Jason George, Business Manager for Local 49, noted, “Our union is pleased to stand behind these candidates. All of them are proven supporters of our pro-jobs, pro-worker legislative agenda. The bi-partisan composition of these endorsements reflects Local 49’s philosophy that our jobs aren’t a partisan issue. The good men and women of this union only want two things from their elected leaders. One, they want the opportunity to go work to help build and maintain the infrastructure of this great nation. Two, they expect policy makers to protect their right to collectively bargain for wages and benefits consistent with the skill and professionalism Operating Engineers bring to the job site each and every day.
About IUOE Local 49
Founded in 1927, Local 49 is the International Union of Operating Engineers. Local 49 represents Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, and with nearly 14,000 heavy equipment operators, Local 49 is the state’s largest construction union. For more information visit www.local49.org.