ELEC, is a labor-management organization that promotes economic development, investments in infrastructure and construction to provide opportunities for developers, union contractors and members of Operating Engineers Local 825.

We find common ground with chambers of commerce, business partnerships, professional associations and industry coalitions to support policies, legislation and regulations that encourage responsible economic development and stimulate growth.

Our efforts continue to build on the record of quality and safety in construction that has come to define work performed by Local 825 Operating Engineers and its signatory contractors.



“The news that Legislative leaders and the Governor have come to an agreement to fund the Transportation Trust Fund is a welcome and much needed relief for New Jersey’s workers, residents, and our ailing infrastructure system. Our construction workers and engineers play a pivotal role in keeping New Jersey’s complex ...


In what may be the most complete and comprehensive study to date, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers University has released, "The Cost of Roadway Construction, Operations and Maintenance in New Jersey, Phase 1 Final Report", an in-depth analysis of the cost of state's infrastructure. This is ...