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 the recent passing of the $2 billion infrastructure bonding bill.
Local 49 Business Manager Jason George released the following statement:
“The signing of the infrastructure bonding bill is a significant victory for our members, our jobs, and for all Minnesotans who utilize the infrastructure we build every day. I’m proud that politics were pushed aside to come together and pass a bill that will create tens of thousands of good paying union jobs and bring some much needed economic stability to Minnesota, especially during these uncertain times.
I want to thank Governor Walz, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, Senator Minority Leader Susan Kent, bonding committee leads Senator David Senjem, Senator Sandy Pappas, Representative Mary Murphy, and Representative Dean Urdahl, as well as every member that voted for this bill for their courage in rejecting partisan politics and doing what is right for the people of Minnesota.
Local 49 will continue our approach to work with both sides of the aisle to ensure that infrastructure jobs remain non-partisan, and the signing of this bill is a major win in that effort.”