What is IUOE 70?
IUOE Local 70 is part of The International Union of Operating Engineers, whose headquarters are in Washington DC, has approximately 400,000 members in the United States and Canada.
Though Local 70 began as a union representing workers in the stationary engineering field, today’s membership covers a wide variety of positions and workers who have chosen Local 70 to help them obtain the dignity, justice and respect they so richly deserve.
How do I contact my Buisness Agent?
Please call 651-646-4566 and they will conect you to your Buisness Agent.
Who do you Represent?
Local 70 is privileged to represent over 5,000 men and women working in both the public and private sector throughout the state of Minnesota. We are truly “statewide and proud.”
Occupational Job Titles Represented by Local 70
Air Conditioning Techs
Automated Building Tecs
Food Production Employees
Food Service Aides
Light/Medium/Heavy Equipment Operators
Mechanic Maintenance Engineers
Power Plant Operators
Utility Service Workers
Water Plant Operators
Why should I join Local 70 or maintain my membership?
There are a couple of strong reasons to be a member in Local 70. First ask yourself is there anything in my contract I benefit from? If yes, you risk losing any gains you contractually have. More than 90% of dues goes directly to the defense of your contract or to negotiate benefits for you in it. Without these financial resources we may not be able to continue to represent your contract. If you don’t think you have anything to lose, talk to your steward, they can talk to you about what management wants to take away every time the contract opens.
Strength in numbers, some of our contracts with the best benefits, have the highest membership rates, don’t think management doesn’t look at those numbers to decide how seriously to take our proposals during negotiations. If they see a unit with low membership it is easy to not take our concerns serious.
Lastly, and the most often forgotten, are resources for defense against unjustified or excessive discipline. No one ever thinks they will be the one to get called into HR, but if that day comes you will appreciate the availability of your Steward and/or Business Agent to be there with you and defend you and assist you through the process.
How do I organize my work place?
Our staff will get you in touch with one of our agents if you call or stop by our offices at:
IUOE Local 70
2722 County Rd. D East
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
Where can I get information on the Central Pension Fund?
Central Pension Fund
4115 Chesapeake St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-4665
Tel: (202) 362-1000
Fax: (202) 364-2913
HOURS OF OPERATION:
MON- FRI: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm;
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)