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  • 5-Star Local 68 Members
    Newark Airport Terminal A has received the prestigious SkyTrax 5-Star rating, in large part thanks to the Local 68 team that keeps the place running. Local 68 wants to thank and congratulate our members for their excellence and dedicated work. Patrick Affilitto, Robert Bailey, Frank Baron, Kevin Calderon, Billy Delgado,…
  • Blood Drive – May 8, 2024
    Save a life! Donate Blood!
  • Members get 15% off at the YMCA!
    Local 68 Members who are in our Welfare Plan and use Horizon healthcare can get 15% off at participating YMCA locations!
  • Presidents’ day 2/19/2024 – Local 68 offices closed
  • 63rd Engineers’ Sunday 1/28/2024
    Ecumenical Mass for the Living and Deceased Members of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68
  • 35-year Members honored
    At the December 7th 2023 Union Meeting, some of our 35-Year members were honored. Congratulations Brothers!
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    All of us here at Local 68 wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving holiday! Note that our offices will be closed Thursday & Friday November 23rd & 24th in observance.
  • Mercer County Technical School Building Trades showcase 2023
    Thank You to our Local 68 brothers Joseph Bonner & Robert Cahill for attending the Mercer County Technical School, Building Trades Showcase on November 15, 2023. Brothers Bonner & Cahill stole the show. The students truly appreciated talking to them and feeling their true passion for Local 68. Continuing to…
  • Vote November 7th!
    It’s Election Day! Make sure you VOTE!
  • Oct. 5 Morning Membership Meeting is ON. Evening Meeting in AC
    In spite of recent announcements that there would be no morning membership meeting on Oct. 5th, there WILL BE a morning meeting, 9:30am at the Local 68 Training Center, 14 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell NJ 07006. The Evening meeting will be held at our Atlantic City facility. 1501 Pacific Ave,…
  • 12th Annual Beefsteak Dinner – Oct. 27, 2023
    Click here for tickets! Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment! $70.00 per person Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 PM! Proceeds to support Local 68 IUOE PAC *** Reservations Required*** If you are unable to attend, please consider donating a ticket to a Local 68…
  • Habitat for Humanity – July 29, 2023
    Some new faces and some regulars with apprentices and H4H supervisors. The day started off overcast and muggy, but ended sunny and HOT!!! Like the last crew, these guys just fell right in to it, working very well together and getting alot work accomplished. Alot of breaking chops, lighted hearted…
  • Scholarship Awards 2023
    Congratulations to the 2023 winners of a Local 68 Scholarship. We wish them all greatness in their academic endeavors.
  • Habitat for Humanity-July 8, 2023
    It was hot and humid today, though nothing but smiles, laughter, and hard work out of this crew today!Just a great group of apprentices, who are only two months into the journey of becoming Operating Engineers.Anybody, including the H4H supervisor would have thought these guys had a ton of experience…
  • The Giblin Report 291
  • 2023 50-year members honored
    At the May 11, 2023 Union meeting, the 50-year members of Local 68 were honored. Congratulations to all!
  • Blood Drive – May 10, 2023
    Local 68 Blood Drive Where: Local 68 Training Center, 14 Fairfield Place, West Caldwell NJ 07006 When: Wednesday May 10, 2023 9am-6pm Appointments are Required! To make an appointment, sign up here: https://www.redcrossblood.org or Call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) Maximize your blood donation.  Help more patients.If you are an eligible donor of…
  • 88th Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade 3/10/2023
    All are welcome to join Local 68 in Newark’s St. Patrick’s Day ceremonies. The 88th Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Newark’s streets Friday, March 10, 2023with an updated route and a new reviewing stand location. Newark Saint Patricks Day Parade (newarkstpatricksdayparade.org) Reviewing Stand Time and LocationNew location – Opening…
  • System Maintenance Fri 2/24 – Mon 2/27/23
    If you can’t login, try again Monday.
  • New Member IDs Delayed
    All Local 68 member Union ID cards expired on December 31, 2022. We are working on producing replacement cards for everyone, but have hit a technical snag delaying production. Continue to use your existing Union ID card until you receive a replacement in the mail, hopefully by the end of…
  • Happy New Year!
    All of us at the IUOE Local 68 wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2023.
  • 62nd Engineers’ Sunday 1/29/2023
    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, JANUARY 29, 2023 – 9:30 am Hanover Manor 16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover,…
  • Website Updates complete. 11/30/2022
    The local68.org website has undergone some changes to update the underlying technologies it uses. Thank you all for your patience while the changes were made. The look is mostly the same, but note that once you login, the Members menu has been moved under “Welcome <your name>” on the top…
  • VOTE Nov. 8th!
  • Social Security Seminar info
  • NJ Devils Tickets through Local 68
    Local 68 has teamed up with the NJ Devils for special deals on tickets!
  • 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 – Sept. 30, 2022
    New York Yankees Union Night takes place on Friday, September 30th at 7:00pm. The Yankees will be playing the Baltimore Orioles Yankees vs Orioles Each ticket is discounted and comes with a hot dog, soda/beer/water, and a special T-shirt! Click here to purchase your tickets for Sept. 30th!
  • 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 Site: Local 68 Operating EngineersAddress: 14 Fairfield Place, Caldwell, NJ, 07006Room Name: Classroom #4Date: Wed Sep 28, 2022Time: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM This September, we’re encouraging donors…
  • Labor Day Parade – Sept. 9, 2022
    Friday evening, Sept. 9, 2022 5:00pm Come join Local 68 in our annual Labor Day march!Wear your union hat/shirt/jacket and show yourUnion Pride! The 31st Annual Celebration of Labor “A Labor Day Parade and Interfaith Observance” Sponsored by theEssex-West Hudson Labor Council, AFL-CIO Assembly: 5:00pmNewark City Hall920 Broad Street, Newark…
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vaccine Eligibilty Expanding
    Many of our members will be eligible for vaccine April 5, 2021
  • Union Meetings via Zoom
  • Member Cards – Sent
  • Happy New Year
  • Last Call for Christmas Merchandise – Dec 11
  • 21st Annual Golf Outing
  • 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
    Members should LOGIN for details.
  • John Donnelly awarded PSE&G Frank LaBianco Award
  • Habitat for Humanity Feb. 2020
  • Online Store is LIVE!
    Show Your Union Pride! The Local 68 Online Store is now OPEN! Local 68 Members should LOGIN and choose MERCHANDISE from the Member’s menu to access the store.
  • Habitat for Humanity Jan. 2020
  • 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
  • Successful Local 68 Food Drive
  • Message from Mr. Giblin November 2019
  • Message from Mr. Giblin, October 2019
  • Pre-Retirement Seminar – AC
  • Beefsteak Dinner Oct. 25, 2019
  • Congrats to Sinclair Anthony on achieving his Red Seal Refrigeration License!
  • Congratulations to Member Chuck Ransiear on OSHA Trainer certification!
  • Welcome to the New Local 68 Website!
  • Tom Giblin Featured Speaker
  • 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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