ABOUT LOCAL 955

Who We Are

Established in 1948, Local 955 is one of the largest IUOE locals in North America. We are the largest trade union supporting hoisting and portable, and stationary equipment operators in Alberta.

IUOE Local 955 is a world-class, forward-thinking union. We build strong relationships with our members and signatory employers. We place our members in jobs and support them at work. We help our members learn and develop skills. We invest in our members’ health and wellness.

Our head office is in Edmonton. We also have offices in Fort McMurray, Calgary and Edson.

What We Do

Our members help Alberta thrive. They’re the backbone of our oilfield, mining, construction and transportation industries. They build and maintain roads, pipelines and refineries in our towns and cities.

Our members work in

  • General construction
  • Pipeline Road building
  • Mining Transportation
  • Fabrication shops
  • Equipment rental shops
  • Mechanical repair shops
  • Food and beverage plants
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Healthcare facilities
  • School divisions
  • County/Municipal government sectors

Our members are

  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Crane Operators
  • Power Engineers
  • Plant Workers
  • Mechanics
  • Welders
  • Custodians
  • Health Care Workers
  • Clerical Employees

Who We Work With

IUOE Local 955 is committed to our signatory employers’ success. With more than 100 agreements in place across Alberta, Local 955 understands the importance of building strong relationships with our 13,000 plus members and signatory employers. Local 955’s focus is to find the best jobs for our members and maintain mutually respectable working relationships between employers and our union. We do this by supporting employers through our dispatch services and connecting employment requests with qualified members from the Local 955 labour pool, all with a high degree of success.

We work with employers to

  • Build trust at work
  • Maintain respective reputations within industry
  • Build a qualified, highly skilled team of workers
  • Reduce conflict at work
  • Reduce absences and turnover
  • Improve safety practices
  • Improve quality-of-life for workers
  • Increase productivity

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Member photos from the Fort McMurray wildfires in 2016.

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Remembering the Fort McMurray Wildfires


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