How do I find out about my health insurance benefits?

Visit the Operating Engineers Local 49 Health and Welfare Fund website dedicated to helping you understand how to use your health and welfare benefits.

How do I get additional training or enroll in the apprenticeship program?

Visit the Local 49 Training Fund website www.local49training.org for more information on training  and the apprenticeship program.

Are there educational scholarship opportunities for my family?

Yes. Click here to find out more information and apply for Local 49’s Scholarship.

I have questions about unionizing my current work place?

We’d be happy to help you. Click here to contact Local 49’s Organizing Director.

When and where are local union meetings?

Click here to see a list of monthly membership meetings and times.

Who is my business agent?

Click here to go to our Find my Agent page where there is a map to help you find who your business agent is.

Who are the officers of Local 49?

Click here to go to the officer’s page.

Where are you located, and how do I get in touch?

Our Main Office is in Minneapolis:
2829 Anthony Lane South, Minneapolis, MN 55418

(612) 788-9441
(800) 788-9441

If you need one of the offices outside the Twin Cities metro area, click for a listing of those office locations.


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