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:

or Call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767)

Maximize your blood donation.  Help more patients.
If you are an eligible donor of type O, B, or A, consider making a Power Red donation.
Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component.

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions ON THE DAY OF YOUR APPOINTMENT.

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, 2023
with an updated route and a new reviewing stand location.

Newark Saint Patricks Day Parade (

Reviewing Stand Time and Location
New location – Opening Ceremonies and Parade Review will begin at 12 pm at the corner of Center St and Mulberry St, directly across from the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

Parade Assembly and Route
The Parade will form on Mulberry Street south of Raymond Blvd. Kickoff at 1 pm sharp. This is a different formation point from prior years due to traffic considerations at the Prudential Center. The Parade will proceed as in the past from the starting point north of Mulberry Street, turning on Center St. by the reviewing stand, past NJPAC, crossing Broad St onto Central Avenue, past the Central Avenue/Halsey Street reviewing stand to Washington Street, ending at Harriet Tubman Square (formerly Washington Park.) After the Parade is completed, we will reassemble at the Central Avenue/Halsey Street reviewing stand to present awards to our school band contest winners.

Traffic Pattern and Street Closures
Market Street will be open east and west throughout the event. Mulberry Street north of Market Street will be closed at 11 am, along with Raymond Blvd, Center, Park, Commerce, Clinton Street and Halsey Streets, and Central Avenue to Washington St. Expect intermittent closures on Broad St. and Raymond Blvd.

We look forward to a great celebration of the Irish in Newark and a tribute to our great city’s diversity.

10 am The Transferred FEAST Of SAINT PATRICK MASS
OFFERED For DECEASED MEMBERS And CELEBRATION Of The Grand Marshal – James Fallon, Deputy Grand Marshals Peggy Farrell Daingerfield, Rev. Paul Donohue & Rick Smith at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral – 91 Washington Street, Newark

Grandstand – Corner of Center and Mulberry Streets, Newark

It begins at Mulberry Street & Raymond Blvd. and ends on Washington Street at Harriet Tubman Square (formerly Washington Park)

Awards presented by Competition Sponsor Gibbons, PC, accompanied by
The Grand Marshal, Deputy Grand Marshals, and Parade Chairwoman
Central Avenue/Halsey Street Reviewing Stand, Newark 

62nd Engineers’ Sunday 1/29/2023


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, New Jersey

 Mass at 9:30 a.m.-with Breakfast immediately following

         Adults – $45.00                             Children Under 14 – $15.00

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 – Dessert
Dinner will be served promptly at 6:00 PM

*** Reservations Required***

Click here to get your tickets now!
If you are unable to attend, please consider donating a ticket to a Local 68 Retiree!

Proceeds to support Local 68 PAC

For more information call: (973)244-5819 or email

NY Yankees Union Night – Sept. 30, 2022

After great success in July and with the season winding down, here at the Yankees, we wanted to extend our Union Night special here for another game at the stadium in 2022! For the game on September 30th, we will be hosting another Union Night Game where you can get the same deal as last time – a ticket to see the Yankees right before the playoffs, a hot dog and drink, as well as another Yankees Union Night T-Shirt!

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 Center
14 Fairfield Place
West Caldwell NJ 07006

To set up your appointment, Pick a donation type.  

  • Blood” is a typical whole-blood donation.
  • A “Power Red” donation is a procedure where they extract the platelets from your blood and give back your plasma.  It takes a longer than the standard donation, and is limited to certain blood types (O, A- or B-), but can be easier to tolerate for those who have had donation issues in the past.

On Sept. 28, you can save time by using RapidPass to fill out the donation paperwork in advance.
DO NOT fill it out prior to 9/28.

You will be asked to create a Red Cross account on their website if you don’t already have one.  If you do have an existing Red Cross login, please use it. 


You may choose to install the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations.


Site: Local 68 Operating Engineers
Address: 14 Fairfield Place, Caldwell, NJ, 07006
Room Name: Classroom #4
Date: Wed Sep 28, 2022
Time: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM

This September, we’re encouraging donors to get revved up for fall with a lifesaving blood donation! As a thank-you, those that race to give blood Sept. 1-30, 2022, will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP NASCAR racing experience, thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts! This experience includes two tickets to a 2023 Sport Clips-sponsored race of the winner’s choice, round-trip airfare for two, up to a 3-night hotel stay, entry to a Sport Clips racetrack hospitality tent (if available), plus a $750 gift card.*  PLUS, come to give in September to receive a coupon for a free haircut by email, also thanks to Sport Clips!** Terms apply. Visit

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 your
Union Pride!

The 31st Annual Celebration of Labor

“A Labor Day Parade and Interfaith Observance”

Sponsored by the
Essex-West Hudson Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Assembly: 5:00pm
Newark City Hall
920 Broad Street, Newark NJ 07102

Parking is available at the
30 Bridge Street parking garage

Note: You must have your car out by 7:30pm when the garage gets locked!

Shuttle bus service to City Hall will be available from the 30 Bridge Street garage, or from in front of the Newark Museum.


Hon. Ras J. Baraka
Grand Marshal
City of Newark
Doug Placa
Deputy Grand Marshal
JNESO-IUOE District 1

Chair – Gerald Newsome, Pres. IFPTE Local 195

Co-Chair – Crystal Williams, IBEW Local 827 & Newark Board Member

Parade Coordinators: Frank Sapienza and Bob Sharkey

Parade Dedicated to the late – James A. Grogan, Jr.
International President Insulator’s Union

Reception at McGovern’s Tavern, 60 New St. immediately following the parade.