Charley Lavery

Charley Lavery - WISF Board Member

Senior Business Representative, Operating Engineers Local 3

Charley Lavery is District Representative and Auditor with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3, representing Heavy Equipment Operators, Surveyors and Construction Materials Inspectors, as well as Caltrans workers. He worked over 20 years in the field on large Infrastructure projects including the retrofit of the Golden Gate Bridge, BART to SFO, and the New Bay Bridge. He joined the Staff of Local 3 in 2006 and he now directs their San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin operations. Charley has worked with CBOs to recruit over 250 individuals for the OE3 Apprenticeship. His current position entails negotiating Labor Contracts and PLAs with Local Hire provisions, working with stakeholders to generate employment opportunities in San Francisco, writing successful grants for collaborative training programs for local residents and presenting annual training programs for the 80+ field staff of OE3.

Education; Derby College of Art and Technology, Construction Industry Training Board. CCSF

Current Positions: Member, Transbay TJPA Joint Administrative Committee and CAC. Executive Board San Mateo Labor Council. Executive Board San Francisco Metal Trades Council. Delegate San Francisco Building Trades Council, Trustee San Mateo Building Trades. Member, Law and Leg Committee San Francisco Labor Council. Union Representative, Labor and Industrial Relations Program, Stanford University