• International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 701
    Building Oregon and Southwest Washington since 1918
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    What We Do
    Local 701 has been fighting for working class families for more than 100 years. We fight for our members so that they can build America.
    Who We Are
    Our staff is made up of hard working men and women who know workers rights. Our E-Board has more than 100 years of combined experience standing up to employers.
    Who We Represent
    We represent construction and maintenance workers, the industry's best heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and maintenance workers.
    Business Manager's Update (Sept 11, 2020)

    Dear Brothers & Sisters, This has been a hard year. After bravely stepping up to meet the challenges of adapting to the dangers of COVID-19 and carefully navigating the financial disruptions, we are hit with unprecedented wildfires that are forcing many from their homes. When we needed rest and certainty, we were dealt another seemingly insurmountable obstacle.

    Union Members Volunteer to Help Distribute Food (August 15, 2020)

    It all started with solidarity, the simple idea that when the going gets tough, we stick together. In that spirit, union members will be distributing food boxes to workers in need this Saturday (8/15/20) at IUOE Local 701's hall in Gladstone. To find out more information, including how to help, please see the links below. https://www.workershelpingworkers.com/ https://www.

    Business Manager's Update (July 8, 2020)

    Dear Brothers & Sisters, COVID-19 has hit our communities hard. If we do not step up, the choice will be made for us and our livelihoods will suffer. We have been in close contact with state and local officials to make sure that we can continue working, that is why we bought thousands of masks two months ago.

    Business Manager's Update

    Dear Brothers & Sisters, Throughout everything that the last few months have thrown at us, IUOE Local 701 members have come together to show that we are as strong as ever. Hours are up, and our members are working.

    Project Updates

    Project updates: With things still moving forward as Jimbo has stated here are a few that in the works and some larger one on the horizon.  The big hi-tech project (Intel) is still plugging away and having 33 tower cranes up within our jurisdiction that is a strong sign.  Blattner Energy is back with the Wheatridge Wind farm.

    Did you recently change your phone number or address? Looking to get on the out of work list or into training? Do you have any new certifications or skills? Make sure that you stay in touch with dispatch and let them know so that they have the most up-to-date information!

    We have invested millions of dollars in our state-of-the-art training center in Canby, OR to ensure that are members are the most skilled professionals in our craft. If you are looking to upgrade your skills make sure to check the training center website for a class schedule.

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    Upcoming Events
    District 1 & 5 Meeting Gladstone
    Oct 01, 2020
    555 E. First St. Gladstone OR
    District 1 Meeting Longview
    Oct 01, 2020
    Guest House Kelso 503 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso
    Retiree/Apprentice Breakfast
    Oct 02, 2020
    555 E. First St. Gladstone OR
    District 3 Meeting North Bend
    Oct 06, 2020
    Labor Center 3427 Ash St. North Bend
    District 3 Meeting Medford
    Oct 07, 2020
    Courtyard Marriott 600 Airport Rd. Medford

    Building light rail
    An excavator operator working with grade setters to ensure the project is in spec.
    Apprenticeship works!
    Apprentice Mitchell Ford working hard to build his career building America.
    Sunlight drills
    Drill operators up with the sun to build a solid foundation.
    Windy but not a breeze
    Wind energy in Eastern Oregon depends on skilled operators to build and maintain the windmills.
    Cruise ship in drydock
    Operators work hard at the shipyard to keep this cruise liner in shipshape.
    Engineers everywhere
    Whether it's in the tower, pumping concrete, of running an excavator, our members know how to get things done!
    Local 701 leads the way
    Local 701 members listen to General President Callahan and Local 302 Business Manager Darren Konopaski praise the work Local 701 is doing.
    Sellwood Bridge work
    Marine work can be tricky, but our members are professionals that know how to get the job done!
    Hospitals depend on us!
    Stationary engineer Mike Watson keeps the lights on and the boilers running at a local hospital.
    Lots of work on Broadway
    Operating engineers dig deep to make sure that downtown skyscrapers have the foundation they need.
    Spider crane
    Local 701 members get the best training on the latest equipment.
    Going strong
    Treasurer Kim Johansen gives her report on the strong financial position of the union.
    Stronger together
    A packed house of over 200 members at the 2019 Summer Semiannual Meeting.
    Asphalt plant
    Local 701 members run, maintain, and repair the batch plants that produce the material to pave local roads.
    Providence Park
    Both crawler and tower cranes were used in the new construction at Providence Park.
    Retiree breakfast
    Retirees and apprentices gather before the district meeting to swap stories at the retiree breakfast.
    701 Sister
    Sister Rachel Ramey hard at work in a loader.
    Every member is the union
    Members line up to check in for the 2019 Winter Semiannual.
    Training our future
    An aerial view taken by drone of the Mark Holliday Local 701 Training Center in Canby, OR.
    Deep dig
    When the job calls for specialized equipment, Local 701 members know how to run it all.
    Tilikum Crossing
    Local 701 members work on land and water to build the Tilikum Crossing and bring light rail to Milwaukie.
    Over there please
    Machinery movers place cars on mock Daytona track at a car museum.
    Big lift
    A massive truss picked up by a crawler crane, with four towers in the background.
    By land or by sea
    Operators work together on land and on the water to get big projects done.
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