Local 18 Builds Ohio

Building the roads and bridges we use in Ohio, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18, represents operating engineers. Our engineers work as heavy equipment operators running cranes, dozers, front loaders and other critical construction machinery. Our team also consists of stationary engineers who work in the operations and maintenance of buildings and industrial complexes. We take pride in building the infrastructure of Ohio for our families, friends and neighbors.

Meet our leadership
Learn more about Local 18’s elected leadership, who work every day on behalf of Ohio’s Operating Engineers.
Learn about Local 18’s rich history
Local 18 traces its beginning to 1939, when six autonomous local unions came together to join the IUOE. Today, Local 18 represents 15,000 Ohio members and remains a progressive, diversified trade union.
Learn how Local 18 is organized
Meet your district representatives from IUOE Local 18’s five multi-county districts, which administer regional training programs and support for members in their jurisdiction.
See how Local 18 gives back
Local 18 helps build Ohio’s infrastructure, and helps build stronger communities by donating time and funding to local charitable organizations.