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Our Events Calendar can be found in the Members’ Section

  • Blood Drive-Sept. 28, 2022
    Save a Life! Click Here to Register! September 28, 2022. 9am – 6pm Local 68 Training Center14 Fairfield PlaceWest Caldwell NJ 07006 To set up your appointment, Pick a donation type.   “Blood” is a typical donation. A “Power Red” donation is a procedure where they extract the platelets from your
  • 11th Annual Beefsteak dinner, Oct. 19, 2022
    11th Annual Local 68 Beefsteak Dinner October 19, 2022 VFW Post 2230, 33 S. 21st St., Kenilworth, NJ 07033 Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment! The Ticket price of  $70.00 per person includes:Beefsteak – French Fries – Salad – Beer – Wine – Soda – DessertDinner
  • NY Yankees Union Night 7/29/2022
    New York Yankees Union Night takes place on Friday, July 29th at 7:00pm. The Yankees will be playing the Kansas City Royals Each ticket is discounted and comes with a hot dog, soda/beer/water, and a special T-shirt! Tax is already included in the pricing below. $85 – Field Level Seats
  • State Board of Ed. eStem Award
    Local 68 Member Billy DelRosario daughter Isabela was presented with a State Board of Education eSTEM award at OLA Edwards Community School in Hillside, NJ. Congrats to Billy & Isabella!
  • Habitat for Humanity May 21 2022
    Man, what a scorcher today!  Another great day with my Local 68 brothers volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in South Amboy. Such a tough group of hardworking guys! The house is up and waiting for spackling, so we packed and delivered a couple truckloads of scaffolding to the Plainfield warehouse
  • Giblin Association 68th, Anniversary Cocktail Party, May 15th
    68th Anniversary Cocktail Party SPONSORED BY the Giblin Association Honoring Dolores A. “Dee” Kirk Michael B. McGlynn Sunday, May 15, 20224:00pm – 8:00pm Donation: $50 each Booster Ads are available for purchase.
  • 61st Engineers’ Sunday 4/24/22
    A LOCAL 68 TRADITION Ecumenical Mass for the Living and Deceased Members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 68 For Tickets, click here to buy online, or print & return the flyer below. SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022 – 9:30 am Hanover Manor 16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover,
  • Spring 2022 Course List available
    The Spring 2022 course list for our West Caldwell training center is now available. Upgrade your Licenses and Better your Career! Members should Login and look under “My Training” (graduation cap icon) on the Members’ menu.
  • Local 68 Apprentices volunteer with Morris H4H
    Saturday March 19, 2022 Local 68 Apprentices got together for a Habitat for Humanity build day in Landing, New Jersey. A last-minute work situation almost had me reschedule/cancel, however Tyler Dellorusso (2nd year apprentice) stepped up and lead the team.Tyler has volunteered many times before and has a good working relationship
  • NJ Master HVAC-R License 5-Hour Update Classes
    IUOE Local 68 – 2022 New Jersey Master HVAC-R License In-Person 5 Hour Update Class  These classes are to maintain your license requirements. Location: 14 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 Date: Tuesday April 12th, 2022 – 5:00pm – 10:00pm Location: 1501 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, 08401 Date: Friday March
  • Merchandise Sales On Hold
    Due to supply-chain issues, we are temporarily forced to put a hold on Local 68 Merchandise sales. No new orders can be placed at this time. We hope to resume sales in a few months once the problem subsides. We thank you for your patience, and appreciate your support.
  • Membership Meeting Change
    The January Membership Meeting has been changed! The next Regular Monthly Membership Meeting of Local 68 IUOE will be held on THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022, 6:30 pm, at the IBEW Local 269 UNION HALL, 670 WHITEHEAD ROAD, LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ 08648 Please note:  there will be NO MORNING MEETING at
  • Habitat for Humanity 12/18/2021
    Chuck Ransiear once again took a crew out to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Here’s what he had to say… Habitat for Humanity project day with some Local 68 brothers. Small crew today due to COVID restrictions, but you wouldn’t be able to tell with the work these guys accomplished.
  • 2021 Holiday Receptions – RSVP ASAP!
    Both North and South NJ will have Holiday Receptions held for Local 68 Members. North Jersey Holiday Meeting: The Local 68 Holiday meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ commencing at 6:30 PM. We will Honor our recently retired officers: EDWARD
  • Passing of George O’Connell Jr.
    Long-time member and shop steward George O’Connell Jr. passed away Nov. 23, 2021 Our deepest sympathies to his family and to all of us who knew him. Visitation: Tuesday November 30, 2021 4:00-8:00pm Service: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00pm Greenville Memorial Home, 374 Danforth Ave.Jersey City, NJ 07305 Memorial website
  • Happy Thanksgiving
    All of us at Local 68 wish a very happy Thanksgiving holiday to you and yours.
  • Celebration of Labor 9/10/2021
    Local 68 joined the Essex-West Hudson Labor Council on Sept. 10th in their 30th annual Celebration of Labor march. Co-Chairs: Lino Santiago (President of the Essex Cty Building Trades & IUOE Local 825 Business Representative) & Rose Marie Sudziarski (IUOE Local 68)Deputy Grand Marshal: Hon. Sean M. Spillar (Montclair Mayor
  • 10th Annual Beefsteak dinner, Oct. 1, 2021
    10th Annual Local 68 Beefsteak Dinner October 1st, 2021 VFW Post 2230, 33 S. 21st St., Kenilworth, NJ 07033 Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment! The Ticket price of  $60.00 per person includes:Beefsteak – French Fries – Salad – Beer – Wine – Soda – DessertDinner
  • Labor Day Parade Fri. 9/10 5:00pm!
    Join Local 68 and the Essex-West Hudson Labor Council in Solidarity and show your Union Pride! March with us in a Labor Day Parade and show we are Union Strong! Wear your Union T-Shirts ….. Bring your Union Banners! GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY, Grand Marshall HON. SEAN M. SPILLER, Deputy Grand
  • Fall 2021 Course Lists are available
    Time to head back to School! The course lists for Fall 2021 are available under “My Training” for our logged-in members. Upgrade your license and better your career!
  • H4H Revisited – 7/30/2021
    Many thanks to Chuck Ransiear and his team of Local 68 volunteers for once again doing a great job for Habitat for Humanity this weekend. Some new faces today with no shortage of talent or hard work ethic in this crew. Today saw two houses finished, to be turned over
  • Habitat for Humanity 7/17/2021
    Many thanks to Chuck Ransiear and his team of Local 68 volunteers for helping Habitat for Humanity this weekend! (July 17, 2021) Had a great day with my IUOE local 68 brothers, volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity project. Finally back in the saddle after 14 month hiatus and it
  • New Atlantic City Facility now Open!
    We have moved our Atlantic City business office OUT of the old building at 4425 Atlantic Avenue.We have moved our training center OUT of the old building at 750 N. Franklin Blvd. Effective Immediately, the address of our new COMBINED facility is: 1501 Pacific Avenue, Atlantic City NJ 08401 Many
  • Sal Costanza: Funeral Arrangements
    Local 68 I.U.O.E. regretfully shares with you the passing of our brother Sal Costanza, Business Representative.
  • Spring 2021 Class Schedules Are Here
     The Spring Semester course schedules have been posted for our members.  Login and look under My Training (the graduation cap icon) and then Training Schedules to see the latest classes for West Caldwell and the International’s Texas facility. Our Atlantic City classes will resume in our new facility in September
  • Vaccine Eligibilty Expanding
    Many of our members will be eligible for vaccine April 5, 2021
  • Union Meetings via Zoom
    Due to COVID-19, for the foreseeable future, I.U.O.E. Local 68 Member union meetings will be available via Zoom. Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of every month. The morning meeting will be broadcast at 9:30am, and the evening meeting will be at 6:30pm. If you NEED to attend in person,
  • Member Cards – Sent
    We realize that everyone’s Member ID card says that it expired on 12/31/2020.  We have new ones made up and are working hard to get them out to you.  We hope to have them all in the mail soon, so depending on the Post Office, everyone should receive theirs by
  • Happy New Year
    Wishing each and every member along with their loved ones the best for 2021. If there is any way the Local Union can assist you during this challenging period, please feel free to contact the Union Administrative Offices.
  • Last Call for Christmas Merchandise – Dec 11
    There will be a batch of merchandise delivered on December 23rd.  To have your order included, you MUST have your order in NO LATER than Noon on December 11th, 2020. Happy Holidays All!  
  • 21st Annual Golf Outing
    The IUOE Local 68 Charity Fund sponsored its 21st Annual Golf Outing on September 29, 2020 at Glen Ridge Country Club, Glen Ridge, NJ.  It was a new venue for us this year and it turned out to be a huge success. The funds raised from this event will be
  • Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Winners!
    IUOE Local 68 announces its 2020 Scholarship Winners Winners Name Members Name Workplace Business Agent Amanda Bober Robert Bober Jones Lang LaSalle, Bristol Myers Mike McGlynn Olivia Cagnina Frank Cagnina DCO Montclair State University Charles McDonald Joshua Camper Marcus Camper Tropicana Casino Ed Boylan Ava Carreiro Donald Carreiro Port Authority
  • COVID-19 Layoff Information
    With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are either choosing, or being forced to close temporarily.  This is forcing those employers to lay off workers until operations can return to normal. All of us here at Local 68 recognize that this phenomenon has a huge impact on our members, and
  • Congratulations to Local 68’s 50-Year Members in 2020!
  • April 2, 2020 Union Meeting goes VIRTUAL
    In an effort to comply with COVID-19 Social Distancing rules, Local 68 has decided to hold the April 2, 2020 Membership meeting ONLINE. Please DO NOT show up at the training center.  The 9:30am meeting will be VIRTUAL.  The evening meeting is CANCELLED. Members should LOGIN for details.
  • John Donnelly awarded PSE&G Frank LaBianco Award
    On March 4th 2020, Local 68 brother John Donnelly was awarded the PSE&G Frank LaBianco Award, for his quick-thinking action on January 17th.  John has been a Local 68 Building Mechanic at PSE&G for 15 years, but this day was different.  While making his rounds, John noticed a co-worker choking
  • Habitat for Humanity Feb. 2020
    These guys killed it today, what a crew! All engineers were at least a half hour early on the jobsite and ready to go.We had two main crews raising and setting walls on two different houses throughout the day.At one point a third crew left site and assembled and shingled
  • Online Store is LIVE!
    Show Your Union Pride! The Local 68 Online Store is now OPEN! Local 68-branded Hats, Jackets, and Shirts are now available for purchase. Local 68 Members should LOGIN and choose MERCHANDISE from the Member’s menu to access the store.
  • Habitat for Humanity Jan. 2020
    Local 68 Students and Instructors Charles Ransiear and Frank Yorke volunteered on January 18th to help Habitat for Humanity build some needed housing.  Thanks for volunteering!
  • Engineer’s Sunday 2020 Recap
    Engineer Sunday is a Local 68 tradition. It is an Ecumenical mass and breakfast to honor those members who have passed in the last year.
  • Hart vs Smith discount tickets
  • Happy Holidays
    Happy holidays to all Local 68 members and their families! Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2020!
  • Successful Local 68 Food Drive
    Thank you to all Local 68 members who donated to the recent food drive, held in conjunction with our December 2019 holiday meeting.  (Pictured above, from left to right: Tom Giblin, Marie-Paule Florestal, Charlie McDonald, Raymond Monahan, and Bob Sharkey) Check out photos from the event on the Local 68
  • Message from Mr. Giblin November 2019
  • Message from Mr. Giblin, October 2019
    2018’s supreme Court decisions have made things exceptionally difficult for today’s Labor movement. In 2019, we must elect a pro-labor majority to the NJ Legislature.  In order to accomplish this goal, manpower and money is the answer.   The Local 68 PAC needs your support.  You can help by participating in
  • Pre-Retirement Seminar – AC
    I.U.O.E. Local 68 Presents:   Preparation for Retirement Workshop Wills and Estate Planning Pension and Annuity Financial Planning Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance Social Security Information session Wednesday EveningsNovember 6, 13, and 20th, 2019 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm This workshop will cover Different Topics on Each Date.It is NOT the same workshop
  • Beefsteak Dinner Oct. 25, 2019
    Click here for Tickets Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment! The Donation price of  $50.00 per person includes: Beefsteak – French Fries – SaladBeer – Wine – Soda – Dessert Dinner will be served promptly at 7:30 PM Proceeds to support Local 68 IUOE PAC *** Tickets Required***
  • Congrats to Sinclair Anthony on achieving his Red Seal Refrigeration License!
    Sinclair Anthony recently achieved his Red Seal Refrigeration license after a lot of hard work, while working Rotating Shifts.  A real accomplishment! We’re all very proud.
  • Congratulations to Member Chuck Ransiear on OSHA Trainer certification!
    Assistant Chief Engineer Chuck Ransiear just passed his OSHA Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health.  He is now an Authorized General Industry Trainer. All of us at IUOE Local 68 and Facility Services at Binsky & Snyder are very proud.  Congratulations Chuck!
    TAKE ACTION! STOP the ATTACK on our TRAINING! Greedy, anti-union contractors want to destroy the IUOE Apprenticeship Program so they can lower industry standards and boost their profits on the backs of their workers. WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION AT HTTPS://SAVEIUOEAPPRENTICESHIPS.ORG TO STOP THE ATTACK ON OUR TRAINING Go
  • Welcome to the New Local 68 Website!
    Local 68 has a new website! Not only does it show a new face to the world, but there are Members-only features providing a wealth of information for those who stand with us. We hope you enjoy the new look and features! For the Public: Basic information about benefits &
  • Tom Giblin Featured Speaker
    Tom Giblin was the featured guest speaker at the 115th Convention of the Building and Construction Trade Council. 7/11/2019Joe Caponi, Morris Rubino of Iron Workers 399, Tom Giblin, Lino Santiago of IUOE 825, Martin Schwartz of IBEW 164
    The I.U.O.E. Local 68 Education Fund Graduation for its Class of 2018 took place on April 24, 2019 at the Park Savoy in Florham Park. CONGRATS AND BEST WISHES LOCAL 68 2018 GRADUATES: Front Row Seated L – R:  Mario Lobo, Ryan Murphy, Victor Solorzano, Qing Ling, Gregory Rosenberg, Jeff Fantozzi,
  • Thomas F. Barry Award Winner…
  • Congratulations to our 50 Year members! 1969-2019
    Congratulations to all of Local 68’s 50 Year Members!  1969 – 2019 50 Year Members Gordon Armiger Thomas Beere Joseph L Chavers Thomas N. Colo Miroskaw Czapczynski Terry A. Daniello Thomas E. Davis George Forberger Michael V. Gann Edward Michael Kerr Michael Kupec, Sr. Clair Leonard Thomas S. Marro Jose

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