IUOE Local 49 main phone 612 788 9441 or call toll free 866 788 9441

International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 49

2829 Anthony Lane South

Minneapolis, MN 55418


1-866-788-9441  •  (612) 788-9441

Requests for specific individual information on dues membership, pension benefits or Health and Welfare information should be directed to your nearest Local 49 office.  If it's not urgent you can also email us at noreply@local49.org

Any questions pertaining to Local 49’s Health and Welfare Self-Insured plan should be directed to Wilson McShane @ 952-854-0795 or 1-800-535-6373.

For training related questions please contact the Local 49 Training Program at 320-384-7093.

If you want to register or re-register for the out-of-work list, please call one of the union halls directly so they may verify all your information is current and up-to-date.

Local 49 Office Locations

Mortar boardScholarship Fund Raffle

IUOE Local 49 awards scholarships to the children of our members to pursue career goals via a college education. These awards are funded entirely by members of Local 49 via an annual raffle.

For more information about the raffle, including the rules and prizes, see: 2015 Scholarship Fund Raffle


IUOE Local 49Operating Engineers Local 49 has been working with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) to clarify and correct the use of operating equipment by laborers, and a letter will be going out to contractors to ensure that everybody understands what “incidental” use really means. Basically the letter reminds signatory contractors that they may not circumvent the language of our agreements without committing a direct violation.

Please read this copy of the letter, and contact your Business Agent if you have any questions or concerns.

New & Views from the MN Vikings Stadium construction work:

Local 49 is documenting the work of the skilled union professionals on the job site in downtown Minneapolis as the new stadium rises from the ground.  We have an album growing on Pinterest Join Local 49 on Pinterest- join us there!

Local 49 Operator Tim Busse in Terex 6800 Demag

“Mike Holden, 39 year Local 49 member, is shown here at his retirement party on September 19, 2014. Mike was a Master Electrician for the City of International Falls.

IUOE Local 49 Retiree Mike Holden
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Mike is pictured with Business Agents, Dan Kingsley, Dan Snidarich and retired Business Agents, Thomas “Butch” Pariseau, Joseph “Dale” Long and Jack Guy, who signed Mike to a union card in 1975. Congratulations Mike!