IUOE Local 49 is dedicated to helping our members and your families, especially during times of need. Below are some resources that members have available to them to help during challenging times.


Local 49 Catastrophe Relief Fund

Consistent with its objective to improve the lives of its members and their families and that “In Unity There Is Strength”, Local 49 has created the Catastrophe Relief Fund  to provide financial and/or dues aid directly to members in good standing who have suffered the loss of their home, the long-term loss of income or are incurring substantial unforeseen expenses due to a natural disaster, serious illness or injury, or other unforeseen catastrophic event in the last twelve months.

This service is not intended to replace or be a substitute for making a claim on any applicable insurance policies or sources of income (such as health insurance, workers compensation, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, home owner’s insurance, etc…). Completed applications will be reviewed by the Catastrophe Relief Fund Committee which then makes a recommendation to the Executive Board for a final determination. To access the Fund an individual meeting the eligibility criteria set forth above must complete and submit an application. Applications may be obtained by request from the main union hall located at 2829 Anthony Lane South, Minneapolis, MN 55418 or by contacting Monica at 612-877-3724. Questions about the Fund can be directed to Dan Manick at (218) 341-7359.

Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation

The Minneapolis AFL-CIO Community Services is a partnership between the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation and the Greater Twin Cities United Way, covering the city of Minneapolis, and the following counties: Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, McLeod, Meeker, Scott, and Wright. Click here if you’re a member residing in these counties and need assistance.

St. Paul Regional Labor Federation

The St. Paul Regional Labor Federation represents more than 50,000 union members who live or work in Ramsey, Washington, Dakota and Chisago counties. Click here if you’re a member that resides in these counties and need assistance. 

Working Partnerships

Union members who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 disruptions now can apply for emergency financial assistance to Working Partnerships. Working Partnerships is a non-profit community service branch of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and is a partner agency of Greater Twins Cities United Way.

For any union member needing emergency assistance please contact wpfund2020@gmail.com or 612-305-8747 and make sure to leave your full name and phone number. For more information click here. 

Union Plus

Union Plus is a non-profit organization that offers benefit programs exclusively to union members (current and retired) and their families. Union Plus has several hardship help programs that members can apply to. Click here for more information. 

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