Local 49 Metro Area Summer Picnic is Cancelled

It is with great sadness that Local 49 has made the difficult decision to cancel the Metro Area Summer Picnic scheduled for June 28th at Hope Glen Farm. We apologize…

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Local 49 Responds to Bonding Bill Failure

Despite having four months to find a deal on a bonding bill, Minnesota’s political leaders ended session last night and failed to invest in Minnesota’s infrastructure and the people that build…

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COVID-19 Survivor and Local 49 Member Dick Kryzer Shares His Story

On March 17, Dick Kryzer, a 12-year Local 49 member and plant operator for MET Council, experienced the first symptoms of what would later be confirmed as COVID-19. Kryzer is…

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2020 Local 49 Scholarship Recipients

Recipients of a Scholarship award from Local 49 will be announced at the General Membership Meeting on June 17, 2020.  Ten grants of $1,000.00 each were awarded this year and…

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Local 49 Training Center is Hiring – Health & Safety Technical Education Instructor

The Local 49 Training is currently hiring for a Health and Safety Technical Education Instructor. This position will remain open until filled. Click here to view the job description, qualifications and…

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Local 49 Member Joe Abeyta Endorsed for State Representative in District 5B

This week, Joe Abeyta, heavy equipment operator with IUOE Local 49, a city councilman, veteran, husband, and father of three from the City of LaPrairie, won the endorsement of the Minnesota Democratic…

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Local 49 Business Manager Jason George responds to Great River Energy’s announcement to retire Coal Creek Station in 2022

Today, Great River Energy (GRE), a not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative providing power in Minnesota and Wisconsin, announced plans to retire its 1,151-megawatt (MW) coal generating power plant, Coal Creek Station,…

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Local 49 supports Congressman Stauber’s efforts to end our reliance on foreign supply chains for critical minerals

Recently, Congressman Stauber issued a press release after he introduced legislation that will incentivize American manufacturers to purchase domestically sourced critical minerals. In doing so, the Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Chain…

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Statement from IUOE Local 49 Business Manager Jason George regarding Bonding Bill in Minnesota

Over the weekend, Minnesota House Republican Minority Leader Kurt Daudt published a statement that tied the fate of a critical infrastructure bonding bill to a growing constitutional dispute between some…

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Local 49 Union Meetings in May Cancelled

I have made the difficult decision to cancel all regular monthly Local 49 Union meetings for the month of May. This includes the Minneapolis General Membership meeting. IUOE General President…

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Local 49 Training Center Open for Field Training on May 6

The Local 49 Training Center will open for field training starting Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. Because we must maintain social distancing guidelines and adhere to proper safety protocol, training availability…

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