Welcome To The Official Website Of The International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 14-14b's Ethical Practices Attorney


On November 24, 2009, the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District Court of New York, appointed George A. Stamboulidis, Esq. as the Ethical Practices Attorney (the “EPA”) for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B (“Local 14” or the "Local").

Among other things, the EPA is charged with eliminating any remaining elements of corruption from Local 14 and overseeing and certifying new elections.  The Federal Court took this action because, since at least 1980, New York City's construction industry, and Local 14 in particular, have been targeted for infiltration, control, influence and corruption by organized crime. 


The EPA intends for this website to be a valuable resource for Local 14 members and an additional means of communication between the EPA and members.  Additionally, this website is designed to assist Local 14 members in learning about:


  1. the events precipitating the Federal Court's imposition of the Consent Decree on the Local;
  2. the rights and responsibilities accorded by the IUOE's Constitution and Local 14's By-Laws and Job Referral Rules;
  3. the new procedures instituted in connection with the Federal Court action; and
  4. labor laws and union governance generally.


Please continue to check this website as it will be regularly updated.