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.



by Mark Longo, Director of the Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative (ELEC) New Jersey recently made strides toward improving our infrastructure by securing a long-term source of dedicated revenue for the Transportation Trust Fund. It’s an achievement many didn’t think was possible. The ELEC 825 led-campaign to replenish the trust fund is a critical victory ...


Key aspects of the bill are highlighted below. This bill, to be known as the “Water Quality Accountability Act,” is intended to enhance the reliability and safety of the State’s drinking water.  The bill would apply to all water purveyors.   The bill would establish specific standards for the testing of fire hydrants.  ...