Local 49 raises concerns about Northern Natural Gas hiring Texas labor

Local 49 submitted a letter to the regulatory agency in charge of permitting a proposed Northern Natural Gas project in Minnesota. Local 49 Business Manager Jason George issued the following…

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New Enhanced Membership Benefits

For a few months now, we have been talking about providing you an enhanced death benefit as part of a broader package of member benefits. We recently conducted a By-laws…

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Minnesota and the Dakotas Poised for Post-COVID-19 Clean Energy Boom

According to new research from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute (MEPI) and the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI), three of the nation’s leading producers of renewable energy are poised to lead…

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Local 49 Partners with Minnesota Virtual Academy to Offer Online Heavy Equipment Courses for High School Students

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49 and Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) have partnered together to offer a unique opportunity for high school students to complete online elective…

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Local 49 will have Union Meetings in September

The COVID-19 situation has prevented us from having Union meetings for the last few months.  We have been cautious in our approach to do our part to prevent the spread…

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