IUOE Local 825 Members
ELEC was created to provide a steady flow of work and related benefits for members of IUOE Local 825. Local 825 and its union contractors found common ground to expand development and work opportunities for Local 825 Operating Engineers.
By promoting new construction projects and pursuing areas of construction previously underserved by union contractors, ELEC helps to expand the number of opportunities beneficial to Operating Engineers.
We partner with business and professional organizations and advocate for policies, legislation and regulations that create work opportunities for the construction trades and their contractors. Our efforts have helped initiate major bridge-building projects, win approval for pipeline construction and authorize large-scale urban redevelopment programs.
On behalf of members
The biggest benefit to Local 825 members may be in our economic, regulatory and legislative advocacy. ELEC staff members spend hours each week in Trenton, advocating for legislation beneficial to labor.
More time is spent attending meetings with mayors, town councils, municipal groups, chambers of commerce, developers, legislators, economic development groups and trade groups to identify project opportunities and support policies and legislation that benefit the construction trades.
Other benefits include:
Highlighting the benefits of union labor
ELEC promotes the unique value delivered by Operating Engineers of Local 825. This is communicated through the ongoing training at two state-of-the-art training centers. Superior training and experience translates into higher levels of productivity, higher records of safety and ultimately, greater profitability for contractors and project owners.
Reimbursing for licenses and worksite security clearances
ELEC helps members who work for participating employers by reimbursing them for costly licenses and security clearances.
This allows us promote Local 825 members as “ready to work, day one!”
And in August 2015, ELEC expanded this member benefit, announcing that it will offer two new reimbursements:
A reimbursement of up to $100 toward the CDL-required D.O.T. physical
And reimbursement for the 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher, when costs are incurred outside of the Training Center.
For more information on existing, and new reimbursements, visit the links on the right side of this page.