Local 4 represents a strong brotherhood and sisterhood of over 5,000 members, including heavy equipment operators, apprentices, mechanics, surveyors, equipment house employees, waste water technicians, and some public sector employees.  As proud Business Manager of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4, I, Bill McLaughlin, lead our Union in the geographical jurisdictions of Eastern Massachusetts, Eastern New Hampshire, and the entire state of Maine. 

We provide our members with respectable wages and provide comprehensive health care, pensions, annuities, and tax deferred savings plans. Additionally, we offer cutting-edge programs for long-term investing and security.  We also offer wellness programs and seminars for physical and mental well-being, notably extensive resources for those struggling with alcohol and substance abuse.  Building a quality lifestyle for our members and their families is the focus.

Local 4’s modern training facilities in Canton and Medway, Massachusetts, provide our members with the licenses and certifications needed to constantly upgrade their existing skills and acquire new ones, with a focus on OSHA, Hazmat, NCCCO, forklift, and other continuing education programs.

Our members work hard and bring unmatched skill and dedication to their craft.  We are proud of our more than 120 years of history, and we look forward to serving the membership of our great organization well into the future.


William D. McLaughlin

Business Manager

Highlights Video of Local 4 Charitable Foundation Ceremony


Massachusetts/Maine/New Hampshire

Wage Schedule Effective – June 1, 2019

Field Engineers/Technical Engineers

Wage Schedule Effective - November 1, 2019


Union Meeting Alert! 

Effective January 17, 2018
Time Change for All Future Union Meetings will be at 7:00 p.m.  at  Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St, Dorchester, MA



Please contact the Union Hall immediately so we may post the arrangements on our website.

(notices will be posted until services are complete)

Arrangements for our dearly departed members. 

Dues Reminder!

Dues for the current quarter, October, November, December 2019 are now due and payable. Failure to maintain your good standing in regard to dues may cause you suspension from the Local Union and your removal from the jobsite. Mail Dues to: 16 Trotter Drive, Medway, MA 02053

Members are encouraged to remit dues payments on an annual basis ($120). Quarterly dues may also be paid in three, six, or nine-month increments. Dues payments can only be credited to your account on a quarterly basis, and must coincide with the calendar quarters. Quartely dues are due on the first day of each quarter.




Operating Engineers Local 4 Charitable Foundation, Inc.  2nd Annual Golf Outing

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