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International Operating Engineer - Fall 2018

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The quarterly magazine of the International Union of Operating Engineers

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i n t e r n at i o n a l Operating Engineer Fall 2018 • Volume 161, No. 4 Brian E. Hickey, Editor Jay C. Lederer, Managing Editor 06 Remembering Giblin and Coutts Former leaders leave a lasting legacy 08 Games Encourage Kids to ‘Dig In!’ Digital platform reaches out to future Operators 12 Labor’s Voice is Heard Mid-term elections produce pro-worker gains 16 Brotherhood Has No Borders U.S. and Canadian Locals make lasting connections Departments 05 From the General President 08 Training & Education 12 Politics & Legislation 18 Canadian News 22 Local Spotlight 24 GEB Minutes 28 Union Death Benefit [cover] IUOE Local 49 and Local 793 members stand on the bank of the Rainy River near the existing Baudette International Bridge. [photo] IUOE Local 793 [right] At the Newton County Landfill in Brook, Indiana, more than 40 IUOE Local 150 Operating Engineers are at work pushing 1.2 million yards of dirt. Approximately a quarter of the operators are first-year apprentices, picking up valuable on-the-job experience and honing their skills. [photo] IUOE Local 150 2 INTERNATIONAL OPERATING ENGINEER FALL 2018 3

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