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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Local 49 Duluth Office Hours of Operation Change

Beginning on Monday, December 28, 2020, the Local 49 Duluth Office will now only be open on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. However, Duluth members are encouraged to…

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Three Local 49 Signatory Contractors were Award Recipients During the AGC 2020 Award Recognition Week

Congratulations to Atlas Foundation, Park Construction, and Rachel Contracting who each won the Jeff Jensen Memorial Construction Safety Excellence Award during the 2020 AGC Award Recognition Week. Contractors who apply…

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Enbridge Line 3 Project Receives Final Permit to Begin Construction

Today, the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement project received its final permit and the project will now move toward finally beginning construction. Local 49 Business Manager Jason George issued the following…

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Line 3 Receives State Agency Permits

Local 49 Business Manager Jason George released the following statement in response to the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project receiving state agency permits. Today, science, reason and logic won. The…

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Statement to Members regarding cancellation of all union meetings

Effective immediately, and under authority granted to all Business Managers in the nation from General President Callahan, all Local 49 union meetings are suspended for November and December. We will…

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General President Callahan Issues Statement Following the Election Results

Every member should take a minute and read this statement from our General President about the recent elections and the aftermath. “I stand 100 percent behind General President James Callahan…

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Additional Meeting Months for Granite Falls

The Granite Falls union meeting months will now be December – April on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Rock Dining & Event Center, 1940 11th Ave. Granite Falls, MN 56241 at…

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Local 49 Participates in Infrastructure Bonding Bill Signing with Governor Tim Walz

Today Local 49, along with our fellow building trades unions, gathered at the Iron Workers Local 512 Training Center to participate in a bill signing with Governor Tim Walz for…

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Local 49 Business Manager Jason George Message to Members on Passage of Bonding Bill

“I am very pleased to announce that both the Minnesota House and Senate have now passed an infrastructure bonding bill that will invest close to $2 billion in projects across…

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Local 49 Final Endorsement List

Local 49 Final Endorsement List 2020 Click here to view the Local 49 endorsement flyer U.S. Senate Tina Smith (DFL) U.S. Congress MN 6th District – Tom Emmer (Republican) MN…

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Business Manager Jason George issued the following statement regarding urgency of passing bonding bill this week during special session

“For months now construction workers, small and large businesses, material suppliers, architects, engineers, and local communities totaling hundreds of thousands of Minnesotan’s have watched our political leaders fail to pass…

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