Local 49 Partners with Native American-Owned Organization to Provide Training and Potential Career Opportunities

Pictured are Five Skies participants completing oiler training at the Local 49 Training Center Local 49 recently partnered with Five Skies Training and Consulting, a Native American-owned organization specializing in…

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Local 49 Responds to Proposed Mineral Withdrawal Plan for Northern Minnesota

“Today’s announcement by the Biden Administration to initiate yet another mineral withdrawal study is a disheartening blow to job creation on the Iron Range and casts doubt on the seriousness…

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Operating Engineers Career Pathway Program Hands-On Event

On Saturday, October 9, over 60 students enrolled in the Operating Engineers Career Pathway program received hands-on experience operating equipment at the Local 49 Training Center as part of the…

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Local 49 Business Manager statement on the status of Twin Cities public sector contract negotiations 

I wanted to update the membership on an urgent matter. Contract negotiations with several large Twin Cities public employers are not going well. Our more than 100 members that work…

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Local 49 Supports Committee to Educate Voters on Negative Impacts of Rent Control

A broad coalition of civic and housing leaders has launched efforts in St. Paul and Minneapolis to educate voters and defeat rent control ballot initiatives which, if passed, would result…

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