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May 24, 2016
Upcoming Events
District 8 meeting (Juneau, AK)
May 24, 2016
Juneau IUOE 302 Hall: 9309 Glacier Hwy, BldgA-102B
District 7 meeting (Fairbanks, AK)
May 25, 2016
Fairbanks IUOE 302 Hall: 3002 Lathrop St.
District 6 meeting (Anchorage, AK)
May 26, 2016
4001 Denali St. Suite A Anchorage, AK
District 1 meeting (Bothell, WA)
Jun 02, 2016
Union Hall, 18701 – 120th Ave. NE.
District 5 meeting (Ellensburg, WA)
Jun 08, 2016
Union Hall, 403 S. Water St.
Important Links
Alaska Operating Engineers-Employers Training Trust
Operating Engineers Regional Training Program of Washington
International Union of Operating Engineers
Alaska AFL-CIO
The Stand - A project of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. DOL - Employment & Training Administration
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Division
National Labor Relations Board
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Prevailing Wage in Alaska
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Prevailing Wage in Washington
Seattle from Gasworks Park - Photo by 302 member John Stelfox
John Carlson STP Apprentice
Roger Hickel Contracting - Anchorage AK
Heavy Equipment 2015 - Juneau Alaska
Jerry Swihart - Steward for the City of Unalaska
Dan Youso Running the Mammoet
Keith Kaiser and Kent Laulainen
Prudhoe Bay, Alaska
Dave Hausman - DAM DRILLING
JCM Northlink
Dirk Blanchet, Jeff Huffman, Terry Martin and Stward Pat Gould
General President Callahan Visit

IUOE General President, James Callahan will be attending our June 2nd District 1 meeting in Bothell. 

Spread the word.  We'll see you Thursday June 2nd.

Membership Class in Bothell

Membership Class

There will be a membership class Saturday April 16th at 8am in Bothell. Any one interested is welcome whether they are a current member or not. Journeyman, apprentice, steward or some one interested in getting into Local 302.

See the flyer for details.

Alaska Construction Agreement Passed

The Alaska Construction agreement passed, and will go into effect April 1.

Pruh's Construction - Sub Grade Blasting

Pruh's Construction - Sub Grade Blasting


AK Construction Tentative Agreement

Please login and review the 2016-2017 AK Construction Tentative Agreement





IUOE 302 Member and Retirees now have a $3,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit at No Cost.

This benefit is jointly sponsored with American Income Life Insurance Company, a 100% union company servicing working families for more than 60 years.

American Income Life currently has over 140,000 IUOE members covered under AD&D policies at no cost. Since 1990, over $28.8 million in life, health, and no-cost AD&D benefits has been paid to over 18,000 IUOE members and their families.

The benefit notification will be sent soon so keep an eye for this in your mailbox.

Loadline First Quarter

First Quarter 2016 Loadline


Summer Meetings WA

Just a reminder - August and September District 1/3/4/5 Meetings have been cancelled.  That means everything in Washington except Bellingham.  No changes for Alaska.

WA Master Labor Agreement

WA Master Labor Agreement
Passed 76%


2015 MLA Contract WA VOTE

Please review the 2015 MLA Contract WA up for Vote


Second Quarter 2015 Loadline

Joe Arrants

Joe Arrants

On Thursday March 12, 2015 an  extraordinary man who touched the lives of every person he encountered, tragically left the world far too soon.  He was doing what he loved, working as a carpenter foreman on the new 520 bridge project. Joe Arrants was an inspiring and bright light at our workplace. His personality was infectious, you couldn't walk away from Joe and not have a smile on your face. Even if you were having a bad day Joe had a way of always making everything fun and or funny...and, sometimes just downright hilarious. He was truly one of a kind and losing him is hitting us all really hard. I don't know what the future holds and how the rest of the job will play out. But I do know we are missing a huge piece of the puzzle...a piece we will never have back, a piece that is irreplaceable and a piece that is unimaginable to have missing.

Joe played such a huge role in a lot of our day to day lives over the past 3 years.  In his honor I personally am going to try my best to approach my life every single day the way that Joe did his. I want to challenge all of my co-workers from iron workers to carpenters, operators, laborers, electricians, foremen, apprentices, engineers, management and all the other trades I've missed to do the same.  Not just at work, But at home and in all aspects of our lives.  I don't think it will come as naturally for some of us as it was for Joe, but we can do our best to not take life for granted.  To be positive, happy, and live life to the fullest. Love and appreciate the people around us the way Joe loved and appreciated all of us. Embrace the moment and enjoy every single day that We are blessed with on this planet with just a bit of the unbridled passion Joe shared for life.

With the love and respect that Joe continuously gave his coworkers, it felt as though we were part of his extended family.  I can only imagine how much joy and love he showered his immediate family with.  Joe's family and close friends are in all of our thoughts and prayers.  Life is too short and can end at any second. I don't know about everyone else but I think leaving behind the legacy and the memory that Joe did is pretty special. Having the chance to be lucky enough to have known and work with someone of Joe's caliber is "once in a lifetime".   I hope we all can take on some of that positive energy and genuine spirit in our day to day lives to honor a man that we will sorely miss and meant so much to us all.

God bless you Arrant's family and all lives affected by Joe's passing. What a tremendous man and huge loss for this world.

Suzy Stone
Local 302
KGM Operator

From One Trade to Another

For the past 8 months I have been working as an apprentice Ironworker out of Local 86 on the SR 520 Bridge in Medina, WA.  Through the struggles of learning a completely new job, and the excitement of applying my newly acquired skills to a fast pace, I have been given tips and tricks from those around me. Coworkers have helped me up when I have fallen, have answered questions when I've asked them, and given me guidance when I have needed it. I have built friendships that will carry over to the next job site or the one after that. But the friendships, tips, tricks, answers, guidance and the hand to help me up did not just come from my ironworker brothers and sisters... But from my fellow carpenters, operators, laborers, electricians and every other trade I have worked with. I am learning that I am not just in a brotherhood of the Ironworkers, but a brother of a much bigger family.

On march 12, 2015 we, as brothers and sisters of all trades, lost one of our own to a tragic accident while working on the 520 floating bridge. While I did not personally know Joe Arrants (just in passing), many of my coworkers knew him very well. Some of them I work closely with everyday, some occasionally and some in passing. In particular my wife is an operator that has worked with Joe for the past 3 years.  The news of Joe's passing has been extremely hard on my wife, as well as my coworkers I now call friends.

In the short time I knew who Joe was, I could see that everything I have heard of him is true. Not once did I pass by Joe in the morning, or on the way out of work, without him making someone laugh or without a smile on his face.  It seemed that Joe knew everyone and everyone knew Joe.  It appeared as though Joe is glue that connected all the trades together.

The last few days I have realized that while we perform different tasks, we are all truly working together. From Ironworkers to carpenters, operators to laborers, foremen to apprentices and trade to trade.... We all help each other up, struggle together, succeed together, laugh together and cry together.

Thank you Joe Arrants for showing me, through the respect and joy that you gave to all others, the stories I have heard and the examples you set, how the industry can work together as a whole from one trade to another!

Joseph Stone
Ironworkers Local 86

His memorial is April 11th at 1:00 pm at Grace Church in West Seattle.

Joe Arrants Memorial Fund

Changes to Pension Plan

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Members can download all contracts

The following contracts are publicly posted:

Alaska MLA with Associated General Contractors, 2016-2017

Washington MLA with Associated General Contractors 2015-2018

All of Local 302's contracts are now posted on this site's Contracts Page.  However, access to that page is restricted to Local 302 members who have registered to use the site.  Click here to register, or if you have forgotten your user name or password click here.  If you are looking for a contract that is not posted on this site, please contact us.


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