Short-term disability insurance deadline extended to April 30!

Welcome

We are the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49.
My name is Jason George and I am the elected Business Manager/Financial Secretary for the Union. Local 49 was formed in 1927, and we have a proud tradition of fighting for the rights of workers in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We represent heavy equipment operators/mechanics and stationary engineers.

who we represent

MEMBER RESOURCES

For more member information and updates, click the button to access MemberLink.

MemberLink

CAREERS

Do you want to earn wages and benefits that afford you a good lifestyle without racking up student loan debt?

Do you have skills as a heavy equipment operator but aren’t getting paid what you deserve or lack benefits?

Do you want your job to have meaning, and to help build our country?

If you answered yes to any of these questions – becoming a member of our Union is the future you are looking for.

BUILD YOUR CAREER

NEWS

  • Apply to attend Tradeswomen Build Nations 2024

    The Local 49 Executive Board will select up to 10 members to send to the 2024 Tradeswomen Build Nations conference, with expenses paid. The annual event, hosted by NABTU (North America’s Building Trades Unions),…

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  • Health fund webinars scheduled

    Members, do you want to hear updated information about the Health Fund and get answers to questions you may have? Please attend a virtual meeting via Zoom this spring to…

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Our Impact

Political Action

Learn more about our non-partisan approach to politics, and what IUOE Local 49 is doing to create jobs and protect our collective bargaining rights.

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Training

At Local 49’s Training Center we are committed to the best possible educational opportunities for members of IUOE Local 49

VISIT PAGE

The road to a healthier you.

The Operating Engineers Local 49 Health and Welfare Fund is a self funded multi-employer health plan with approximately 38,000 participants. The Fund is overseen by a board of trustees made up of both Labor and Management.

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