Chris Rieck

OUR MEMBERS:

Chris Rieck

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“I know they always stand up for us
and have our back.”

OUR MEMBERS:

Mark Doble

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“I really feel that I need to give back
to my community...it’s an important part
of being a member of a community.”

OUR MEMBERS:

Akeethia Brown

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“When I go home at night I can say that I’ve at least
learned three new things that day, To me, that’s
what life is about.”

Mike Holden

OUR MEMBERS:

Mike Holden

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"I love working with the kids – they’re the future of the country –
but it’s also been great working with the employees of the
school district…I hope I can continue to do that.”

OUR MEMBERS:

Geoff Movold

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"I am an operator, and I know every aspect of what we do,”
- Geoff Movold, of Fargo, North Dakota, has been a member
of Local 49 for more than 10 years.

OUR MEMBERS:

Kat Ertter

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Her advice to those thinking of switching careers is “be
willing to learn.” “Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and
recognize that you can always improve on something,”

Kathy McCoy

OUR MEMBERS:

Kathy McCoy

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“I’m very proud—so proud that I want to
show my family what I’ve done.”

Monte McKeig

OUR MEMBERS:

Monte McKeig

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“He was such a great guy, I’m so proud of my dad,”
Monte's Daughter, MN Supreme Court Justice Anne
McKeig said. “And he was very union proud.”

Mike Kokuck

OUR MEMBERS:

Mike Kuklok

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"My dad taught me and I’ve learned a lot through being
in the union.My mentors have given me training, and
now it’s my opportunity to give back to the industry."

OUR MEMBERS:

Jodie Starch

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"This kind of work… is vital to us as a country, and
to us as a state. It keeps our country going."

OUR MEMBERS:

Doug Stave

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"There is a limitless opportunity to grow skills and
continue a career in doing what you love to do as a 49er. "

The 2017 Local 49 Summer Picnic will be on Sunday, June 25

RSVP information and other details will be announced soon!

A message from Local 49 Business Manager Glen Johnson

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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

What is “Right To Work” (RTW)?

Right-to-Work isn't a 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.

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