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Strike begins at Peterson

Peterson Strike

April 18, 2014: Negotiations with Peterson Holding Company broke down in the Peterson Fair Contract Campaign. A subsequent strike vote for Unfair Labor Practices has resulted in a strike at numerous locations throughout Northern California.

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Taking it to the streets. . .

Click to read issueThe Peterson Fair Contract Campaign took to the streets recently. Actually, just one street, Marina Boulevard, in San Leandro where Peterson's headquarters and biggest shop are located. For five days, a Local 3 vehicle with a 12-foot-by-20-foot bill board in tow cruised Marina Boulevard with messages about the Fair Contract Campaign.

Retiree Retrospectives

In honor of the 75th anniversary, a group of retiree's were interviewed to provide a historical perspective on what it takes to be a long standing member of Local 3.

Check out the sales meter....clikc here to enlarge meter.75th Anniversary Celebration - Tickets selling fast!

Don't wait to get your tickets to this special event to celebrate Local 3's 75th Diamond Anniversary by joining the entire union at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. on Saturday, June 28, 2014. 

Tickets are on sale now for Local 3's 75th anniversary celebration. Visit our members only Anniversary page now. Tickets can be purchased online or through the mail using a specially designated order form in the Engineers News or online via the Members Only Website. Log on now and order your tickets.

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Do Buy List - click here to see entire list.Get the Do Buy list now! Use these products for the upcoming holiday picnics and more. These products are from members of BCTGM, IBB, IUANPW, IUE-CWA, UAW and the UFCW. Here are just a few of the many union made products. Click here to get the entire list now.


  • Weber (made by Int'l Union of Allied Novelty an Production Workers)
  • Thermador (IBB-made)
  • Butterball burgers and franks
  • Wenzel's sausage
  • Smithfield sausage
  • Oscar Meyer hot dogs
  • Boars Head hot dogs


HDR Mechanic - InstructorApril 11, 2014: HDR Mechanic/Instructor - Provide both field and classroom training and testing to all levels of apprentices and journey-level operators. Develop and revise curriculum for assigned classes Diagnose, repair and maintain on road and construction equipment.

Applications must be submitted to the JAC via email: pmccullough@oe3jac.org or fax: (916) 354-1126 or mail: RMTC, 14738 Cantova Way, Sloughhouse, CA 95683 attn: PMcCullough by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Limited Edition Belt Buckles now available - Fill out the order form now.

Order your belt buckle now.Don't miss the chance to get a collector edition belt buckle complete with limited edition number to commemorate the 75th anniversary of this great local union.

Fill out the order form online first, then print it out and mail it with a check for the total amount of order to:

OE3 75th Anniversary
3920 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834

The oval buckles are slightly larger than the rectangular version. (Click here or on the buckle image to view the size of each buckle.) Questions? Call the Belt Buckle Hotline at: 510.748-8349 or e-mail: 75years@oe3.org

picnic flyerDistrict 11, Reno/Sparks Picnic

Don't miss the 2014 District 11 picnic. Bring your entire family and enjoy a day full of food, fun, raffles and activities. Download the flyer for more information.

When: Saturday, May 10: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Where: Lazy 5 Regional Park
7100 Pyramid Highway
Sparks, NV

Menu: Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Fresh Fruit, Ice Cream, Refreshments


2014 PicnicDistrict 30, Stockton Picnic

Don't miss the 32nd annual picnic in Stockton.
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When: May 4, 2014, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Micke Grove Park, Delta Shelter

Menu: Tri-Tip – Asparagus – Beans – Salad French bread – Hotdogs – Ice Cream

Off H-99 & 8 mile road, just south of Lodi
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Click here for detailsLooking for a new career? The Construction Inspector Apprenticeship is a training tradition recently added to Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3's proud history of apprenticeship.

The next orientation date scheduled:
Wednesday, April 23 @ 6:00 pm
1620 South Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502

This program trains individuals to enter the Testing and Inspection Industry with core skills obtained in Academic classes and On-the Job training. Get more details now.

Mark Your Calendar February 15, 2014 - Download flyer

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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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