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Local 49 Video

Operating Engineers are proud of their big equipment. Get an eyeful of their massive rigs in our new video!

Since he was a child, Local 49 Business Agent Doug Zila, dreamed of being just like his dad—a big man with the license to operate some big equipment. 

Today, he and the many men of women of Local 49, are living that dream–operating some of the largest, most sophisticated machines in the building and construction trades.

“We feel confident that we are the best,” 38-year veteran crane operator, Cal Ziegler, boasts with a smile. “But we have to work safe with everybody. That’s the goal—to have everybody go home safe.”

We met and talked with Cal and Doug, and their fellow 49’er, Troy Thorsten, last December on the site of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Check out this cool video to learn more!

Operating Engineers

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Star in our next video!

BTCU wants to salute your union! 

We’re looking for a few outspoken, fun-loving tradespeople to be part of our “BTCU Salutes” video series. 

We’re proud to serve the hard-working men and women of the building trades. That’s why we created this video series. Check out our first installment with Apprentice Coordinator Tom Reger of Local 633

Now, we’re looking to celebrate more great work and the people in the building trades. Could it be you? 

Simply send us an email and tell us why BTCU should  salute your union. If we choose you, your work and your union will be spotlighted in our next video.

Can’t wait to hear from you! Contact us today!