International Union of Operating Engineers
When our local was chartered in 1926 for the Atlanta area, there were 20 charter members. Over the years since 1926, we have grown (through the mergers of Local 926, Local 443 and Local 329) to our current membership of approximately 1,140. We recognize the need for an effective union in order to negotiate fair wages and conditions and to run our welfare plans and pension programs. Our charter members got things going when pension programs and health plans were only a dream. The members of our local during the fifties and sixties get full credit for establishing our health, welfare and pension funds. The membership of the sixties and seventies deserve the credit for establishing our training programs.