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IUOE Local 181 has represented operating engineers in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for over 100 years. Operating Engineers are union heavy equipment operators. Operating Engineers operate cranes, backhoes, scrapers, articulating dump trucks, bulldozers and many other pieces of equipment that take part in building and maintaining our nation’s infrastructure and buildings.
Local 181 also represents stationary members who are employees at rock quarries, river terminals, steel mills, and power plants.
Local 181 is proud to negotiate contracts for its membership to provide fair wages, health insurance and pension with favorable and safe working conditions. Local 181 also has two apprenticeship and training sites to train apprentices to become skilled UNION operators and improve the skills of its membership's journeymen.
Local 181 negotiates contracts with all the major contractor's associations in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for building, railroad, sewer and highway projects. Individual contracts are negotiated with signatory companies for stationary operating engineers.
To find out how to become an operating engineer or if you are a contractor inquiring how IUOE Local 181's services can benefit your organization, contact us at 270-826-2704.