Welcome to the Website of IUOE Local 98

The January Monthly Meeting has be cancelled due to Covid. The next Monthly Meeting will be on February 28, 2022 at 7:00pm

A Unique Union

We are one of two hoisting and portable locals in the State of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and the only hoisting and portable union in the state of Vermont.

As you browse through our web site you will see that we provide upgrade training to our members as well as a quality apprenticeship program for new members.

We also have a very aggressive organizing program in place. This assures a high standard of living to our members and offers the same opportunity to other workers who perform operating engineer type work in our jurisdiction for their current employers.

If you are interested in joining Local 98 please contact our office at 413-998-3230.


Local 98 delivered $2500.00 in food donations to benefit the open pantry of Western Massachusetts.
From the proceeds collected at the Local 98 clambake along with member donations $3000.00 worth of toys were donated to Channel 22 News to benefit Toys for Tots.

Please access the following websites for the most current information regarding wage, hours and legislative alerts.

Massachusetts Building Trades Council



If you are out of work, it is your responsibility to call the Union Hall to put your name on the “Out of Work List”. This will enhance your opportunity for work during the winter months. If you are working, please call the Union Hall and have your name taken off the “Out of Work List”. This will help to keep a more accurate list of who is available for work.

Crane Operator Certification Training

We encourage all members to become NCCCO and or OECP certified. This will be a great opportunity to enhance your marketability and provide work year round. Crane operator certification is required by November 10, 2018.