• 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.
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    HDR Apprenticeship Opening Soon

    We will be opening our HDR apprenticeship application process soon. Please see the pdf below for more information on how to apply and start your career as a Heavy Duty Repairer! This opening is only for the HDR apprenticeship program. The Operator apprenticeship program will not be accepting applicants until at least February 2022.
    Download: Feb 2021 Opening Announcement MA #1041 info.doc.pdf

    Vote YES on Measure 26-218!

    Measure 26-218 will create thousands of family-wage jobs and apprenticeship opportunities for our members and their community. Be sure to support them by voting YES on Measure 26-218.

    Training Schedule Out Now!

    Please see below for the training schedule.
    Download: OETC JUT Final draft- schedule 2020-21 No2.pdf

    Vote YES on Measure 26-218!

    Make sure to vote YES on Measure 26-218 to ensure that we move our infrastructure forward while creating thousands of family-wage jobs and apprenticeship opportunities! This is predominantly our scope of work and will include $7 billion in needed infrastructure upgrades in the Metro region. It is time to support our craft and our apprentices! For more information: https://rebuildourregion.

    Letter from the General President (Sept 30, 2020)

    ...Our role as a labor organization is to focus on the wages, benefits, and the prosperity of IUOE members. In short, a labor organization should focus on labor policy. On that score, there really is no comparison between the two major party candidates...


    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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    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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