February Union Meetings

Local 49 Members, We have come up with a plan for union meetings in February that we believe keeps us in compliance with the current law on gatherings. In February,…

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Local 49 Stands with Teamsters Local 120 – Boycott Marathon Gas Stations

More than 200 of our brothers and sisters from Teamsters Local 120 are walking a picket line right now at Marathon Refinery in St. Paul Park. We stand with them….

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Membership Victory: Local 49 Secures A Settlement in Minnesota’s First-Ever Public-Sector Unfair Labor Practice Charge

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached our state and began to significantly affect our members in March of 2020, I personally notified all Local 49 employers that this Local would commit…

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Local 49 Business Manager Jason George Statement on revocation of Keystone XL permits

“The news yesterday that President Biden has revoked the permit for Keystone XL is a blow to our membership. There are dozens of members that were already working on pump…

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RSVP for Operating Engineers Local 49 Health Fund Benefit and Health Meetings!

Active/Pre-Medicare Retiree Benefit Meetings   The Operating Engineers Local 49 Health and Welfare Fund will be hosting virtual benefit meetings for all Active/Pre-Medicare Retiree participants! What will be presented at the…

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Brock Keaton Jr. – First Year Local 49 Apprentice

After graduating with a four-year degree, Brock Keaton Jr. is now in his first year as a Local 49 apprentice and says that “this has been the best career choice.”…

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MN Public Utilities Commission approves several wind projects in Local 49’s jurisdiction to be built by Xcel Energy

On May 7th, 2020, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission invited power providers to submit proposals that would aid in Minnesota’s economic recovery.  Xcel Energy responded with a 7 wind repower…

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Local 49 letter of support for Teamsters Local 120 fight to get a fair contract at Marathon Refinery in St. Paul Park.

Click here to read Local 49’s letter of support for Teamsters Local 120 fight to get a fair contract at Marathon Refinery in St. Paul Park.

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January Union Meetings Cancelled

As a reminder, all union meetings are cancelled for the month of January. Local 49 Business Manager Jason George will provide a video update this month to update members on…

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