" If I went to work in a factory, the first thing I'd do would be to join a union "

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

This Website is dedicated to the Men and Women in the Construction

Trades Unions that risk there life day after day in all kinds of weather conditions to build

Future for ourselves and our children....

 My name is Marianne Rafferty and I have been an Operating Engineer for 29 years now

 and have had this site up and running going on 20 years. I have some personal insights, links to great sites, awesome job site photographs, safety tips and charts and a guest book with comments from Australia to Japan to New Zealand! I am not in a position to get photos from jobs now so I rely on all of you to send them to me so I can post them! Please send to my email address mariannerafferty@gmail.com . It's obvious I love my career choice but it wasn't and isn't always easy. Skill, patience, education, undoubtedly experience are all needed. Getting along in a team atmosphere with 99.999% men is also important.

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I'm Proud To Be Union

It's obvious now that times are hard

Our nations image is deeply scarred.

The Government gives the Unions blame,

And too many of us accept the shame.

Instead of applying the things we've learned

We take for granted what our forefathers earned.

Our newest enemy is our Sister or Brother

Ignorance says we fight each other.

These back-stabbing people are so confused

They're not Union Members, they just pay their dues.

Members don't tell on their Brother, man.

Or refuse to help when they know they can!

It's easy to talk, to complain and cuss,

But our Union's future depends on us!!

We can put dignity back in our label.

It won't be easy, but I know we're able.

Being strong takes more than a few,

It takes everyone, and that includes you!!


Let's all be proud to be UNION!

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