Local 302 represents 14,000 men and women performing Hoisting & Portable (construction) and Stationary (building service maintenance, healthcare roles, public sector roles, etc.) operations in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. Our training centers offer apprentice programs and journey-level training.
We are proud to be one of 123 local unions which make up the International Union of Operating Engineers. Founded in 1896, IUOE has over 400,000 members throughout the United States and Canada.
Local 302 History
In 1905, 29 members successfully obtained approval for our initial charter to become a recognized local union of the IUOE. Over the years, our territory has changed. Originally we had jurisdiction through most of Washington, Alaska (1937), and even into Montana (1933) for Hoisting & Portable (construction) operations. We've expanded our jurisdiction geographically and added Stationary Operators (building service maintenance, public sector roles, etc.) throughout our three-state jurisdiction.