Member Benefits

Job Protection

Members have the full power of the Union to represent, protect, and defend them in any discipline, grievance, arbitration, or other matter that may occur in the workplace. Non-members do not receive representation in any matter other than grievances. Hiring a private attorney — in the simplest of matters — can cost a minimum of $1,500 to $2,000. In complicated cases, attorney fees can run to $10,000 or more per case.


Membership Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

As a member, you will have an automatic $3,000 Life Insurance plus an additional $3,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Policy at no cost to you. Non-members are not eligible for this benefit.

Voting Rights

Only members can attend union meetings, vote in Local Union elections, vote on how the Union should be run, vote on what it should be trying to accomplish, or vote on what it shouldn’t be doing. Only members can offer proposals for negotiations for new contracts. Only members can vote on the ratification of any new contract. Only members have a say, a vote on what is happening to you in your workplace, on your salaries, on your working conditions, on your benefits. Non-members don’t have any of these rights.


As a member, you may qualify for election or appointment as a Steward if you want to become actively engaged in the Unit activities. As a member, you may qualify for appointment on the Unit-wide negotiating team, the unit-wide or departmental safety committees, the Unit-wide or departmental joint management-labor committees, the Unit-wide or departmental Apprenticeship committees, on any committee that is formed or activated. Non-members cannot participate in these activities.

Credit Union

Members are eligible for IUOE Credit Union membership with assets in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Checking, savings, Visa cards, auto, boat, motorcycle, recreational vehicles, motor homes, trailers, mobile home loans, home and personal loans, first mortgages on homes — all at the UNION interest rates, the lowest to be found anywhere.

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Livermore CA 94551
Telephone: 925-454-4000
FAX: 925-454-4005
Toll Free: 800-877-4444
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Apprenticeship Opportunities

Members can view appreticeship opportunities at the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) website. These opportunities give members a chance to gain employable lifetime skills and provides employers with a highly skilled and experienced workforce while strengthening California’s economy. Click here to access website.

Educational Reimbursement

Members may be eligible for reimbursement of tuition and books costs for classes taken are for the purpose of improving job skills or for job advancement. Annually, members’ children are eligible to apply for college scholarships that are awarded by the Locals. Non-members are not eligible for these benefits.


We teamed up with BenefitHub to provide our valued members access to exclusive discounts not available to the public including, Disneyland, Universal Studios, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, CityPASS, Hotels, and lots more!

To access the discounts, send your name, employer, job site and job classification to: Once your Unit 12 membership is validated, you will receive an email with the BenefitHub website links.


The following forms are available for our valued members.

Annual Leave (Flex Elect)


Reimbursement Account (Flex Elect)

Group Legal Services Insurance Plan

Travel and Reimbursements

Worker’ Compensation

AWW Calendars

Military Leave information


Class Specifications information

Pay dates

Paycheck withholding simulator

OE Federal Bank information

Union Plus information

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Office  1620 North Market - Sacramento, CA 95834                Phone  916-444-6880             Email