Founded in 1896, the IUOE today has 400,000 members in some 200 Local Unions throughout the United States and Canada. The IUOE is the 12th largest union in the AFL-CIO. Further, nearly 100 apprenticeship and training programs, jointly managed by the IUOE and employers, work hard to ensure that IUOE members are highly trained, highly skilled craftworkers.
The IUOE offers employment and training opportunities to all regardless of race, sex, creed, color, religion, or national origin. Thus, a diverse membership is welcome – a membership that illustrates the commitment to the labor movement and tireless dedication to the industries the IUOE represents.