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December - Engineers News

December 2014This month we print the names of our members who have 51 and more years of service in Local 3, and this year, the list is even longer! For a lot of people, work is just work, but as you can see from this list, working union, working Local 3 and working as a proud Operating Engineer is a way of life for so many, like Edwin Conner and John White who have 74 years of service each!

The Rancho Murieta Training Center (RMTC) highlights a few of our apprentices in this edition, our Organizing Department introduces not only a new signatory company but a new unit that joined the Local 3 Public Employee Division recently and many of our districts talk about their membership growth in this month’s District Reports. Read this month's issue now.

RMTC Crossword Puzzle

Crossword puzzleEnd the year on a good note and test your knowledge of the Mechanics Corner. We are giving you a clue to start, from line 25 across (see graphic) - part of the word includes "DRIVER."

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Breaking News:


December 15, 2014: Job Opening: Executive Secretary - Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 in Alameda seeks an organized, punctual, service oriented individual to support officers. Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize multiple tasks a must. This position involves performing high level administrative and secretarial duties requiring independent judgment, initiative and discretion. Please submit resume and salary requirements by Friday, December 19, 2014 to jobs@oe3.org or fax: (510) 748-7436 or mail: OE3; 1620 South Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502 attn: Human Resources.

2015 Calendar Galleries

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A lot of photos are taken each year with the best of the best making up the 2015 Calendar.

Take a look at some of the photos from each district that helped make up this years calendar.



Download flyerDon't miss the 2014 Toy Run

Don't miss the 10th annual Pancake Breakfast and Motorcycle Toy Run! Download flyer now.

Saturday, December 13, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Cordelia Fire Station (Get directions)
2155 Cordelia Road, Fairfield
Motorcycle Run departs at 10:00 a.m.
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy.
Donations are distributed to disadvantaged children in Solano County.
Everyone is welcome!
Motorcycle not necessary to participate.

Scholarship Applications Now Available

2015 Scholarship Applications - Get more details now available now

ScholarshipsLocal 3 awards annual scholarships to sons, daughters, stepchildren and foster children of Local 3 members. Applications for the 2015 OE3 Scholarships are now available online, in district offices and in OEFCU branches.

These scholarships must be used for study at any accredited college or trade school located in the U.S. and are for the first year of study only. Download the rules and applications below.


IUOE -= click here to read magazine.

Local 3's San Clemente Dam removal job makes the front page of the International (IUOE) magazine's fall edition.
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2015 Calendar Galleries

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75th Anniversary Belt Buckle Order Form - (View sizes)

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Service Awards

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History Website

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