Welcome to Local 178

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS


Local 178 of the International Union of Operating Engineers is headquartered at 4025 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76180 and our contact numbers are 1-800-633-6028 and fax 817-284-1193, with voice mail available 24-7. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 5 PM. We have a staff of professionals devoted to providing our members with quality representation in the areas of:

Contract negotiation
Grievance handling and arbitration
Pension and trust fund management
Financial services
Political action

Browse through our website and see what Local 178 is all about.

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Map of Jurisdiction for Local 178

TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION of LOCAL 178

Consists  Of The Following Counties (above the bold line on the map ):

ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BORDEN, BOSQUE, BOWIE, BRISCOE, BROWN, CALLAHAN, CAMP, CARSON, CASS, CASTRO, CHEROKEE, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLIN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, COTTLE, CROSBY, DALLAM, DALLAS, DAWSON, DEAF SMITH, DELTA, DENTON, DICKENS, DONLEY, EASTLAND, ECTOR, ELLIS, ERATH, FANNIN, FISHER, FLOYD, FOARD, FRANKLIN, FREESTONE, GAINES, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, GRAYSON, GREGG, HALE, HALL, HAMILTON, HANSFORD, HARDEMAN, HARRISON, HARTLEY, HASKELL, HEMPHILL, HENDERSON, HILL, HOCKLEY, HOOD, HOPKINS, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUNT, HUTCHINSON, IRION, JONES, JACK, JOHNSON, KAUFMAN, KENT, KING, KNOX, LAMAR, LAMB, LIBSCOMB, LIMESTONE, LOVING, LUBBOCK, LYNN, McCULLOCH, MARION, MARTIN, MIDLAND, MITCHELL, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MORRIS, MOTLEY, NACOGDOCHES, NAVARRO, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARMER, PARKER, POTTER, RAINES, RANDALL, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROCKWALL, RUNNELS, RUSK, SCURRY, SHACKLEFORD, SHELBY, SHERMAN, SMITH, SOMMERVELL, STEPHENS, STERLING, STONEWALL, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TITUS, TOM GREEN, UPSHUR, VAN ZANDT, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WINKLER, WISE, WOOD, YOAKUM and YOUNG.

The jurisdiction is approximately 600 miles at the widest points east, west and approximately 350 miles at the longest points north, south.

As long as there is organized capital, there will be organized labor. And, that is as it should be in a democratic society.

The true union member wants to help, and not hinder, his employer. He realizes that the more successful the business is, the more successful the employee will be… if he receives fair value for his labor, and a fair share of the profits he has helped produce.

A working man’s life is valuable. Every time the clock ticks, there goes a second off that life. When he sells the hours of his life to make a profit for someone else, he is entitled to all he can get for those precious hours.

Workers try to get as much as possible for the hours of their lives that they sell to their employers. By himself, this is difficult. He can be broken like a stick. But, breaking a bundle of sticks is not so easy.

That is why working people organize unions: to help in getting a share of the profits they bring into a successful business. Unionism has brought about, in addition to reasonable pay, better working conditions, more job security, and more leisure time for workers to enjoy vacation and pension benefits.

It is an ignorant man who values his life cheaply, sells it cheaply, and works hours to make his employer richer, to the extent that he keeps himself poor.

Well-paid organized labor is a good thing for any town. The more a worker earns, the more he has to spend. And the more he spends, the better it is for the merchant, the farmer, and everyone else.

by Dr. David M. Baxter, an Evangelical Protestant Minister