Engineers possess a diverse set of skills. The most visible of our
members are found in the operation and maintenance of heavy
construction equipment such as cranes, front-end loaders,
excavators, backhoes, and forklifts. Less obvious, but no less
important, are our members who work in site survey, and another
large group working in quarries and equipment houses.
members, virtually all from our Local Union, operated all of the
cranes and heavy equipment used to construct Boston’s Big Dig.
While the Central Artery/Tunnel project was the largest public works
construction project in our nation’s history, and nearly one
thousand members were employed at its peak (summer of 2000), the
overwhelming majority of our members work for our two hundred fifty
employers and never set foot on the ‘Dig.’
dues finance the work of our Union and keeps Local 4 vital. In
addition to providing a wide array of family benefits, we represent
and protect our members and their families through Collective
Bargaining Agreements with our four major Employer Associations and
our several hundred independently signed Contractors.