Local 825 and ELEC encourages its members to obtain and maintain all licenses and clearances so that they will be ready to work when called. ELEC makes the process easier by reimbursing members employed by our participating union contractors for the cost of the credentials. The simplest way to process your reimbursement is to submit for reimbursement through the Local 825 Member Portal.
NOTE: The Local 825 Member system displays best on desktop computers. If you are experiencing issues on your smartphone, we suggest switching to a desktop or laptop computer when logging in to the member system.
If you prefer, you may also Fax your reimbursement request. Submit a copy of your new license or credential along with your proof-of-payment receipt and Fax to 973-630-1013.
If you have problems, contact ELEC.
Licensing and Security Clearances
ELEC reimburses Local 825 members who work for participating employers for the total cost of operator licenses and security credentials. This also allows us to promise immediate availability of a fully credentialed workforce and gives them an advantage over non-credentialed workers.
Following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, new security clearances were required for workers who are stationed at bridges, tunnels and ports. These new credentials added significant expenses for workers, so many didn’t apply unless they were hired. However, because the clearances take time, employers had to wait, delaying their schedules.
ELEC understood that Operating Engineers who were cleared in advance would be attractive to employers wanting to avoid downtime. So the reimbursement program was initiated and ELEC advertises that Local 825 Operating Engineers as “ready to work, day one!”