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September 26, 2020
Upcoming Events
District 1 meeting (Bothell, WA)
Oct 01, 2020
Union Hall, 18701 – 120th Ave. NE.
District 3 meeting (Aberdeen, WA)
Oct 08, 2020
Eagles Hall, 200 W. Market St.
District 4 meeting (Wenatchee, WA)
Oct 08, 2020
Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, 201 N. Wenatchee Ave.
District 5 Meeting (Spokane, WA)
Oct 12, 2020
Union Hall, 510 S ELM
District 5 Meeting (Tri-Cities, WA)
Oct 13, 2020
CBC Health Science Center, 891 Northgate Dr.
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Important Links
Alaska Operating Engineers-Employers Training Trust
Operating Engineers Regional Training Program of Washington
International Union of Operating Engineers
AFL-CIO
Alaska AFL-CIO
The Stand - A project of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. DOL - Employment & Training Administration
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Division
National Labor Relations Board
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Prevailing Wage in Alaska
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Prevailing Wage in Washington
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Jeff Brown with Secon Construction loading trucks
Garco Con., CSO tank, Todd Trautman
Jerry Swihart - Steward for the City of Unalaska
John Carlson STP Apprentice
Heavy Equipment 2015 - Juneau Alaska
Dan Youso Running the Mammoet
JCM Northlink
Dirk Blanchet, Jeff Huffman, Terry Martin and Steward Pat Gould
2020 Census & Voter Registration

It’s Not Too Late!
Complete the 2020 Census and Register to Vote!

 

Brothers and Sisters of Local 302, as many of you are probably aware, it is the first year of the new decade so the 2020 Census is currently on-going. Completing the Census is an easy task, it takes 10 minutes to do online. By participating in the Census, it helps our local and federal governments make plans for how to best serve our communities (local township, county, state, and/or federal level). You can find out more for exactly what helping complete the Census does for you and your community here. You can complete the Census online here.

 

If you were not aware either, it’s an election year. No matter who or what you’re voting for, it’s incredibly important that you’re registered to be able to vote in the first place. Below you will find how you can register to vote, depending on which state you reside in;

 

  • Washington: Washingtonians can register to vote via online at the following link, it can be as fast as 5 minutes of your day to complete your registration. Ballots are mailed to you directly automatically, you can then fill them out and either mail them back or drop them off at a local county ballot drop box by election day (November 3rd, 2020). If you plan to vote in person, you can find your local polling station here.
  • Alaska: Alaskans can register to vote via online at the following link. If you are wary of going to the polls to vote due to the pandemic, you can request an absentee ballot by mail at the following link. Please be aware though that the state must receive your request by the deadline date of October 24th, 2020 to get that request completed. Instructions on how to send your ballot back by mail will be included in your ballot. If you plan to vote in person, you can find your local polling station here.
  • Idaho: Idahoans can register to vote via online at the following link. If you are wary of going to the polls to vote due to the pandemic, you can fill out the mail ballot application here. Once you have filled out the application, you will mail the application to your local County Clerk’s Office, you can find your county clerk and their mailing address here. Please be aware though that your county clerk’s office must receive the form by the deadline date of October 23rd, 2020 to get that request completed. Instructions on how to send your ballot back by mail will be included in your ballot. If you plan to vote in person, you can find your local polling station here.
     
  • Any Other States: Are you someone that lives outside our states of jurisdiction? No worries, you can find out how to register to vote for your specific state here. You can find out how to sign up for mail in ballots, or absentee ballots, for your state here.

 

Getting registered to vote is simple and easy, please take the time to read the above links and take advantage of the tools provided to make your voice count.


October Meetings Update

Important Meeting Notice

Attention all Members: The Executive Board met on Thursday, September 3rd and decided to suspend all October Union District Meetings. The reason for this is that we have not seen the release of state restrictions because of on-going concerns regarding containment of the spread of the virus. We do not want to put any of our members or their families in harm's way and the best mechanism to combat the spread of this virus is by limiting our exposure through decreased interactions. That said, the Executive Board will be meeting again before the November meeting dates to reassess the situation. We will update the website in real time to alert you to any changes.

We are continuing to be responsible to our members and the general public in combating this virus. If you have any concerns with our course of action you can certainly contact me. Be safe out there.

In Solidarity,

Daren Konopaski
Business Manager


Election Results

Attention Members:

Thank you for your participation in the election. We are pleased to announce that the members of Team Daren won their elections.


Member Alert - New Due's Receipt Format

Members:  We wanted to alert you to a new format that will be used for our due’s receipts.  These modifications are as a result of our technology enhancement efforts to modernize and improve our operations.  Attached is a copy of the new receipt so you will know what to expect and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


September Meetings Update

Important Meeting Notice

Attention all Members: The Executive Board met today and decided to suspend all September Union District Meetings.  The reason for this is that we have not seen the release of state restrictions because of on-going concerns regarding containment of the spread of the virus.  We do not want to put any of our members or their families in harm’s way and the best mechanism to combat the spread of this virus is by limiting our exposure through decreased interactions.  That said, the Executive Board will be meeting again before the October meeting dates to reassess the situation. We will update the website in real time to alert you to any changes.

We are continuing to do our best to be responsible to our members and the general public in combating this virus. If you have any concerns with our course of action you can certainly contact me. Be safe out there.

In Solidarity,

Daren Konopaski
Business Manager

ATTENTION: Licensed Engineers

Boeing Power Plant Operators – Watch out for SCABBING OPPORTUNITIES

IUOE Local 302 and Boeing Power Plant Operators have been in negotiations for more than 10 months. Without reaching a Fair Contract. In response to these difficult negotiations, Boeing has contracted Strom Engineering as a contingency plan if the Power Plant Operators must strike to get a Fair Contract.

BE AWARE – Strom Engineering is calling any Steam Licensed Engineers with Grade 1, 2 or 3’s to see if Engineers are willing to work in and around Seattle area.  This would be to SCAB IUOE Local 302 members’ work. PLEASE SAY NO!

Any questions, please contact Roberta Burnett or Jeff Frazier at 253-351-9095.

In Solidarity, IUOE Local 302, District 286.


Membership Announcement

The Local 302 Executive Board has approved the Strike Fund Committee’s recommendation to stay with the investment management team that has been managing the Rock Solid Strike fund, although the Management Team Scott Wealth has moved away from Wells Fargo and now independently working as Scott Capitol Advisors. Therefore the custodian bank will change from Wells Fargo to Fidelity and the management team name will be Scott Capital Advisors who are all the same from Scott Wealth Management.


Tips for IUOE 302 Welder’s Facing Layoffs at the Boeing Company

Please see the following document here for tips to our Welders facing layoffs at Boeing.


Local 302 - COVID Update

Important Meeting Notice

Attention all Members: The Executive Board met today and decided to suspend all August Union District Meetings.  The primary reason for this decision is the reported rising cases of Covid and the increased state restrictions that are being implemented to contain the spread of the virus.  We do not want to put any of our members or their families in harm’s way and the way to combat the spread of this virus is by limiting our exposure through decreased interactions.  That said, the Executive Board will be meeting again before the September meeting dates to reassess the situation. We will update the website in real time to alert you to any changes.

We are continuing to do our best to be responsible to our members and the general public in combating this virus. If you have any concerns with our course of action you can certainly contact me. Be safe out there.

In Solidarity,

Daren Konopaski
Business Manager

WA & ID Primary Election Endorsements

Local 302 WA & ID Primary Election Endorsements

Please see the attached document with our entire list of who we are endorsing in this year's 2020 Primary Elections for the states of Washington & Idaho.


Washington Training Center Update

Washington Training Center Update

Effective July 1st, the Spangle and Ellensburg, WA training centers have been merged and will be managed and run by the Ellensburg Training Director, Ole Fjellstad.  As many of you know, this effort has been in the works for some time and we are pleased that it has now all come together.  

“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead this effort to expand our training capacity throughout the state, which is critical for the training needs of our apprentices and journeyman,” said Ole Fjellstad, Training Director.  “Expanding our capacity to train our members only ensures for our ability to produce and deploy the most qualified operators in the field.”   

“Ole is a longstanding Local 302 member and has done an outstanding job running the Ellensburg Training Center for the past 9 years,” said Daren Konopaski, Business Manager and Training Trust Member.   “This was a logical adjustment to our training operations and we are enthusiastic about the expanded training opportunities that we will be able to offer to our members.” 

A few logistical changes and updates to the services offered for Spangle, include: 

  1. We will now operate on a 4-10 training schedule consistent with Ellensburg (Monday through Thursday). 
  2. The office will remain open 5 days a week.
  3. The students who live far enough away will now stay at a hotel paid for by the training department. 
  4. We are acquiring 9 new pieces of equipment as well (3 loaders, 3 dozers, and 3 Excavators).

We should have our training schedule posted the week after Labor Day and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ole at 509-899-0200.

Thank you!

July Meetings - Update

Important Meeting Notice

Attention all Members: The Executive Board met today and decided to suspend all July Union District Meetings. The Executive Board will be meeting again before the August meeting dates to reassess the situation for August meetings. We are hopeful that we will be able to hold our meetings in August. We will update the website in real time to alert you to any changes.

We are continuing to do our best to be responsible to our members and the general public in combating this virus. If you have any concerns with our course of action you can certainly contact me. Be safe out there.

In solidarity,

Daren Konopaski
Business Manager


Contract Schedules

June 1st, 2020 Rates & Wages Schedule

If you are a contractor looking for our schedule for the updated rates and wages as of 6/1/2020, you can find it on the left hand side titled "NEW: Recent 302 Contracts" where the contracts and their schedules are located (schedules can also be found within the contracts themselves). The link for that page is here.




 
 
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