table B-1, which I found in the 29 C.F.R. part 1926.650-652 Subpart P. They have included. Benching is allowed but must also meet define an excavation as “any man-made cut, cavity, trench Table B-1's requirements. Shoring systems support the sides or depression in an earth surface, formed by earth removal.” of an excavation. Shielding systems such as a trench box The first hazard they address is underground installations. protect the worker if a cave-in does concern. As always, if The estimated location of utility installations that may be you need any guidance or copies of these regulations, feel expected during the excavation work shall be determined free to reach out to Training Center and we will get you what prior to opening an excavation. The minimum requirement you need. Be safe!! is to call dig safe and have the utility lines marked out. As we all know, those marks are a guideline and not an exact Thomas McEvoy location. The best and most accurate method is “pot-holing.” Co-Safety Officer Many of our large excavation contractors have purchased Vac Trucks to streamline the process of utility location. Badger Table B-1 Daylighting has utilized our members to provide pot-holing Maximum Allowable Slopes services across our area and the entire country. Soil or Rock Maximum allowable slopes (H:V) (1) for Access and egress from the excavations are also spelled out Type excavations less than 20 feet deep (3) in Subpart P. A stairway, ladder, or ramp is required when Stable Rock Vertical (90˚) a depth of 4 feet is reached. Ramps must be designed by a Type A 3/4:1 (53˚) competent person. Means of egress must be located within 25 Type B 1:1 (45˚) feet of each other. Spoil piles must be located at least 2 feet Type C 1 ½:1 (34˚) from the edge of excavations to mitigate the hazard of falling objects. If an oxygen-deficient or hazardous atmosphere exists



APRIL 2022 - JUNE 2022



FORKLIFT – ZOOM 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Wednesday, June 1, 2022

HOISTING CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS 1 ­— IN PERSON (CANTON) AND ZOOM 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Monday, May 9, 2022 Monday, June 6, 2022

HOISTING CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS 2 ­— IN PERSON (CANTON) AND ZOOM 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Wednesday, June 8, 2022

HOISTING CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS 3 ­— IN PERSON (CANTON) AND ZOOM 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Monday, April 25, 2022 Monday, May 23, 2022 Monday, June 20, 2022

Apprentice Stephen Beaudoin and Graduate Apprentice Matthew Caughey working for Maxim Crane taking down the tower crane at the Medway Training Center.

HOISTING CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS 4 ­— IN PERSON (CANTON) AND ZOOM 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Wednesday, June 22, 2022

HAZMAT REFRESHER ­— IN PERSON ONLY 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Saturday, April 30, 2022, Canton Saturday, May 21, 2022, Medway Saturday, June 11, 2022, Canton

The jib coming off the tower crane at the Medway Training Center with instructors, apprentices, graduates, and Maxim Crane.

WELDING Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Training Coordinator Michael J. Carey and Member Assistance Coordinator Andrew Franzen with Mass Building Trades Recovery Banner displayed at the Training Center in Canton.

Lettering complete on new Western Star Tractor.

From the Funds Office


CONTACT (508) 533-1400 ggeiman@local4funds.org

I hope this message finds you enjoying a wonderful spring! It is finally time to get back outside and enjoy the fresh air, the warm sun, and the colors of the new season. (Of course, this is New England, so as you read this, it may well be 30 degrees and snowing. It could also be 90 degrees and humid. Or both, in the same day.)

temperatures. But you’ll also miss the warmth and the sunshine. It will drive you crazy every time you peek behind the curtains of that small basement window and see the sun shining, and hear the birds chirping, and realize that you’re missing out. You may think about running back outside; the problem is, it may be too late. The sun’s gone down for the day. If this article is starting to feel like a giant metaphor – you’re right. Replace New England weather with the stock market, and you’ll see where I’m heading with this.

There is no doubt that, by and large, the sun has been brightly shining on investors in the last few years. (And keep in mind, every participant in the Local 4 Annuity & Savings Plan is After all, weather is one of those things an investor. Whether you direct your that we cannot control. It is wildly employer contributions and/or 401(k) unpredictable, especially around here. into a target-date fund or allocate the But the one thing that is for certain is that contributions and earnings as you see when we get those beautiful spring days, fit amongst the various platform options, you do not want to miss them. You want you are directing your account based on to get outside and take full advantage, your own sense of risk and reward.) because those are the days that restore the soul and rebuild your energy, especially However, the last few months have after a long winter of shivering, shoveling, been decidedly less sunny. Between the continuing pandemic, supply slipping, and skidding. chain issues, inflationary pressure, It would be a shame if you miss those and geopolitical concerns such as the beautiful days because you gave up on Russia-Ukraine crisis, the stock market dealing with the tough New England has been throwing out its fair share of weather and, say, locked yourself in your nasty weather. Some of us run to find basement for the rest of your life. Yes, shelter – in this case, the shelter is in you’ll avoid the snow and the freezing guaranteed interest, bonds, or cash.

And in some cases, that might be the right decision for you, especially if you are at or past retirement age, or if you have a low-risk tolerance. Keep in mind, though, that once you have suffered losses and choose to remove your money from the stock market, you lose the ability to participate in the returns that historically have followed. It’s hard to watch as the sun starts to shine again – as the market goes up (especially on those days when optimism bubbles over on Wall Street and the indexes are in the green by multiple percentage points) and to know that you missed out. Essentially, you’ve locked in your losses. And there is simply no way to time the market. By the time it seems safe to jump back in, it may be too late to fully recoup your losses and take full advantage of an upswing. At the end of the day, all of us need to make our own investment decisions based on proximity to retirement and risk tolerance. There is no “one size fits all” answer. Sometimes running for shelter is the right answer, for you. But it is important to understand the potential consequences of doing so. We want you to be informed investors. If you have questions, or need advice, on how to handle stock market volatility, reach out to our investment advisory team at CAPTRUST, at 1-800-9679948. For advice on the New England weather, I recommend Pete Bouchard or Harvey Leonard.








Whether it be working on job sites throughout the region or standing with labor-friendly political candidates, Local 4 members have certainly been busy this season! Take a look at some of the projects and events our Operating Engineers have been involved with over the past few months.


1: Organizer/Legislative Representative Christopher Carey and Business Representative Michael Bowes with Senator Diana DiZoglio candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor. 2: Lydia Edwards with Local 4 Apprentice Jason Jones at a Lydia Edwards for State Senate rally. 3: Candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General Shannon Liss-Riordan spoke at the February Body Meeting and earned the endorsement of Local 4. 4: L to R: Mike Smith, Dave Shea, Ronnie Federico, Mike Simoncini, Rick Cali, Loreto Gobbi, Adam Dowgielewicz at the Boynton Yards project.





5: L to R: General Secretary-Treasurer James M. Sweeney, General President James T. Callahan, Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh, and Business Manager William D. McLaughlin recently at a St. Patrick’s Day Foundation event honoring General President Callahan as 2022 Grand Marshal of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 6: Operator Paul Haynes and Apprentice Harrison Davis operating Bay Crane’s LR1600 luffer, and Operator Steve Lawrence and Apprentice Shane McDevitt on Bay Crane’s LR1300 luffer, setting steel for Berlin Steel at Suffolk South Station job. 7: Marguerite Concrete pumps on site for a large pour at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.













8: Operators for MIG Corp. working on a seawall in Marshfield. 9: Operators for Select Demo tearing down the old Durfee High School in Fall River. 10: Lowell Rourke Bridge was supposed to be temporary when it was first built in 1983. It’s still currently being used today. 11: Cashman making a large to crane pick in the Quincy yard. 12: Operator Ed Weygand working for Baltimore Pile Driving in Quincy. 13: Maxim Crane erecting a tower crane for Portland, Maine’s first high-rise building. 14: Operator Derrill McDonough and Oiler Joe Leeman working for Boss Steel and G&C at their Necco Street job.

15: Tower Crane Operators Jimmy Giroux and Jesse Cassidy Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. 16: Operator Chris Denis and Apprentice Tyler Dempsey on Bay Crane’s 400t Liebherr working for Atlantic Demo on Rocchio’s Fruit Street bridge job at the HopkintonWestborough line. 17: Operator Dave Duffy working on Marr Equipment’s new facility in Braintree. 18: Operators Bobby Snape and Tom Frongillo, Jr. for F&D Truck demoing the old Worcester North Cinema. 19: Newly signed Boston Vacuum Excavation takes delivery of their new Vac Truck.



SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LOCAL 4 OFFICER ELECTION AND 40TH INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATE ELECTION April 2022 NOTIFIED MEETING NOTICE NOMINATIONS to office for the election of August 2022, will take place at the Notified Meeting of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 7 p.m. at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts. Nominations are in order for the following offices: Business Manager, President, Vice-President, Recording-Corresponding Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Board, Auditors, Trustees, Guard, Conductor, and delegates of the General Convention. The following regulations, consistent with the requirements of the Local Union’s Bylaws and the Constitution of the International Union of Operating Engineers governing Local Union elections, have been approved by the Local, and are set forth here for the guidance of the members. 1. Nominations may be made by any member of Local 4 or its Branches (except Owner/Operators, who may not seek or be elected to office nor nominate candidates in any Local Union election). Registered Apprentices may not seek or be elected to office. The nominator may state only the name of the candidate and the office to which the candidate is nominated. No seconders are necessary or will be permitted. A member may not nominate himself/herself. 2. Article IV, Section 8 of the Bylaws states that “Members dues for the current term shall be due and payable on the first day of the calendar quarter and must be remitted in quarterly increments. Candidates’ quarterly current dues are due and payable on the first day of each calendar quarter. No member shall be in good standing unless the quarterly current dues have been paid within thirty (30) days after they become due and payable.” 3. Article IV, Section 2 of the Bylaws states that “No member shall be eligible for election, be elected, nor hold office unless said member shall have been a member continuously in good standing in the Local Union electing him/her for one (1) year, and in the case of one seeking the office of Business Manager, two (2) years immediately preceding the month of nomination. No member shall be eligible for election, be elected, nor hold office unless he/she shall also have been a member of the organization for two (2) years immediately prior to election, in addition to fulfilling the other qualifications for Local Union offices. No member who also is a member of a rival labor organization shall be eligible for election, be elected nor hold office in any Local Union; provided, however, that such eligibility requirement may be waived by the General President if he determines that such waiver is in the best interests of the Local Union.” 4. Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (a) of the Constitution states that “Because of the special burdens and heavy responsibilities imposed on the Business Manager of a Local Union, no member shall be eligible for election to, be elected to, nor hold the office of Business Manager, unless he shall have been continuously in good standing in the Local Union electing him for a period of two (2) years preceding the month of nominations, in addition to fulfilling the qualifications for other Local office.” 5. Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (b) of the Constitution states that “No member shall be eligible for election, be elected, nor hold office unless he shall have been a member continuously in good standing in the Local Union electing him for one (1) year preceding the month of nominations; and . . . unless he shall also have been a member of the organization for two (2) years immediately prior to election.” 6. Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (b) of the Constitution states that “No member shall be eligible for election, be elected nor hold office who has not during the year, and in the case of one seeking the office of Business Manager two (2) years, immediately prior to the month of nominations, been continuously employed at the trade, or who has not actively sought continuous employment at the trade. This restriction, however, shall not apply to



any member employed by or working for a Local Union...” 7. Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (b) of the Constitution states that “. . . no member retired from work at the trade shall be eligible for election, be elected nor hold office in any Local Union...This restriction, however, shall not be applicable to any member so retired who, at least one (1) year, and, in the case of one seeking the office of Business Manager at least two (2) years, immediately prior to the month of nominations, has ceased to accept retirement benefits and returned, or actively and continuously sought to return, to full time work at the trade.” 8. Article IV, Section 3 of the Bylaws states that “Within five (5) days after nominations have been concluded, the Recording-Corresponding Secretary shall mail to the last known address of each member nominated notice of the nomination and of the office to which the member has been nominated. The nominee shall file with the Recording-Corresponding Secretary of the Local Union a written acceptance of nomination, which acceptance must be received by the Recording-Corresponding Secretary within ten (10) days after having been notified in writing by the Recording-Corresponding Secretary of his/her nomination to Local Union office.” 9. Article IV, Section 4 of the Bylaws states that “The Recording-Corresponding Secretary shall read, or cause to be read, the name of each nominee and identify the office to which such nominee seeks election at each regularly scheduled Local Union membership meeting held after nomination, and before election.” 10. Article IV, Section 5 of the Bylaws states that “Nominees shall be in regular attendance at all regularly scheduled Local Union membership meetings held after nomination, and before election, subject however, to a reasonable excuse based upon good cause such as physical incapacity or death in the family.”

The election of delegates to the 2023 General Convention of the International Union of Operating Engineers shall be held in conjunction with the Election of Officers. 1. Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution states that “The election of delegates and alternates shall be held at an election in the said Local Unions in February prior to the Convention, unless under the provisions of the Local Union bylaws they are elected prior thereto but in no event more than one (1) year prior to the first day of the Convention….” 2. In addition to the Business Manager and President, who attend the Convention by virtue of their office, the Local will be electing ten (10) delegates for the Convention. 3. All members in good standing of Local 4 and its Branches are eligible to vote and be elected, except members of 4R who, according to the International Constitution, are eligible to vote but are not eligible to be nominated or elected.

The election of officers and delegates shall be held on the following dates: Maine Massachusetts

Second Sunday in August Third Sunday in August

August 14, 2022 August 21, 2022

Fraternally yours, MICHAEL J. BOWES, President CHRISTOPHER T. FOGARTY, Recording-Corresponding Secretary



Business Representative David Fantini, Zack Nastasi, and Doug Goodfellow at the Vineyard Wind job site.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS CENTRAL MA AFL-CIO SCHOLARSHIPS This year, the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO will be awarding six $1,000 scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors. Several additional Platinum sponsored scholarships of $500 and $1,000 will also be distributed. Applicants must be a 2022 graduating high school senior going to college and a member, child, or grandchild of a local affiliated with the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Union members must live or work in the jurisdiction of the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2022 and recipients will be announced at this year's Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 3, 2022.



GREATER SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS LABOR COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships to eligible graduating high school seniors. Applicants must live in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, and have a parent, legal guardian, aunt, uncle, or grandparent as a member of a labor union affiliated with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council, or be a member themselves. Applications are due on April 22, 2022. To learn more and apply for these opportunities, visit IUOELocal4.org/resources/scholarships/.



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COMING EVENTS April 20, 2022 – Quarterly Body Meeting May 18, 2022 – Notified Body Meeting – Nominations (see pages 18 and 19) June 12, 2022 – Inaugural Local 4 5K Event August 14, 2022 – Maine Local 4 Election August 17, 2022 – August Body Meeting cancelled due to Elections August 21, 2022 – Massachusetts Local 4 Election September 11, 2022 – 5th Annual Golf Outing (see pages 23 and 24)

Alex Wilson at the Vineyard Wind job site. NE WS MAGA ZINE ▬ SPRING 2022














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2022 GOLF OUTING ANNOUNCEMENT This September, join us on the golf course and support the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. Please save the date for the Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc.’s 5th Annual Golf Outing! Sunday, September 11, 2022 Stow Acres Country Club 58 Randall Road, Stow, MA All proceeds from this year's Golf Outing will go to local charities committed to fighting against Alzheimer's Disease.

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Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. 5th Annual Golf Outing Supporting the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Sunday, September 11, 2022 Stow Acres Country Club 58 Randall Road • Stow, MA

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Make checks payable to: Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Each registered golfer receives 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, golf shirt, and prizes!

Mail or deliver to: IUOE Local 4 Golf Outing 16 Trotter Drive Medway, MA 02053

Each registered golfer receives 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, golf shirt, and prizes!


Registration will be done on a first come, first served basis. Spots are limited. No refunds available after August 11. Please call 508-533-1433 with any questions. Note: Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


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2. 3. 4. Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



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IN MEMORIAM The Officers and Members of the Local offer their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following: Robert J. Amoroso, Jr.

Vernon B. French

Manuel V. Medeiros

Bernard P. Rotti

Dwight A. Anderson

David P. Grafton

George R. Bayer

Thomas J. Guerette

Bruce Bennett

John P. Horigan

Francis J. Blanchard, Jr. Wilbur N. Laduke

John G. Mullen

Francis J. St. Germain, Jr.

Howard K. Borggaard

Michael N. Livote

William J. Nadeau, Jr.

Frank M. Teixeira, Jr.

Kenneth G. Collins

Richard A. Marino

Louis F. Neves, Jr.

Stephen C. Watson

Jose Fernandes

Frank H. McLean*

William E. Perry

Maurice H. Whitehouse

Roger A. Ferreira

John E. McMorrow

Domingo Pires

William M. Williams


*In lieu of flowers, donations Anthony N. Micelotti, Jr. Steve Santiago-Andujar in memory of Frank were made to the Operating John M. Missiewicz Paul E. Santor Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc. Peter F. Monsini** Paul A. St. Cyr Much appreciated.

**Lost recently in a tragic construction accident.



RETIREES Local 4 would like to extend their congratulations to the following members who have announced their retirement. Congratulations on starting this next chapter of your life! John M. Aguiar

Fernando Coelho

William J. Hillson, Jr.

Robert T. Marshall, II

Philip C. Recco

Alexander P. Anagnos

Shawn M. Corbett

James R. Howard, III

Gary M. Mayo

Craig S. Anderson

Francis J. Darche, Jr.

Joseph Jacobs

Kenneth W. McGowan

Thomas A. Shaughnessy

William W. Bartley

Ronald J. Deschenes

Stewart M. Jacques

Antonio Moura

Donald P. Bass

Joseph P. Donnelly

James L. Jardine

Joseph E. Nicoli

Paul R. Beaucaire

James Dowd

Scott E. LaFerriere

Jonathan T. O'Neill

Jay E. Beausang

Todd E. Dupell

Gary B. Lake

Robert W. Parrelli

Wellington H. Chin

Rinaldo Federico

S. Neal Laurenza

Alfred J. Piccirilli

Frank Cirone

Joseph V. Franciosa

Thomas E. Little

Joseph L. Pike

Robert E. Codner

Joseph A. Haidar

James M. Marshall, Sr. Daniel J. Pogorzelski

Sotiraq Tili Timothy C. Varney James R. Vynorius Thomas M. Waldron Stephen L. Wyman Mark P. Zannotti



LOCAL 4 GIVES BACK IUOE Local 4 is proud to support our greater communities through charitable contributions. Through the generosity of our members and all those who participated in our 4th annual golf outing, we were recently able to donate to a number of impactful organizations across the region. Congratulations to all who were involved in supporting these important causes!



Local 4 recently donated $100,000 to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which was made possible by the efforts of those who attended and supported last year's annual golf outing. This charitable contribution will help further the work of this topranked facility, which is recognized nationally as a leader in the fight against cancer.

This January, Local 4 presented a donation of $5,124 to House in the Woods, an organization dedicated to supporting veterans, active military, and their family members. This contribution was made possible by the funds raised during the December 2021 Body Meeting, which was the largest collection that our membership has ever raised to date. Local 4 was pleased to match this total through the general funds and split the donation to two important veterans' organizations.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has received accolades for its preventative care, treatment, and cutting-edge cancer research. They offer precision cancer medicine and cancer immunology. House in the Woods utilizes the surrounding wilderness to Cancer has impacted many in our communities, and we are offer healing retreats, which can help veterans navigate grief, proud to support such an extraordinary organization. stress, and loss relating to their service. Local 4's donation will help provide these retreats to veterans and active military members at no cost. L to R: Paul House, Executive Director of House in the Woods, Business Manager William McLaughlin, Maine Business Representative Robert Burr, and NH Deputy Adjutant General Warren Perry. Permission to remove masks for the photo op was granted by all participants.



$7,200 DONATION TO BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL L to R: Sean O’Connor, Chuck McGrath, and Charlie Brown (with Steve Saunders, Lennie Sorrell, and Wendy Walsh - not pictured), along with other Building Trades, raised $7,200 as “Hale’s Hard Hats” to Boston Children’s Hospital Virtual Toy Drive this year. The group has raised more than $19,000 in the past three seasons at Suffolk’s Boston Children’s Hospital Hale Building job.

$5,124 DONATION TO VETERANS, INC. Through the funds raised during the December Body Meeting, and the match from the general funds, Local 4 also donated $5,124 to Veterans, Inc. of Worcester. Veterans, Inc. is committed to combatting homelessness among veterans and providing essential support services. The organization offers both immediate and long-term resources for veterans facing homelessness and helps them reconnect with loved ones and their communities. L to R: Worcester Business Representative David Dobson, Veterans Inc. Development & Volunteer Coordinator Kristen Franks, Business Manager William McLaughlin, Executive Director of OE Local 4 Charitable Foundation Amanda Johnson, and Business Representative Michael Bowes.

$10,000 DONATION TO THE GAVIN FOUNDATION Operating Engineers Local 4 recently made a $10,000 donation to the Gavin Foundation to assist in their new facility project. The Gavin Foundation is a nonprofit providing adult, youth, and community substance abuse education, prevention, and treatment programs. L to R: Gavin Foundation President/CEO John McGahan, Business Representative Michael Bowes, and Business Manager William McLaughlin.

To learn more about Local 4’s charitable contributions, visit IUOELocal4.org/about-us/ charitable-contributions/.



IUOE Local 4 16 Trotter Drive Medway, MA 02053

Our American flag lowered to half-staff to honor our Local 4 fallen Brother Peter F. Monsini recently lost in a tragic construction accident.