2011 Local 49 Day at the Capital

Every day at the Minnesota State Capitol decisions are made about how to allocate state government dollars. It is critical that 49ers voices are heard in this debate. We need politicians to invest our tax dollars building the infrastructure that betters our state and puts you to work. The Local 49 political team is up there every day fighting for your jobs, but you have a critical role to play. Your elected officials need to hear from you about the terrible jobs climate out there in construction.

They need to understand the struggle that you and your family face everyday.

Our political team can tell them about this, but they need to hear it directly from you for them to truly understand.

If you aren't working on March 29th, you should be with your fellow 49ers at the state capitol telling your legislators you want them to do something about it.

Last year over 200 49ers made their views known and we made an impact.

Shortly after our lobby day, an important jobs bill and a 700 million dollar bonding bill were signed into law.

Think about what we can do if 2,000 49ers showed up!

Please join us:

  • 2011 Local 49 Day at the Capitol
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011
  • 8:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Agenda at the Union Hall

  • Day starts at Local 49 Minneapolis Union Hall at 8:45 a.m. (Donuts and Coffee Served)
  • Go over the daily schedule from 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Brief training on our issus and how to discuss them with the legislators
  • Board the busses and head to the State Capitol 9:45 a.m.

Agenda at the State Capitol from 10:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Attend appointments with your State Legislators (Appointments will be made ahead of time by Local 49)
  • Attend committee hearings
  • Lunch at the Transportation Cafe, free of charge
  • Board buses for return trip to Local 49 Union Hall

RSVP to Local 49 Minneapolis Office by March 22

(Make sure we get your address this way we schedule you with the correct legislator)

Call (612) 788-9441 or 1-866-788-9441 or email: jgeorge@local49.org to register and secure your spot.