Benefits of an IUOE Local 132 Partnership

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a progressive trade union representing well-trained heavy equipment operators and mechanics, as well as operations maintenance and other workers in building and industrial complexes and industry services throughout the United States since 1896. IUOE Local 132 has been providing the same to the state of West Virginia since 1938.

Becoming a signatory contractor has benefits to you as the employer. IUOE Local 132’s staff and members are committed to helping your business grow. You will have access to a massive labor pool of Operating Engineers anywhere within our 55-county jurisdiction.

Take a moment to look around and should you have any questions, simply contact the IUOE Local 132 Union Hall and we’ll be glad to provide further assistance.

The Union Advantage

By employing Operating Engineers that are fully trained, experienced, and qualified, resulting in fewer accidents that has positive affects.


By using the Hiring Hall Referral system, we will dispatch members that are ready to go, when you need for as little or as long as you need.

Our Health and Welfare Fund is a multiemployer health program providing medical, prescription, dental & vision and life insurance benefits to Operating Engineers who work a specified number of hours for contributing employers. The plan benefits are also available for eligible spouses and children.

Our Pension Fund is a multi-employer retirement plan providing income to Operating Engineers in their retirement years. The benefit amount depends on Plan terms, length of service, age at retirement and the form of payment selected by the participant. Full retirement benefits are available at age 65 and participants as young as 55 can qualify for early retirement benefits, at a reduction under current plan guidelines. It is also possible to qualify for an early non-reduced benefit payable at age 57, after meeting the hours requirement.

Our Annuity and Savings Fund is a multiemployer savings plan, created to provide supplemental financial security at retirement, and encourages and assists participant with investment education and options. The plan also allows for in-service withdrawals for eligible participants annually, along with hardship and disability options, after meeting the requirements.

We have built and operate our Apprenticeship and Training facility in Medina, WV on over 165 acres of mountainous terrain with evolving education in mind. Our members get personalized training from certified journeymen instructors and have access to the latest tech and equipment. Training includes but is not limited to: various pieces of equipment, Crane and Rigging, CDL, Excavation & Trenching, GPS Dozer/Grader, Pipeline, HAZMAT, CPR/First Aid, and 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety. Members can also access comprehensive training at the IUOE International Training & Education Center in Crosby, Texas.

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