Operating Engineers Local 955 provides industry leadership and is recognized as a world class union of the future. We are the preferred source of highly skilled, safe, reliable and productive trade’s people for owners and contractors alike. Our union is progressive and committed to leadership development and lifelong learning for its members. IUOE Local 955 exemplifies “true brotherhood” through a fully informed, inclusive, and participative membership.
It can take 4-6 months to become a member of OE955. In order to be initiated into the Union, you must:
Hours and dues are submitted by the employer 2-3 weeks into the following month. For example, hours and dues remitted for the month of May are not received by the Union until mid to late June.
The employer deducts your dues and remits them to the Union. Members are responsible to ensure union dues are being deducted each month.
Yes, payments can be made online by logging into the Member Area and selecting Make a Payment. We accept VISA, Mastercard and VISA Debit.
No, we cannot automatically withdraw dues from your bank account. Dues payments can be made online within the secure Member Area or you can call the Union Hall to make a credit card payment or make a payment in person at one of our district offices in Edmonton, Fort McMurray or Calgary.
Contact information can be updated online in the Profile tab of the Member Area or you can call any district office to speak with administration.
Yes, all members must pay dues until they reach Lifetime Member status at 50 years of service. Retired and disability dues are $21/month.
You can bid online using our Job Board or by calling the Union.
Yes, if you realize you do not have the qualifications for a position you can call the Union and cancel your bid.
Dispatching may take up to five business days. The dispatch office will only contact qualified candidates who are being considered for the position.
Members are responsible for putting themselves on the Out of Work List. Employers do not notify us when jobs end.
You can check in online in the Member Area, Job Board or by calling the Union Hall at 780 483 0955. Bidding on a job also creates a check in.
Members on the Out of Work List need to check in once a month.
Collective agreements are online in Member Area of our website.
Wages and benefits vary according to collective agreements. Please find your collective agreement online in the Member Area.
Posted on November 29, 2023
It was a monumental day at Local 955, where we celebrated with around 100 retirees, their families, members and others, the delivery of the $1-billionth dollar from the OE 955 Pension Trust Fund. Yes, ONE BILLION! The recipient, long-time member, Oliver Lepps, who has been a key figure in our proud local for many decades.
“Our pension trust fund would not be where it is today without those who came before us. To members who took the crucial step of starting our plan a half century ago, we can’t thank you enough. The number of members and their families this pension has supported after a lifetime of hard work is immense and is another big reason IUOE Local 955 remains one of the largest, strongest, and proudest unions in western Canada,” said Chris Flett, Business Manager, IUOE Local 955.
“I can’t think of a better way to close out the 50th anniversary of the pension trust fund than giving out the billionth dollar. It truly has been an incredible year for both our local, and our pension trust.”
In September, Business Manager, Chris Flett also announced a 5% pension increase for members in good standing, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2023.