Business Manager from 1990 to 2004 Passes Away

Business Manager from 1990 to 2004 Passes Away

James H. Gardner, Local 18 Business Manager from 1990 until his retirement in 2004, passed away on Tuesday, September 4. Mr. Gardner, a second generation Operating Engineer, joined Local 18 in the field in 1956, and 15 years later was named a business representative in District 1. Over the next two decades he was elected to a vari...

Transportation budget means jobs

Transportation budget means jobs

Governor Kasich signs two-year Transportation Budget bill which includes almost two billion dollars for construction projects. It ALSO means JOBS for Local 18 members across the state.

Median weekly pay for full-time union workers $200 more than non-union

Median weekly pay for full-time union workers $200 more than non-union

The Plain Dealer | Breaking news: cleveland.com Sunday, January 27, 2013 TODAY'S NUMBERS 11.3%: Share of U.S. wage and salary workers who were members of unions in 2012. 20.1%: Union share in 1983, the first year for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports comparable data. $943: Median weekly pay for

Business Manager Active at State’s Job Summit

Business Manager Active at State’s Job Summit

Business Manager Sink was one of seven statewide leaders who recently took part in “The Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Energy and Economic Summit.” Its purpose was to take a look at a jobs-friendly energy policy for the state. One of the key topics the panel covered was “How can management and organized labor better work tog...

RTW – Taking aim at Michigan’s middle class

RTW – Taking aim at Michigan’s middle class

(From the New York Times one day prior to the Michigan vote on the issue) The decline of the middle class in this country has paralleled that of the labor movement, which has been battered by the relentless efforts of business groups and Republicans to drive down wages, boost corporate profits and inflate executive salari...

Press Conference ‘Bridges’ Bridge Future

Press Conference ‘Bridges’ Bridge Future

"I am speaking on behalf of the many thousands of Operating Engineers and their families when I thank Governor Kasich for this program," Business Manager Pat Sink said at a press conference with the governor who announced the state would spend $120 million to help repair bridges in the state. "These bridges are the bricks in Ohio...

IUOE Local 18 Video Campaign

IUOE Local 18 Video Campaign

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 recently released a series of reminding Ohioans of the benefits offered by union membership: A package that helps retirees even into retirement.

Local 18 donates $20,000 to Fisher House

Local 18 donates $20,000 to Fisher House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoSAWySW2vk   Local 18 donates 'big' money to help build new Fisher House that helps families of veterans

U.S. Senator Rob Portman visits Local 18 training site in Logan

U.S. Senator Rob Portman visits Local 18 training site in Logan

[caption id="attachment_1445" align="alignleft" width="300"] Training Center Coordinator Mike Cooper talks to Senator Rob Portman while Business Manager Rick Dalton looks on.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1443" align="alignleft" width="300"] Senator Rob Portman speaks with 3rd Year Apprentice Andrew Sentivany at Logan training...

Ohio Senators visit Miamisburg training site

Ohio Senators visit Miamisburg training site