Blood Drive This Friday at the Union Hall!

Local 891 Member,

Please attend our blood drive this Friday, May 26th.  Refer to  this flyer  for further details.



March 2, 2017

Local 891 Member,

     The next asbestos screening for Local 891 Members will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 beginning at 7AM and ending at 12 Noon.     Please fill out this form and fax back to Joanne Oneill @ 212-941-4835 or email it to:   The location of the exam is;   Medical Associates of Wall Street 65 Broadway Suite 903 New York, N.Y. 10006.

    When I receive your application you will receive an E-Mail with appointment time and forms to fill out and bring with you to the screening.    

Respectfully Yours,  

Joanne ONeill, Occupational Health & Safety Chairperson Local 891

718-455-9731  Ext. 266


December 9, 2016

Local 891 members,
Last week DSF issued Circular No. 4 regarding bank accounts.
Under no circumstance should you put your own money into the HSBC account nor should you pay employee taxes, building deficits or workman’s compensation insurance with your own money. If you have any questions regarding this circular, please contact Local 891.

Any CE who receives an invoice from the New York State Insurance Fund post audit of their payroll records should contact the Local 891 Compensation Insurance Chairman to arrange for a review of their account to determine the precise amount due the NYSIF before they pay that invoice. The amount due may differ from the actual amount owed.

Also any Custodian Engineer who receives an audit bill from the NYSIF and does not have sufficient funding in their HSBC account to pay the bill should contact the Local 891 Compensation Insurance Chairman immediately.  This is of particular importance if your NYSIF audit bill exceeds $10,000.00 to avoid collection activity against you.
Any CE that has not yet had a payroll audit by the NYSIF should also contact the Compensation Insurance Chairman for assistance as soon as possible. All Custodian Engineers must have an audit of their payrolls as part of the insurance cancellation process.


S-12 & S-13 Prep Classes/Extended Use Rates

There has been renewed interest in the S-12 and S-13 Certificate of Fitness exam prep  courses conducted by Local 891. If you would like to attend one or both of these In-Service prep courses, please contact us at and let us know which course you wish to enroll in .  If you need to take both exams, let us know. For your convenience, we will schedule both exams on the same day.

This document contains the latest extended use rates.  The amounts reimbursed may vary.  We will be sending an email clarifying which holidays the custodial workers have off this month, as soon as the information is confirmed.



Welcome to the Local 891 Web Site.

I hope you find the information contained herein and the features available to you to be very useful. Any suggestions for improvement, added content or if you find errors please direct them by email to This site contains many improvements over our original site, including many more forms that our members may need. These forms are now faster to download, and many can be filled out on your computer before you print them out.

“This is my role according to the International Union of Operating Engineers Constitution, Article XXIV-Subdivision 2 Powers and Duties of Officers Section (a) President.”

“It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings, enforce the Constitution, Laws, Rules, Ritual and customs of the organization; to decide all questions of order subject to an appeal to the Local Union; to cast the deciding vote in case of a tie; to sign all orders on the Treasurer for the disposition of funds authorized by the Local Union; to appoint all committees unless otherwise provided for; to be custodian of the quarterly password and examine the credentials of any member before bestowing the same; to furnish the General President full and complete information on any subject within his control or knowledge when requested; and to perform such other duties as appertain to his office or which may from time to time be delegated to him by action of the Local Union or other authorities in the organization. I would like to add, that I see it as my responsibility that to the best of my abilities, I ensure that each and every member of this union receives fair and equal treatment from anyone serving in any capacity for this union. I recognize it is my obligation to keep the membership informed about actions taken by my administration which will affect our membership. I will work to defend the contract under which this membership works, by all means necessary and available. I encourage those of you who did not check the “yes” box to be included in the mailing list when you registered to go back and do it through the edit profile section available on the main menu bar of the site. This will add your email address to a list of members who receive occasional updates from me, including links to newspaper articles and various documents of interest. Those of you who chose this option will also receive emailed versions of most relays. I strongly encourage all members to participate in all events sponsored by the union, including district lunches, monthly membership meetings, and our annual Dinner Dance. I welcome all comments and suggestions, use the link on the left to send me email.”


Robert J Troeller
President/Business Manager