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

How do I find out about my health care benefits?

There's a great page on our Health & Welfare website (health49.org) dedicated to helping you understand how to use your health and welfare benefits  on your road to a healthier you.

What's the deal on training and apprenticeship?

We have a state of the art Training Center for all our members in Hinckley, MN, which is also the home of our Apprenticeship Program.

I've heard Local 49 supports an educational scholarship for family members...

Absolutely true. Check it outHow to Apply for Local 49’s Scholarship. In order for the application to be considered by the Scholarship Committee, requests for applications in any given year should be received no later than April 15th. In general scholarship funds are only awarded to the family of 49ers in good standing. Learn more...

I have questions about setting up a union where I work.

We'd be happy to help you get started. Here's a link to contact our "organizers." 

loader with fb signAre you active online - say at Facebook?

Of course; Visit us at facebook.
And Local 49's Training Center is there, too, if you have questions about our Training and/or Apprenticeship programs...

When and where are local meetings?

Here's a listing of Membership Meeting times and locations.

Who are the officers of Local 49?

A short introduction to the current Officers of IUOE Local 49

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

Our Main Office is in Minneapolis; use the phone # or address below. 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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map of IUOE Local 49 offices in MN, ND & SD

Requests for specific individual information on dues, membership, and benefits - including basic Health and Welfare information - can be handled by your nearest Local 49 office.

Any questions pertaining to Local 49’s Health and Welfare Self-Insured plan are handled by the plan "administrators" at Wilson-McShane @ 952-854-0795 or 1-800-535-6373.

To contact the Central Pension Fund, visit their website or call: (202) 362-1000.

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.

Values at Work

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PolyMet Mining is gearing up
for a busy and productive few months ahead as state and federal regulators complete the environmental review process and prepare for permitting a modern copper-nickel and precious metals mine. Two million construction hours – about the same needed to build Target Field – will be required to modernize existing structures and build the mine near Hoyt Lakes.

DNR Commissioner Landwehr said it is his goal to have the critical documents “out the door” this spring. Permitting would come next.

Keep checking back for more details.link to March 2015 PolyMet update

Load Fast Modular Loading Systems Portable Crane
The International Union of Operating Engineers is working to clarify that work done using the Load Fast Modular Loading Systems Portable Crane is under the proper core jurisdiction of the IUOE as an OSHA-designated crane.  

Please read this brief explanation, and share it with other members. Note that any questions which cannot be answered by Area Business Representatives may be sent directly to the IUOE Director of Jursidiction, Terry T. George, at either (202) 778-2617 or email to tgeorge@iuoe.org

Load Fast Modular Loading Systems Portable Crane

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.