The IUOE 139 Contractor Advantage
The IUOE 139 Contractor Advantage

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Local 139

Chartered in 1902, Local 139 has over 110 years’ experience in negotiating fair wage and benefits packages for our members while providing the best-qualified workforce for our signatory contractors. Our local union represents over 9,000 Operating Engineers in the State of Wisconsin. More IUOE 139 History
The Union Advantage

The Union Advantage

Hiring a well-trained, highly-skilled Local 139 member will provide you with efficiency and professionalism to get the job done. Better trained employees are proven to be safer on the job site resulting in fewer accidents. Using our referral system will save you time and money, as we maintain a bank of qualified operators who are ready to go to work.

Recently Signed Contractors

Contractor Type
Accu-Paving Co. H&H
American Demolition & Nuclear Decommissioning, Inc. Area II Bldg
Atlas Crane Service Inc. Area I & II Bldg
Bioseal LLC Nt’l Pipeline
Bougalis & Sons Construction Area II Bldg
CK Contractors, LLC AEM
Drilling & Blasting Resources LLC H&H, Area II Bldg, AEM
Eagle Excavating & Grading, LLC SWT, AEM
Heels & Hardhats Area I Bldg
Hovland Inc. H&H, Area II Bldg
Hunt Electric Corp. Area II Bldg
Knutson Construction Services Area II Bldg
Lake Effect Construction Area I & II Bldg
Midstate Crane Service Area II Bldg
Minnesota Utilities & Excavating Area II Bldg
Myers & Sons Construction H&H
Orivne Inc. AEM
Premier Commercial Landscapes AEM
Recyclean Area I & II Bldg
RJ & S Webster Trucking, LLC H&H, Nat’l Pipeline
Roy Ness Contracting & Sales Area II Bldg
Scott Williams Area II Bldg
Sinnott Contracting LLC Area II Bldg
Tixy’s Welding & Repair Inc. Area II Bldg
Tyler’s Excavating, LLC AEM
Victory Grading Inc. Area I & II Bldg, H&H, AEM, SWT
Western Remac H&H
Western Utility Contractors Inc. H&H, Nt’l Distribution

Local 139 Apprenticeship Program

The Local 139 apprenticeship program accommodates both prospective heavy equipment operators and those with limited experience. With a total of 6000 hours of on-the-job training for the entry-level operator, the experience levels are broken down to four, 1500-hour pay periods allowing applicants with limited experience to be placed at a level in accordance with the amount of prior experience they may have.
What Makes our Training Site the finest in the Country?
The Joseph J. Goetz training site in Coloma consists of nearly 400 acres of rolling Kettle Moraine hills and services every member from the beginning apprentice to the accomplished journey worker looking to either diversify themselves in our trade or to hone the skills they have already acquired in the field. In-seat training is conducted with current, late model equipment acquired through the equipment loan program. Certifications are also available through our training programs.
What makes our training site one of the finest in the country? A great staff, participation of concerned contractors & equipment dealers, and the ideal location of the site itself are a few of our strengths, but the strongest ingredient is the strong support of our membership. Active members of Local 139 allocate money from their negotiated pay-raise to fund this program & assure state-of-the-art training is available for apprenticeship & journeyman training. The dividends on their investment? A well-trained, safe and proficient workforce that strives towards better working conditions with great economic packages!

The Local 139 Health Fund Advantage Healthy Workers are Productive Workers

Health Benefit Fund Info


  • Simplifies dealing with the Affordable Care Act requirements.
  • All claim disputes are directed to the fund office.
  • Your recurring insurance contract negotiations are eliminated.
  • Administrative time and expense is minimized.
  • Medical, dental, vision, disability and death benefits

Central Pension Fund

  • Eliminates employer fiduciary responsibility.
  • Minimizes employer administrative burden, costs, and fees associated with third-party outsourcing of fund investments, management and employee education.
  • Contributions are fixed for the duration of your contract.