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


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

IUOE Local 4 and The MA Building Trades Council has put together a "Best Practices" resource page for union members and MA workers to utilize during the disruptions of the Coronavirus outbreak.

We have assembled:
-Best Practices for Workers and Employers
-Unemployment Insurance Updates (As well as the Families First Act details that just passed the House of Reps.)
-Changes and updates from Healthcare Carriers.

Please visit 


We will be updating the page daily with the most up-to-date information available.

Please share the link to help Local 4 and MA building trades members get the support and information they need during this trying time.



Maine Department of Labor

Maine Governor Janet Mills

Maine Center for Disease Control

AFL-CIO COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Important Message!

Please note that the IUOE Local 4 Union and Funds’ office locations in Medway will be closed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak beginning on March 19th thru May 1st. The office is scheduled to reopen on Monday, May 5th for essential staff. Our employees are able to continue working remotely and will be accessible to you via telephone and email for any questions or concerns you may have during normal business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm,  Monday through Friday, Thank you for your understanding.

Please see letter regarding COVID-19 from Business Manager Bill McLaughlin



Due to the growing concern of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the IUOE Local 4 Union Hall will be temporarily closed March 19th thru May 1st.  The office is scheduled to reopen on Monday, May 5th for essential staff. We will continue to service the members to the best of our ability during this uneasy time. 

Click here to email the Union Hall

Should you have a situation that requires immediate attention please contact your Business Representative.

Boston Area- Mike Bowes 508-832-9152 email m.bowes@iuoelocal4.org

David Shea- Cambridge & North of Boston 781-231-4215 email d.shea@iuoelocal4.org

Chris Fogarty- Shops/4E/Concrete Pumps 781-294-1090 email c.fogarty@iuoelocal4.org

Paul DiMinico- Merrimack Valley/Essex County Rockingham County NH 978-851-8289 email p.diminico@iuoelocal4.org

David Fantini- South Shore 508-746-0177 email d.fantini@iuoelocal4.org

David Dobson- Worcester/Framingham 508-753-1025 email d.dobson@iuoelocal4.org

Robert Burr- New Hampshire/Maine 207-426-9910 email r.burr@iuoelocal4.org

In the event of an emergency please contact the Office Manager, Amy S. Smith-Mattie 781-281-6611 email a.smithmattie@iuoelocal4.org



    Dues Payments!

Starting March 1st the Union Hall will be able to accept credit card & debit card payment for union dues. Please click on the link below.


Dues for the current quarter, January, February, March 2020 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 or click on the link above. 

Members are encouraged to remit dues payments on an annual basis ($180). 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. Quarterly dues are due on the first day of each quarter.


Labor Health & Financial Wellness Fair

Event Scheduled for March 22

 Has Been Postponed until

Sunday, October 25th