Press Release January 28, 2014

IUOE Local 318 Chooses JayStar Group’s ORION XE™ Membership and Dues Solution

Norwalk, CT- January 28, 2014. JayStar Group President David Roger announced today that Operating Engineers Local 318 (IUOE Local 318) in Marion, IL has selected JayStar Group, Inc. (JayStar) to install its ORION XE Membership and Dues System. This advanced solution has replaced IUOE Local 318’s various legacy systems. The ORION suite is a comprehensive set of applications configured to meet the specific needs of labor organizations large and small. JayStar’s solutions and staff are widely recognized by leading labor unions as leading experts in labor financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and back-office software and services.

In his announcement, Mr. Roger stated:

“We are extremely honored by IUOE Local 318’s choice of JayStar Group as its vendor of choice as they upgrade their systems to provide premier services to their members in 14 southern counties of Illinois. The union is taking a major step in modernizing their systems, allowing them to improve their administrative functions and obtain new tools for enhanced services and better mobilization of their resources. We are looking forward to building a strong partnership with this new valued customer.”

Rick Hilliard, Business Manager of Local 318, stated: “Our partnership with JayStar is very important. We selected them so that we can improve the efficiency of our back-office operations and let us spend more time focusing on meeting the needs of our membership.”

About JayStar Group, Inc.

JayStar Group has a complete range of products and services to help labor organizations meet many of their “back office” challenges. Services and products range from union membership, dues collection, grievance and contracts, and hiring hall to accounting system installation and training for Microsoft Dynamics™ GP and QuickBooks®. Compliance services include full service preparation as well as customizations for LM-2 reporting. JayStar also provides custom software solutions to meet unique labor organization needs. From initial consulting to improved membership support to full regulatory compliance, JayStar Group is truly “Labor’s Information Solution.”

JayStar Group is a Microsoft® Certified Partner and an Intuit® Affiliate specializing in accounting systems and financial information systems that are most appropriate for the customer’s needs.

JayStar Group’s clients include:
• Change to Win
• CWA (International and locals)
• International Union of Operating Engineers (International and locals)
• United Mine Workers of America (International and locals)

For more information and to see the full range of our compliance products and services, please visit JayStar group’s website at at, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About IUOE Local 318, as stated on their website:
“We are a local made up of 900 skilled operators and hundreds of signatory contractors along with shops, city workers, and quarries in the area. Local 318 works to negotiate the best possible wages, fringes, and working conditions for all of our members.

Our Local was founded in 1932 in Harrisburg, IL and moved to Marion, IL in 1996 where it now resides. Local 318’s unionized market share is above average for the nation at 98%. We value training and have a growing apprenticeship facility, providing apprenticeship entry level training and journeymen upgrade training to all members. Offering the best possible operators to our signatory contractors. We are politically active and have a good working relationship with our local and state representatives. We understand that organizing increases our clout at the bargaining table and work closely with our surrounding sister locals and other crafts.”

For more information about IUOE Local 318, please visit their website at
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