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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!

The Fall 2023 edition of the Loadline is hitting member mailboxes now.

Get an update on the following and more:

  • Local 302 members revamp downtown Seattle waterfront
  • Consider a career as a Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanic or Service Oiler
  • Local 302 maintains work for Olympic Peninsula operators
  • Enhancing travel across Interstate-90
  • Junction Connector Rail Bridge Project complete - Sandpoint, ID
  • Municipality of Anchorage, AK - Street Maintenance Crew
  • What it's like to live and work on Alaska's North Slope
  • Where Alaska construction funding comes from
  • SEA International Airport operators ensure the best possible experience for travelers
  • Tips for managing WA Unemployment Insurance Claims
  • Construction companies veer toward new hard hat design to reduce worker injury

Read the electronic version here

Happy Veterans Day - Thank you to all who served.

Local 302 Members: Did you know you can register or re-register for the Out of Work List on our website? Click here for next steps.

Here are some tips for success:

  • Re-register for the OWL well in advance of your registration expiration date. If registered for 90 days, then re-register every 60 days. You do not want to risk being late registering and getting dropped off the list.
  • Make sure Dispatch has your current phone number.
  • Answer your phone, or the job might go to the next person.

It's time for the annual Toy Drive! Local 302 is collecting new, unwrapped toys and/or canned food to help bring joy and support to children in need.

Please bring items to your local hall or the holiday party in your district (no later than your holiday party please). 

Here at Local 302 we care deeply about the physical and mental health of our members.

Around the holidays and throughout the rest of the year some people may struggle with mental health, substance abuse, or need support.

Should you or someone you know need help, reach out to your Field Representative or refer to the resources found on our website here.

Happy Halloween from all of us at Local 302 — stay spooky and safe out there!

Photo: Local 302 member operates an excavator at the Newhouse Building Replacement Project in Olympia, WA

Calling all IUOE 302 members in good standing: Scholarships are available for high school seniors of $1,500 for any accredited college or university, and 4 scholarships of $1,000 for any accredited college, university, or vocational technical college! Applications will be accepted November 1, 2023 through August 15, 2024.

Here are the steps:

  1. Read the rules and information here.
  2. Fill out the application here.

IUOE Local 302 members and their eligible dependents are invited to participate in the 2023 Coalition Health Fair.

These screening tests and flu shots are paid for 100% by your health plan at no out of pocket cost to you.

  • Chemistry / Hematology Profile / A1C
  • Thyroid Screen
  • Prostate Disease Screen (for those age 40 and older)
  • Vitamin D Test
  • Flu Shot: The Quadrivalent flu vaccine is offered to eligible participants age 9 and over

Pre-registration is required at: www.coalitionhealthfair.org

 

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Bothell, WA 98011
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