The Local 450's Vision is simple…that all workers, within our craft, join with us to elevate our trade, promote a higher standard of skill, cultivate friendship and brotherhood, ensure a dignified retirement, and to promote the overall health, well-being and safety of its members and their families, while providing skilled efficiency to our signatory contractors.
To that end, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 450 lives by a few main principles:
1. Encouraging strong family values – Our members’ main goal is to provide a better life for their families. This is not limited to obtaining higher wages and better benefits…though that is part of it. Local 450 members look out for each other.
2. Our members are the best in the industry and exhibit nothing but the highest of work ethics - Our operators and riggers can go through a superior apprenticeship program and are certified in their crafts. This ensures that our members are safe at the jobsite and provides a reliable source of quality craftsmen for our many signatory contractors.
3. We will organize workers in our core industries – It is to the benefit of our current members, our potential members, AND to our industry as a whole for our union to aggressively organize equipment operators and riggers. By organizing throughout our jurisdiction, we can improve the lives of all workers in our crafts and ensure that our signatory contractors have access to the best workers, so that they can grow and expand.
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