Sites & Links

International Union of Operating Engineers

IUOE Local 49 represents the members of the International Union of Operating Engineers working in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Local 49 Training Center

At Local 49 Training we are committed to the best possible educational opportunities for you! Whether you are sure of your educational goals, or still undecided, Local 49 Training is a great place to start your future. We are a comprehensive educational facility located in Hinckley, Minnesota.

Local 49 Health & Welfare

The Operating Engineers Local 49 Health and Welfare Fund is a self funded multi-employer health plan with approximately 36,000 participants. The Fund is overseen by a board of trustees made up of both Labor and Management. The Trustees are committed to providing you and your family with the tools, information and programs you need to take control of your health. Click on the link above to view the benefits and programs available to you and your family.

Central Pension Fund

The Central Pension Fund is the pension fund established to provide retirement to members of International Union of Operating Engineers. Plan benefits are based upon annual employer contributions for participants which are reported to CPF from employer locations. If you have any questions regarding your pension please visit their website or contact them at 202-362-1000 ext. 521

Helmets to Hardhats

The Helmets to Hardhats program connects National Guard, Reserve, and former military personnel with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.Candidates can access information about careers and apprenticeships via the Internet from anywhere in the world. The Helmets to Hardhats profile they complete helps communicate to hiring managers the transferable skills they acquired during their military service.

Employers can also take advantage of Helmets to Hardhats. After establishing an account, employers can search and identify highly qualified veterans in the Helmets to Hardhats database.

The program is administered by the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment, and Veterans Employment and headquartered in Washington, D.C. Direction for management of the center comes from a board of trustees comprised of equal numbers of employer and labor trustees. Click here to go to the Helmets to Hardhats website. 

Union Plus

Union Plus is brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO to provide consumer benefits to members and retirees of participating labor unions such as discounts for union members on AT&T accounts 15% off.

Download the UnionPlus App to receive additional discounts:

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As part of the ongoing discussion about how to strengthen America’s union movement for the future, the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a centralized website for union members to submit their comments, read comments, download proposals from national unions, state federations and central labor councils, find facts on the union movement, get emails, sign petitions, and more.

Minneapolis Unions E-Activist List

Sign up for the Minneapolis Unions E-Activist List online.

Shop Union Boot Pro

Shop 100% American made boots through Union Boot Pro and receive 27% off your purchase when you use the code Oe0049mD (case sensitive code) or call toll-free at 1-800-723-5384 to place your order.

Hotel Discounts

For Local 49 members and families several hotels in the Twin Cities offers discounted rates.

Holiday Inn Express in Roseville: Special rate is $70.00 per night Sun. – Thurs. and $82 per night Fri. & Sat. by calling 651-294-7200 or walk in and ask for the “Local 49” rate. You can also book on their website at and find the Corp ID field and select Corp ID# 100224970.

AmericInn Hotel & Suites Mounds View: Special rate Sunday – Thursday $79.00 per night and Fri/Sat is 20% off the full rate by calling 763-786-2000 and ask for the “Local 49” rate.

Radisson Hotel Roseville: Special rate is $102 per night by calling 651-636-4567 and ask for the Local 49 rate.

AmericInn by Wyndham Rochester, MN: Special rate is $70-$80 per night (Sunday – Thursday) and $92-96 per night (Friday and Saturday) by calling 507-536-7000 and ask for the Local 49 rate.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Rochester MN: Special rate is $91 per night by calling the Sales Manager at 507-258-6100 and ask about the Local 49 rate.

Courtyard Marriott Fargo: Special rate is $89 per night by calling 701-364-5500 and ask for the Local 49 rate.

Union House (All American Imprints)

Union House is just north of the Twin Cities metro area in Wyoming, MN, and you can get high-quality, union-made (in the USA) apparel on their website as well. Men’s work clothes, blue jeans, jackets, golf shirts, even underwear! They also do custom screen printing and embroidery. You can order on their website or by calling 651-462-7710.

Minnesota Building Trades Federal Credit Union

Members and retirees of Operating Engineers Local #49 (and their families) are eligible to join Minnesota Building Trades Federal Credit Union. MBTFCU is a union shop offering a full range of financial services and some of the lowest loan rates in the Upper Midwest.Visit Minnesota Building Trades FCU online, or give them a call at 763-315-3888 or 800-496-2460.