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The Western Washington Stationary Engineers Training Trust presents the 2024 Boiler Symposium June 27 - 28. Each day, check-in and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. with the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The event is open to the public, and event costs are covered for Training Trust members.

Boiler Operators who attend the Symposium and complete the exam will meet requirements for a refresher course. The event is approved by the Steam Certification Board of Tacoma and Steam Licensing Advisory Board of Seattle. Registration opens June 1: 2024 Boiler Symposium Tickets, Thu, Jun 27, 2024 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Download: Boiler Symposium 2024 V2.pdf

The Spring 2024 Loadline is available now. Get an update on the following and more:

  • Business Manager’s Report
  • Retiree Luncheon Invite
  • Upcoming events: Shine and Show, Top Hand Competition, Charity Golf Classic
  • I-90/SR 18 interchange project to improve safety and traffic
  • 10 years after Oso landslide, new memorial is a gathering place for remembrance
  • Operating Engineers replace the Elwha River Bridge on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Central Washington remains poised for data center expansion
  • Pasco is one of the fastest growing communities in Washington state
  • Powering the future of south-central Alaska
  • Local 302 members make the City of Fairbanks a great place to live and work
  • Local 302 advocates for union rights and job creation at the Alaska State Legislature
  • Stationary Engineers take commercial high-rise care to new heights

Read the electronic version here.

If you're a member and aren't receiving the Loadline in the mail contact our office to make sure your address is up to date: (425) 806-0302.

Register for this fun annual event occurring at Meadow Park Golf Course 7108 Lakewood Dr W Tacoma, WA. We’re proud to represent the stationary engineers who work at this course. Register here: Golf Charity-Final-Step1-2024 - Sunrise Dental

Download: Golf Charity Event 2024.pdf

On this day we honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and also support the family members of those who have been lost.

Invite your friends and family to this free annual event that’s open to the public. If you know someone who’s interested in being an operating engineer, this is the perfect event for them. We’ll see you there! 

Download: Flyer Top Hand 2024.pdf

Invite members, family, and friends to this free event. We’ll see you there! 

Download: Shine and Show 2024.pdf

More than 50 years ago on April 28, Workers Memorial Day, the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect, promising every worker the right to a safe job — a fundamental right. The law was won because of the tireless efforts of the labor movement, which organized for safer working conditions and demanded action from the government to protect working people.

Since then, unions and our allies have fought hard to make that promise a reality — winning protections under the law that have made jobs safer and saved lives.

But that critical work is far from done. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more suffer injury and illness because of dangerous working conditions. So, every year on Workers Memorial Day, working people remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and renew our struggle for safe workplaces. Let’s never forget and continue to organize for safe workplaces and to save lives.

We continue to receive numerous reports about issues with the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) processing of Local 302 construction unemployment insurance claims.

Read these tips to ensure your unemployment benefits are approved and you are responsive to issues that may arise:

  • Always ensure you’re on the Local 302 Out of Work List as soon as you leave employment, and your membership dues are in good standing.
  • Choose to receive correspondence via mail AND email to make sure you don’t miss any updates.
  • Choose “regular layoff” as opposed to the “stand-by” option. Stand-by claims are often rejected when there is not a specific return to work date.
  • If you are at the training center do not check you are in “school”. ESD interprets this as you are going to college and are not ready, willing, and able to return to work. You should always check the “union shop” training option and that you are available for work. 
  • If you encounter situations where you are over 6 weeks of pending claims, contact your Field Representative for assistance. 
  • If you receive an overpayment statement (you owe money) do not let the appeal timeframe lapse and be sure, if you believe they are incorrect in their findings, to be timely in filing the appeal. 
  • After you’re re-employed you still need to frequently log onto e-services and respond to claims questions right away: Employment Security - Login (wa.gov) 

For more information: Unemployed Worker Handbook 2018 (windows.net)

WELCOME to our newest Local 302 signatory organizations:


  • CITY GROUP SOLUTIONS, LLC serving Western Washington
  • CORRIDOR CONTRACTORS serving Western Washington
  • ENGLAND INDUSTRIAL, LLC serving Western Washington
  • LEADING EDGE SCAFFOLD serving Western Washington
  • VECTOR SERVICES serving Western Washington
  • ACCESS LIMITED CONSTRUCTION serving Eastern Washington / Northern Idaho
  • MICHELS TRENCHLESS serving Southern Idaho
  • PACIFIC FOUNDATION serving Southern Idaho


  • SUNRISE DENTAL, Puyallup, Lacey, Sequim, Snohomish, Marysville, Bellingham, and Mt. Vernon
  • THE EXCHANGE BUILDING, EQ OFFICE, located at 821 2nd Ave Seattle, WA
  • MADISON CENTRE, BOSTON PROPERTIES, located at 920 5th Ave Seattle, WA
Support Union and do business with these organizations today.

Interested in becoming a future Local 302 contractor? Improve your bottom line: Signatory Union contractors have access to a skilled and trained workforce, and more projects, improving their overall market share. Call us today to learn more: (425) 806-0302.

The Winter 2024 edition of the Loadline is hitting member mailboxes now.

Get an update on the following and more:

  • Managing waste at King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill
  • Improving fish passage in Skagit County and across Western Washington
  • Olympic Peninsula dike repairs protect 800-year-old fishing village
  • Washington state is going solar
  • Local 302 operators build US 395 North Spokane Corridor to reduce travel time and improve safety
  • Operators rebuild access road to world class fishing on Alaska’s Kenai and Russian Rivers
  • Community crafted road in rural Alaska brings access, recreation, and newly trained workforce
  • Getting to know District 8 in Alaska’s southeast region
  • Local 302 members make critical parts for Boeing airplanes
  • Register or Re-Register for the Out of Work List
  • Training center updates
  • Especially during the darker winter months high visibility gear is critical in work zones

Read the electronic version here.



Local 302 is hosting 3 different events for construction and stationary members. Attend one that applies to you!

  • Stationary Steward Training: March 9, 2024, 9 a.m. – noon, Seattle Labor Temple 5030 1st Ave S Seattle, WA 98134
    • RSVP by March 1 to Tony Frascone at tfrascone@iuoe302.org or 206-669-1834
  • Construction Membership and Steward Training: March 15, 2024, 9 a.m., IUOE Local 302 Hall 2637 W Albany Ave Kennewick, WA 99336
  • Construction Steward Training: March 16, 2024, 9 a.m. – noon, IUOE Local 302 Hall 18701 120th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011
    • RSVP by March 8 to Bothell Dispatch at bothelldispatch@iuoe302.org or 425-806-0302 option 2

Please read the attached flyers for more information.

Download: Construction Steward Training Invite Flyer March 2024.pdf
Stationary Stewards Training Invite Flyer March 2024.pdf
District 5 Steward Membership Invite Flyer March 2024.pdf

Do you know anyone interested in a career as a heavy equipment mechanic, operator, or service oiler?

Our Alaska apprenticeship programs application period is open March 1 – March 17 (mechanic applications are accepted on an on-going basis).

To learn more visit https://aoeett.org or call 907-746-3117.

Download: Stationary Stewards Training Invite Flyer March 2024.pdf

Congratulations to Local 302 member Esdras Flores for receiving the Engineer of the Year Award from the Washington State Society of Healthcare Engineering – Pacific Northwest region!

This award aims to honor the remarkable front-line staff who are the backbone of hospitals.

Esdras is the lead engineer for the Facilities Maintenance team at Seattle Children's Hospital and was chosen for this award because he is:

  • Always willing to do whatever it takes, whether he is on shift or not, to ensure the facility is as safe as it can be for patients and families.
  • Relentless in looking for simple solutions in complex systems
  • Dedicated to helping those around him grow and learn

Esdras works on all types of maintenance operations including plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, pumps, valves, kitchen equipment, operating rooms, and laboratories. He collaborates with other departments, is a wealth of knowledge, a main source of troubleshooting problems, and provides training for staff members.

“I take great pride in being a member of IUOE Local 302 for over 6 years,” said Esdras. “The networking with fellow members and the exchange of knowledge have been invaluable. I appreciate the collaborative spirit within the union.

“One aspect I find particularly rewarding is applying the skills acquired to contribute to a great cause here at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

"Knowing that our work plays a vital role in keeping the hospital operational for the kids who need the hospital services is truly rewarding.”

Thank you to everyone who attended our 13 holiday parties across Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. Happy Holidays to one and all and here's to a great New Year!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Local 302 members, staff, partners, and their families!


18701 120th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
  (425) 806-0302

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