"There is a limitless opportunity to grow skills and continue a career in doing what you love to do as a 49er. "
Winners of the 2017 Local 49 Scholarship Raffle!
James Baird of Farmington, MN
Steve Reicherts of Glenville, MN
Aaron Eggenberger of Lake City, MN
Rob Slothovber of Cambridge, MN
Jon Rose of Mahtomedi, MN
A message from Local 49 Business Manager Glen Johnson
Local 49 Communication Efforts
In the last six months Local 49 has significantly stepped up our communication efforts to our members. Local 49 is making it easier than ever to find out what’s going on in your union, and we have a lot of exciting communications initiatives.
We have rolled out a text-messaging program that will allow members to sign up to receive text alerts about important events and information.
We have also updated our e-mail system, and through that process, have doubled the number of emails we have in our system in the last 6 months. Local 49 has increased our public relations efforts to not only the members, but with the general public. We have raised our brand profile with targeted Facebook posts that have doubled our social media followers in three months, and we continue to add more followers.
We also have a new Member’s Only Section that includes contracts, an electronic out of work list, information on dues and much more. Click here to be taken to that portal.
In addition, Local 49 has been on major market Twin Cities drive time radio talking about unions, received a featured op-ed published in the Star Tribune on pipeline issues, and promoted numerous charitable efforts and other important community efforts by our union that have been seen and heard by tens of thousands of people in our jurisdiction.
I encourage all members to keep checking back to local49.org, follow our Facebook page here and register for the Member’s Only portal here.
Want to get text alerts from Local 49? Text 'Local49' to 62346
The Local 49 Summer Picnic will be Sunday, June 25! RSVP info will be announced soon!
What is “Right To Work” (RTW)?
Do you realize that a worker can spend an entire career working at a Union shop, pay zero dues their entire career because they’re in a so-called “right-to-work” state, and then get the same pension and health care in retirement that dues paying members get?
No other organization in America is forced to provide services and benefits to people who pay nothing for those services and benefits.
It is time to bring some fairness back into this system – Unions should be allowed to charge for the services that they are legally required to provide to workers that chose to work at a Union shop.