Workers Memorial Day, April 25, 2014

We will observe Workers Memorial Day at noon on Friday, April 25 at the Workers Memorial Garden on the Capitol grounds, 12th & Cedar Street. So that we may honor them, please provide to the St. Paul BT Council the names of your members who have passed away from work related injuries or illness since last year’s memorial service. Please send us the information by April 17, including the age, date and cause of death. Office phone: 651-287-9999. 

Maryland Passes Responsible Contracting Law

Yesterday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signed a bill that protects taxpayers by prohibiting private contractors who have broken the law from obtaining contracts with the state. Read more »


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) today announced $33 million of pension capital funding for construction of Five 15 on the Park, a 259-unit apartment complex in Minneapolis. The $52 million project is expected to generate approximately 260 union construction jobs at a time when construction unemployment remains high. Read more »

Harry Melander receives Wellstone Award

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Congratulations to Harry Melander, President, St. Paul Building & Construction Trades Council, for receiving the Paul D. Wellstone Award for Lifetime Commitment to Organized Labor at the 3rd Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner.

Workers Memorial Day

Every year in April the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. Read more »

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