OE987 Members

Our members are our top priority.

OE987 helps you and your fellow union members by:

  • Sponsoring and maintaining benefits plans including apprenticeship, training, health and pension
  • Negotiating your Collective Agreement
  • Helping settle grievances and job site problems
  • Supporting and lobbying for fair workplaces and fair labour laws
  • Unionizing other workplaces to keep a level playing field for your employer
  • Protecting your rights in the workplace

Unions have set the standard by helping workers enjoy:

  • 8-hour work days
  • Health insurance
  • Paid sick leave
  • Overtime pay
  • Pensions
  • Safe working conditions
  • Higher wages
  • Paid statutory and civic holidays
  • Paid vacations
  • Job security
  • Severance pay
  • Maternity leaves
  • Education and training

 

Membership Rewards

OE987 membership comes with some great rewards, including those related to health and wellness, retail, insurance, and entertainment.

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Benefit Plans

At OE987, we provide affordable, accessible and quality coverage to our members. In addition to healthcare and pension benefits, OE987 provides our members with access to several specialized services and rewards.

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Job Dispatch

  1. Out-of-Work List
    If you are currently not working for a Union company, you may add your name to a list so that when we receive a job order, you have a chance to be hired. You can have your name on up to three (3) lists. When a job order comes in, we will then go through the lists and phone those who fill the requirements.
  2. Good Standing Membership
    In order for a member to maintain their name on the Out-of-Work List they must maintain their membership in good standing. If member's dues are in arrears their name shall be removed from the Out-of-Work List.
  3. Check In
    All members who are currently not working and on the Out-of-Work List must report to the union to check in once a month, either by phone or email, to let us know you that you are still available for work should a job order comes in.

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Union Meetings

All members are welcome to attend any of the District meetings, even if you do not work or live in that area. All members are encouraged to go to the general membership meetings.

Winnipeg District Meetings are held quarterly on the first Thursday of March, June, September and December. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held at 244 Cree Crescent, Winnipeg, MB.

Brandon District Meetings are held quarterly on the second Thursday of March, June, September and December. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. Call the office or check the events page to find out where the meeting is located.

General Membership Meetings are held bi-annually on the third Sunday of September and April at 244 Cree Crescent, Winnipeg, MB. Meetings start at 1 p.m.

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Member Responsibilities

As a member, it is your responsibility to pay your union dues on time, even when you are out of work or on leave.

If you are on our out-of-work list, you must check in with our office every month to remain on the list.

Advise the administrative staff of any changes to your address, contact information and/or employment situation (e.g., if laid off). Call 204-786-8658 or 1-800-292-9940.

All members working in another provincial jurisdiction are required to maintain their out-of-work dues with Local 987. All working dues deducted by Operating Engineers Locals in other provinces are not reciprocated back to the home local (987) but remain with the Local whose jurisdiction members work under.