About
IUOE Local 66

Providing skilled productive Operating Engineers to 33 counties in Western Pennsylvania and 3 counties in Ohio. We are 7,500 members strong.

We Are Here to Serve You

For over 120 years, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66 has provided contractors with competent and qualified Operating Engineers and Operating Engineer Apprentices. Local No. 66 represents over 7,500 members in our jurisdictional area, consisting of 33 counties in Western Pennsylvania and 3 counties in Ohio. These 7,500 brothers and sisters work in the field for contractors, private businesses and municipalities.

Raising The Standard

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Executive Officers

Thomas C. Melisko, Jr.
Business Manager
Jesse DiRenna
President
Shawn Bertiaux
Recording/Corresponding Sec.
Mark Shepler
Financial Secretary
Jake McChesney
Vice President
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Staff Members

Angela Vasbinder
Bookkeeper
Peggi Crawford
Dues Transactions
Dawn Porco
Office Manager
Hayley Thomas
Dues/Events
Karen Whitney
Contracting
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Legislative Affairs

Government is an integral part of the construction industry. It is deeply intertwined with the work that we do as Operating Engineers. As such, Local 66 advocates aggressively to local, state, and federal governments. Our advocacy focuses solely on issues that protect our wages and benefits, stimulate economic development creating work opportunities, growing market share, and improving job safety and training. We also understand that to succeed we must engage both Republicans and Democrats at all levels of government.

Your participation in the political process is crucial. Please be registered to vote and give consideration to candidates our political team recommends. We are heavily involved in Harrisburg and follow voting records and trends closely.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact President Jesse Direnna at (412) 968-9120, Ext 130 or by email at jdirenna@iuoe66.org.

120 Years Strong

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66 has provided contractors with competent and qualified Operating Engineers and Operating Engineer Apprentices for a long time. Over our history, our members have proven to be some of the best operators that our contractors work with. We believe strongly in proper training and educating our members preparing them for success as a member of Local 66. To date, we represent over 7,500 members throughout our jurisdictional area in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

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